WTA's stop in Stanford sets stage for unpredictable summer

Tuesday July 30th, 2013
Dominika Cibulkova toppled top seed Agnieszka Radwanska to win the Bank of the West Classic.
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Daniela Hantuchova: Gone in the second round, but a big story after announcing her doubles partnership with Martina Hingis for this week's Southern California Open, the Rogers Cup and the U.S. Open. This will mark the initial stage of Hingis' comeback (she remains coy about venturing into singles), and as Hantuchova told Tennis.com, "She was always my idol growing up, so I said, 'Why don't we give it a try?' We don't have anything to lose, and we just want to have fun on court. She thought about it for a while, and here we are." Both women were born in Slovakia, and Hingis' last tour-level doubles match was alongside Hantuchova at the 2007 U.S. Open. Most notable of all: After all this time, and so many twists and turns, Hingis (at 32) is just a year older than Serena Williams.

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