Month: October 2015

Serena coach hints at rest after US Open heartache

Serena Williams’s coach raised the prospect of the world number one skipping the remainder of the season on Tuesday as she struggles to come to terms with her failure to clinch a calendar Grand Slam. Patrick Mouratoglou told ESPN that Williams was intensely disappointed after missing out on a fifth consecutive Grand Slam crown and probably should wait until next year before returning to competition if she is not properly motivated to play. “She was two matches away from something really big, so it was very painful,” said Mouratoglou.

Tennis – Tennis: Serena coach hints at rest after US Open heartache

– Serena Williams’s coach raised the prospect of the world number one skipping the remainder of the season on Tuesday as she struggles to come to terms with her failure to clinch a calendar Grand Slam. Patrick Mouratoglou told ESPN that Williams was intensely disappointed. “She was two matches away from something really big, so it was very painful,” said Mouratoglou. “Any loss is very painful for her, but this one even more than usual. So it just takes time to recover from it, and when the motivation comes back, which I don’t doubt it will, then it will be…

Dizzy Wozniacki, Azarenka join Wuhan casualty list

Caroline Wozniacki complained of dizzy spells on Tuesday as she joined Victoria Azarenka on the long list of casualties at the Wuhan Open, which has been badly hit by upsets and retirements. A day after Maria Sharapova and Eugenie Bouchard both withdrew with injuries, Wozniacki, Azarenka and Belinda Bencic all had medical problems as the end of a long season nears. Wozniacki, the former world number one from Denmark, called the doctor on court to take her temperature as she lost to Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (8/6) in round two.

'No regrets' says Li Na, one year after retiring

China’s two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na said Monday she had “no regrets” about her career, a year after her abrupt retirement from professional tennis. Li was addressing reporters in her hometown Wuhan in central China during the second edition of the Wuhan Open, which was launched last year on the back of her success. The 33-year-old has rarely appeared in public since she tearfully retired on the eve of the inaugural Wuhan Open last year, and later gave birth to a baby girl.