In ESPN The Magazine, Chris Jones writes how Rebecca Marino, a promising tennis player, is quitting the game partly because the cost of living a modern public life feeds her depression.
Top-seed John Isner, playing for the first time since helping the U.S. defeat Switzerland in Davis Cup, defeated Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 7-6 (1), 7-6 (4) in the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships on Tuesday.
Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova beat Alison Riske of the United States 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the ASB Classic on Tuesday.
Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus defeated Italy's Alberta Brianti 6-0, 6-1 on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Luxembourg Open.
Rebecca Marino rallied past second-seeded Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the Luxembourg Open on Tuesday.
Top-seeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic beat Rebecca Marino of Canada 6-2, 6-2 on Tuesday to advance to the second round of the Generali Ladies.
Maria Sharapova defeated Tamarine Tanasugarn of Thailand 6-2, 7-5 Monday in a second-round match at the Pan Pacific Open played under the roof because of rain.
Top-seeded Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia lost 6-4, 6-4 to unseeded Marina Erakovic of New Zealand in a Bell Challenge quarterfinal on Friday night.
There were two early upsets on the women's side in first round action of the Western & Southern Open, a U.S. Open tuneup.
World No. 1 and defending champion Caroline Wozniacki lost to Roberta Vinci 6-4, 7-5 in a second-round match at the Rogers Cup.
Qualifier Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan beat No. 9 seed Marion Bartoli of France 6-3, 6-3 Monday in the first round of the Rogers Cup.
Maria Kirilenko has withdrawn from the Mercury Insurance Open because of a left hip injury.
No. 3-ranked Vera Zvonareva of Russia converted the only two service breaks of the match, enabling her to beat qualifier Jill Craybas 6-4, 7-5 in the Mercury Insurance Open.
Second-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia set up a possible quarterfinal match with Serena Williams, beating Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 at the Bank of the West Classic.
Fifth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland and eighth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia each won in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic on Monday night.
Mirjana Lucic reached her second quarterfinal in more than a decade, defeating Andrea Hlavackova 6-2, 7-6 (4) at the Aegon Classic.