Shahar Pe'er is now being coached by Gabriel Urpi, who will still be working with Flavia Pennetta, and The Moonball Princess Conchita Martinez. Shahar made the decision after what is being called an intensive three weeks of training in Spain. First reaction? What the hell does Conchita know about attacking tennis? She's the main reason I was so turned off women's tennis for a long time. The link is in Hebrew. Shahar's New Coaches
Fernando Gonzalez is going to be playing an exo in Chile on December 6 along with Gisela Dulko, Carlos Moya and Martina Navratilova. Click here for a nice fan blog about Fernando.
I have to give it to Martina Hingis fans. Despite everything many are holding out hope that somehow things will be reversed and she'll be back in the good graces of the WTA tour. One fan, when told that Martina's ranking had been removed from the WTA site said that was because she had retired forgetting that what usually happens is that the players ranking is allowed to fall after retirement until they're no longer on the ranking chart.
I don't say this to gloat. As I've said before I've never been a fan of Miss Motormouth but she has her place among the greats of women's tennis. To blow it all, literally, is a shame not only for her but for women's tennis.
Sportingo has a nice look at Jelena Jankovic's career and what she needs to do going forward.
Kevin Kim of the Unites States beat John Isner 6-2, 6-2 and followed that up by beating Jesse Levine this week. Levine had won back to back Challenger events, one over Donald Young. Mr Levine you will remember is the young man Roger Federer summoned to Dubai to hit with.
Speaking of Roger his fans are going to Rovian (as in Karl Rove) lengths to spin his loss as meaningless in the context of Roger's World. True, it was an exhibition match. True, Pete had to win one or why bother with any future exhibitions. But if you get a chance, watch this highlight film from the second exo. Never a big fan of Pete but watch the shotmaking and movement. Once a great tennis mind always a great tennis mind I say. Pete was gaining confidence here. And Roger was rattled.
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