Tagged with Elena Baltacha

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

Kim Clijsters, Ana Ivanovic, Serena Williams Advance On Day 1 Of 2012 Olympic Tennis; Caroline Wozniacki Barely Escapes Upset, Li Na And Samantha Stosur Do Not

For me, tennis in the Olympics is a wonderful fan experience…well, except for one thing. As a life long tennis fan, over the years I develop favorites. With both the WTA and ATP being true world tours, those favorites come from around the world. That’s usually not a dilemma. However, in the Olympics, I like … Continue reading