Happy New Tennis Year 2011 and welcome to Tennis Panorama News!
Fire Takes Rubin’s Home
The Lafayatte Louisiana home of former WorldÂ No.Â 6 Chanda Rubin was destroyed by fire last week. The likely cause of the fire – lightning.Â There were intense thunderstorms the night of the blaze. Rubin was not injured.
Nicholas Keifer has called it a career- the former world No. 4 wants to spend more time with his family. Keifer has a daughter who is less than a year old.
Two “Heads” are better than none
Matt Cronin of TennisReporters.net reports that Maria Sharapova will announce her new racquet deal with Head. Sharapova had been playing with Prince racquets.
Out of the Australian Open
Jie ZhengÂ is still recovering from wrist surgery.
Alona Bondarenko recently had knee surgery.
King and Queen of the Hopman Cup Ball
TheÂ twenty-first edition of the round robin exhibition tournament is underway in Perth Australia featuring teams from eight nations.
Canada’s Daniel Nestor has been appointed t a a member to the Order of Canada. Not only was Nestor commended for his contributions to tennisÂ but also for his community and charity work.
Game, Set, Match and Welcome to the 2011Â Tennis Season!
Action on tap this week includes tournaments in Auckland, Brisbane, Chennai and Doha.
Kourtin’ Karen’s Tennis News Scoreboard takes a brief and sometimes funny look at the week that was in the world of tennis. During the the major tournaments she produces the scoreboard almost daily.