Taylor Townsend has earned a wild card into the main draw of the French Open. Townsend received the needed points when she saved two match points against Anett Kontaviet and advanced to the final of the USTA 50k event in Harbour Beach, Florida today. This will be Townsend's first time to play at the French Open.
The word is that Dinara Safina will retire from professional tennis next week, but that has been "the word" before, so we'll wait and see. The former world number 1 will present the trophy in Madrid. Oh, how I miss Thrill Ride.
Aga Radwanska has changed her hair color again.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands underwent hip surgery (again) last week; a full recovery is expected.
Czech media are reporting that Petra Kvitova and Radek Stepanek have ended their romantic relationship. (A full recovery is hoped for.)