The $50,000 Pro Circuit Women's Challenger in Allentown, Pa. is getting excellent coverage from the Morning Call, with today's feature about the nomadic and financially difficult existence of that level. One of the players featured in the story, USC's Amanda Fink, is having an excellent run in Allentown. On Thursday, she defeated No. 2 seed Varvara Lepchenko in three sets, as detailed here, and today downed Brenda Schultz-McCarthy to advance to the semifinals, where she'll face Lauren Albanese. Sixteen-year-old Grass Court champion Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada is through to the doubles semifinals with her partner Neha Uberoi.
For complete draws, see the Pro Circuit results webpage at usta.com.
This week's Sports Illustrated is rare enough in featuring tennis on the cover (what, no Brett Favre?) with a photo of Nadal vs. Federer at Wimbledon. It also has a "Where are they now/Where will they be?" section that has brief profiles of Melanie Oudin and Bernard Tomic. Click here for the online version, which is without the photographs that accompany the stories in the magazine.
Friday, July 11, 2008