Bally

I was really shocked and saddened to hear the news this morning that Elena Baltacha has passed away at the age of 30.  I really admired Bally, both on and off the court.  I loved her motivation, her determination and fight on court, and the passion she had for tennis.  She faced so many obstacles,…

French Open 2012: Day 1 Review

As has become synonymous with the French Open, play kicked off rather tentatively on the Sunday with Sam Stosur, Ana Ivanovic and Venus Williams all enjoying first round wins.  Sam Stosur kicked off proceedings with a solid 6-4 6-0 victory over Elena Baltacha.  The Brit fought well with a great fighting attitude during the first…