The WTA has jumped into social networking with both feet. It's new fan site,
http://www.WTASuperFans.com/, has a great look and provides interesting tidbits on the players. Serena Williams gives details on a recent awkward moment involving her hitting partner " Big Sascha". I have to admit I agree with her comments.
As far as Twitter is concerned Serena, along with Anne Keothavong, Svetlana Kuznetsova (who posts in both Russian and English) and Venus Williams are the most prolific and hilarious of the women. Among the men only Andy Roddick posts enough to make himself interesting and give a glimpse into his personality. I was taken back when he admitted he had Justin Bieber fever. Talk about awkward.
Another American player, Sam Querrey, whom I don't follow, managed to put his foot in his mouth last night.
RT @samquerrey: although i still wish i was in the tournament im glad to be home and away from guido-ville a.k.a. miami!!!
I'm glad I saved the post because when you go to his Twitter page now the post has been deleted. Calling an Italian-American a "guido" is not cool. Why he used it in reference to the resident's of Miami is not clear. Wonder what he says about other ethnic minorities when no one is looking.
Sony Ericsson Open/Miami Watch
Yanina Wickmayer. Marion Bartoli (above) took her out in straight sets last night.
The crowd during the men's night match was comparable to the crowd during the day match between Nicolas Almagro of Spain and Tomaz Bellucci of Brazil. Almagro had to stop playing at one point because of the heckling and an offending fan was warned that his next outburst would lead him to the exit.
Marin Cilic who was seeded 7th at Key Biscayne lost to Fernando Verdasco who will play Berdych next.
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Serena Williams is reported to be "questionable" for Rome.