Oh Marina Her retirement in tennis was kinda synonymous with mine on TF Lovely girl and got me into following tennis as much as I did - still keep up but never quite able to root for anyone as I did her Would be nice if she came back as a top doubles player one day but I doubt it, she's sensible enough to move on.
Anyway, I am really glad she manged to win a WTA title.
only won by default because Lisicki retired after 1 set injured, the other 4 final loses were fairly comfortable, highest rank 39 and on average was a round 2 level player at slams, sorry but saying goodbye to normal players who left no mark on the game is strange. Twitter doesn't even have a blue tick.
First match back following a double grand slam and major coaching drama can be tricky, but Naomi manages to get probably the easiest second round match humanly possible in Dubai (Kiki Maldenovic). Naomi has to thank the Dubai organizers for granting a wild card to Fatma Al Nabhani in the main draw, which enabled Kiki to actually post a win in a WTA singles event. This is great for Naomi, Kiki, and Al Nabhani (who should really be contesting club matches against Alexandra Stevenson), so everybody wins!