Aces of the Week: 24 Nov - 1 Dec
A weekly tennis digest for all the news you missed and should know.
Did you miss all the tennis action over the week? We take a look at the hits, misses (and some net cords) from the Week that Was.
Delpo, Delpo, Delpo!
Juan Martin Del Potro has announced his comeback and then some. Olympic silver, US Open semi-final, beating three top-4 players – he’s done it all after recovery from what could easily have been a career-ending injury, and now he’s made history again – and did a whole litany of good deeds while doing it!
Serena Williams speaks out
A longtime advocate of equal pay, women’s rights and a fighting voice against racism and sexism, 22-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams wrote a powerful open letter to young women everywhere.
The IPTL is returning!
Organizers announced a truncated version of the popular league tennis tournament would be held again this year, but with one less team – and one fewer leg.
Even better news – fan favourite Roger Federer is back!
India ATP action continues
Seemingly devoid of events on the professional tour, India’s sole ATP World Tour level event – the Chennai Open, is all set to return next year, but this time 2016 US Open champion and Chennai Open favourite Stan Wawrinka will sit this one out. There’s still a top 10 player in the offing, though, so no disappointed fans!
Shake-up in the LTA
She has two sons who are currently World No. 1 – and Judy Murray, former tennis professional and the mother of Andy and Jamie Murray, has been leading the British Fed Cup team for 5 years. She has now stepped down from that post – and been replaced by a former British No. 1.
And among the shifts in tennis, some tragic news
Chilean singles player Daniela Seguel, playing in the final of the WTA Copa Las Condes in her home country, lost her father – who was watching the match, soon after she finished.