15 Responses

  1. Aube
    Aube April 2, 2013 at 8:50 pm |

    I got teary eyes reading her relationship with her daddy but I’m happy she seems at peace at the moment with that decision and moved on,I guess I get sad at every non “formidable” family relationship,but that’s just me…

    Good interview Lindsay,good luck to Vania, I hope she can rebound and find her groove back to the top,tennis is such an individual sport and could get very challenging at times…

    Hopefully she’ll keep playing and singing for a long time!

    You go Vania!

  2. Max
    Max April 2, 2013 at 10:19 pm |

    Great work, Lindsay.

    Mainstream media isn’t interested in players like Vania but their interviews are always much more interesting than whatever PR driven superstars have to offer.

    1. Master Ace
      Master Ace April 3, 2013 at 8:27 am |

      Agree. Those have a tendency to be the best interviews.

    2. SamG
      SamG April 3, 2013 at 11:36 am |

      Agreed!

  3. Patrick of La Verne
    Patrick of La Verne April 3, 2013 at 3:41 pm |

    If more people had the time, or took the time, to learn more about the WTA players, women’s tennis would enter a new golden age. Nearly ever player has a story worth telling, and many have several.

    Thanks, Lindsay, for looking beyond first serve percentages and backhands down the line. Keep up the great work and good luck to the California Songbird!

  4. Rhian
    Rhian April 3, 2013 at 5:10 pm |

    I’m seconding all those saying how much they enjoy these interviews with some of the so-called “lesser known” players, so many interesting stories that would overwise never get out. Wish more media would focus on other players as well as the top ranked players but so glad there seems to be more high quality blogs & bloggers coming up now that are getting access to media credentials & using it well!

  5. Sean
    Sean April 3, 2013 at 6:46 pm |

    I agree with the previous posters, well done and very revealing. So thankful that Lindsay went the extra mile and Vania was so open.
    Watching Vania and Yaroslova win the US Open in 2010 was amazing but offset by a nearly empty stadium. I don’t know if the indifference to doubles speaks to her motivation (probably goes way deeper) but I wonder.

  6. tennis watcher
    tennis watcher April 8, 2013 at 8:53 pm |

    Love your site and writing!

    I know I am late to this party, but I can’t help but wonder if there were topics off limits in this interview. While I enjoyed this piece, I can’t believe it does not mention the now famous King tweet about performance improvement drugs and stripping players of wins. We all know that tennis is an elitist sport plagued by nepotism, classism, racism, etc… so I guess it is no surprise that players, whether UTA supported or not seem to fear being ostracized; this fear is so great that it seems to result in players who are afraid of voicing any opinions. I love the sport but I am tired of the strangle hold it seems to have on its players and to some degree the media that covers it.

    Love your site and writing!

  7. anthony pepe
    anthony pepe April 12, 2013 at 11:51 am |

    Great article on a great woman. I’ve been following Ms. King’s career since she first turned pro. I’m glad to see she is finding herself and what makes her happy.

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