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Tennis News & Net Notes
WTA Tour changes ranking points system for 2014: " Among the changes confirmed by the WTA are first round points at Premier Mandatory tournaments being doubled , qualifying points at International tournaments being increased and Grand Slam qualifying points being adjusted to lessen the difference between WTA Premier event qualifying points."
Yearender: Li Na sets up milestone for China, again
When Chinese superstar Li Na vowed to break into top three or win another major at the beginning of the year, many thought the big-mouthed woman might dream too big this time.
Thirteen Thoughts on 2013
How can you tell if it's been a good year in tennis? It's an interesting question.
Wall Street Journal
Tough at the Top
To some observers, Li Na is the bad girl of women's tennis, known as much for her outbursts on and off the court-and for poking fun at her husband, former teammate and coach Jiang Shan-as she is for her powerful backhand.
Go East, Young Lady
A revised 2014 WTA calendar, along with the 2015 version, was released today. The outstanding change is the increased emphasis on events in the Far East.
Making Clothes For 'Big Women'
Exception de Mixmind, a clothing designer and retailer based in Guangzhou, shot to fame last year when Peng Liyuan wore the brand on her first trip abroad as China's first lady.
Roger Federer Gets Mobbed In Shanghai, Except That's NOT Roger Federer! [Video]
American Donald Mahoney continued his hit youtube series "Donnie Does" about his life in China with this experiment to see if all white people look the same.
The Year in Phrases
So far we've discussed, among other things, the players, matches, points, disappointments, and train wrecks of the year on this web site.
Why Is American Tennis Dying?
Don't be fooled by rosy reports of increased participation among kids. American tennis is declining where it counts - at the college and professional levels, on television and in popular culture.
Down and out in Paris: The man who rescued Serena Williams
Serena Williams poses with her coach Patrick Mouratoglou after reclaiming the year-end world No.