Ramblings from St. Petersburg: Gasparyan v Ivanovic lights up Wednesday’s schedule

Main draw action finally got underway on Tuesday at the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Margarita Gasparyan both progressing into the second round with victories in the evening session. These were the first matches that I watched from St. Petersburg; I really like the main stadium and the court seems fast, which…

San Diego here we come!

Vera Zvonareva, Andrea Petkovic, Agnieszka Radwanska and Peng Shuai headline the WTA tournament in San Diego, which starts on Monday. The draw reminds me a little of the grass-court tournament in Birmingham but it is slightly stronger with more strength in depth across the line-up of seeds. The top eight seeds all have byes in…