As intriguing a year as 2012 was on the tennis court, there was plenty happening off the court for several players, Sandra Harwitt writes.
While top seeds Wozniacki and Stosur fell at an overcast Wimbledon, soon-to-be-retired Kim Clijsters rolled merrily along into the third round.
Among the players seeking her first major title is the talented but temperamental Vera Zvonareva, a finalist at last year's Wimbledon and U.S. Open.
It's time for the annual battle to see who is the best on Paris' famous terre battue, the red clay of the French Open. This year's women's draw could be the showcase for some established stars as well as some newcomers.
While others skipped Fed Cup, Martina Navratilova is still moved by the notion of playing for her country.