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WTA Wrap-Up 5.4.2014: Former British #1 Elena Baltacha Passes Away At 30; Carla Suarez Navarro Wins First WTA Singles Title; Play Underway In Madrid

It is with great sadness that I start this WTA wrap-up by acknowledging the passing of Elena Baltacha. The former British #1 player, who reached her WTA career high ranking of #49 in 2010, lost her battle with liver cancer. She was 30 years old. At 19, Elena was diagnosed with primary sclerosing cholangitis, an … Continue reading

Defending Champion Yanina Wickmayer Defeats Former World Number One Dinara Safina In Three Sets To Advance At ASB Classic

Former #1-ranked Dinara Safina of Russia pushed ASB Classic defending champion Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium to three sets in the first round, but the Belgian held firm to down her strong opponent 6-3 6-7(2) 6-1. “We both played some amazing points,” reflected Wickmayer. “At the end of the second set, we were both playing our best … Continue reading