Daily Dispatch: Wozniacki’s Post-US Open Success
After former World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki crashed out of the US Open at the hands of 96th-ranked Irina Camelia Begu, things looked dire for the Dane as she fell out of the top 10. But since that loss, Wozniacki has gone 9-1, winning her first tournament in more than a year, and earning her first win over a top 10 player in 2012 by defeating World No. 8 Li Na in Tokyo.
The Slice has pictures of the players’ party in Beijing, featuring Novak Djokovic, Agnieska Radwanska, Angelique Kerber, Victoria Azarenka, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Andrea Petkovic, Tommy Haas, Richard Gasquet, and Daniela Hantuchova.
Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley on the tournament’s increased $30 million prize pool: “Now that we have a prize pool figure, we want more input from players on what they think is fairer distribution model.”
According to the WTA, Lauren Davis’s entry into the top 100 means that the United States is now tied with Russia in having the most (10) players in the top 100.
Bobby Chintapalli has a great piece for USA Today about Petra Kvitova’s ongoing quest to improve her English in the wake of her success:
Kvitova also speaks Czech and Slovak and understands some Russian and Polish. She’s working on her English to communicate more easily with media, sponsors and other players.
It seems grammar matters but vocabulary more so. “It’s more important to know lots of words,” Kvitova says. “To speak what you are feeling and what you know about your game or about the player or something like this.”
For anyone in the United States, Tennis.com has a TV schedule of all the action in Tokyo and Beijing this week.
Coolest tennis item of the day, these tennis court towels by Lacoste:
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— Taylor Townsend(@Taylor_Townsen) September 30, 2012