Marion Bartoli, former Wimbledon champion, was barred from playing in an invitational event at Wimbledon this week after doctors expressed fears over her health
Marion Bartoli insisted that Indian is on the right path, but fans needs to patient to see more results.
Former Wimbledon champ & Mumbai Marathon ambassador reveals she has a half-Indian boyfriend & eats spicy food at Indian restaurants in London.
Marion Bartoli, who retired after winning the 2013 Wimbledon title, said world number one Serena Williams is the best player in the world when she is fit. Serena has 18 titles, four behind Steffi Graf's record of 22 Grand Slams.
Li Na, Asia's highest-ranking player in tennis history and the top seed at the WTA tournament, downed Peng, who was seeded fifth, 6-4, 7-5.
The week-long Hong Kong Tennis Open in September 2014 will be played in Victoria Park, the city's major downtown green space, and there are hopes of attracting the international stars of women's tennis.
Gasquet, who is ranked 10th in the world, won in a tight three-setter 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in two hour 23 minutes to record his second victory over Kukushkin in as many meetings.
The 22-year-old fifth seed -- ranked 18 in the world -- took 1hr 41minutes to defeat her seventh-seeded opponent and 2011 US Open champion and record only her second win in five meetings with the Australian.
Allaster, chairman and CEO of the Women's Tennis Association, said female competitors would be quite happy to play for as long as the men if asked by the Grand Slam tournaments.
John Tomic received an eight-month suspended jail sentence on September 6 for headbutting Thomas Drouet - Bernard's training partner, breaking his nose and knocking him out in a May assault outside a Madrid hotel.
He will not serve jail time, however, as the sentence is less than two years and he has no previous convictions in Spain, the source added.
"It's pretty hard to say I would never come back," said the 28-year-old Frenchwoman, who retired suddenly after a loss at Cincinnati in August.
Kvitova didn't put a foot wrong in a 6-0, 6-1 semi-final victory over her Czech FedCup teammate Klara Zakopalova. Halep defeated fourth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki -- a former world number one and four-time winner of this event -- 6-2, 7-5.
Bartoli's bombshell on Wednesday night, after a disappointing loss to Romanian Simona Halep in Cincinnati, caught many by surprise, including fellow Wimbledon winner and compatriot Amelie Mauresmo, captain of the French Fed Cup team, and who in recent months had assumed some coaching duties with Bartoli.
Mauresmo said she had not seen the decision coming but that the pair had been in contact overnight, first by text message, then by telephone.
After two hours of considering her physical condition, she tearfully announced she's quitting. Marion Bartoli said her Achilles, shoulder, hips and lower back hurt continuously when she plays.
Fourth-seeded Li stormed to a 6-1, 6-4 win against Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova while seventh seed Bartoli beat Lauren Davis 6-0, 6-3.
The 31-year-old American brings a formidable recent record to the Canadian hard courts, with seven titles this year including a French Open crown and, most recently, the Swedish Open.