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WTA Wrap-Up 8.23.2014: Petra Kvitova Wins Connecticut Open; Maria Sharapova The Face Of CDFA Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign; WTA Stars Take The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

If the US Open were played in New Haven, Connecticut then Petra Kvitova would be a clear favorite. The reigning Wimbledon champion won the 2014 Connecticut Open at Yale with a 6-4 6-2 victory over good friend Magdalena Rybarikova. It was Petra’s 2nd title in New Haven in 3 years and her 3rd straight final. … Continue reading

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