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Reflections: Top 10 Most Memorable Moments of the 2010 WTA Championships

What started off as a lackadaisical week in Doha turned out to be filled with nothing but drama. Surprisingly, none of the memorably-dramatic moments of the tournament have mention of Jelena Jankovic. Just sayin’. 10. The women go Hollywood and make their mark in cement. 9. Francesca Schiavone on how people in Italy react to […]


Reflections: WTA Tour Doubles Besties End Year As The Best

After defeating Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova 6-4, 6-4 to advance to the year-end finals, top seeds Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta are one stop closer to capping off an extremely memorable year for the two. But no matter what Sunday’s result is, Dulko and Pennetta will finish the season as the WTA’s number 1-ranked […]


Reflections: Golden Girl Retires From Tennis

With a tearful goodbye, Elena Dementieva retired from tennis today after a loss at the WTA Championships to Francesca Schiavone. She ended her 13-year career and walks away from the WTA Tour as the world number 9. While I almost held it together as Dementieva announced this was her last tournament, I lost it when […]


Elena Dementieva Retires From Tennis

After losing her last round robin match of the WTA Year-end championships in Doha to Francesca Schiavone, Elena Dementieva shocked us all and announced her retirement from tennis. She was then given an award from Sheikh Nasser al-Khulaifi, the president of Qatar’s Tennis Federation. Video, via the WTA, of highlights from today, including Elena announcing […]


Azarenka Qualifies for Doha

Well, what a year it’s been for Victoria Azarenka. She made the Quarterfinals of the Australian Open (tying her best showing at a Grand Slam for the third time), hit a few speed bumps throughout the year (most memorable being at the US Open) and now she’s qualified for the WTA Tour year-end championships in […]