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Players react to WTA CEO Stacey Allaster's resignation plans, Maria Sharapova accepts wildcard into Wuhan Open and more of the interesting reporting, writing and quipping from around the Internet.

By SI.com Staff
September 22, 2015

The Daily Bagel is your dose of the interesting reporting, writing and quipping from around the Internet.

• From The Wall Street Journal: Sinclair Broadcast Group, the nation’s largest owner of local TV stations, is interested in acquiring the Tennis Channel.

• Caroline Wozniacki and Agnieszka Radwanska attended a volleyball match between Poland and Japan in Tokyo. 

[tweet=https://twitter.com/ARadwanska/status/646319577807220736]• From Courtney Nguyen for the WTA Insider: With five weeks to go, only five spots remain for the 2015 WTA Finals in Singapore. Here's how the race shapes up as the tour turns towards Asia.

• Maria Sharapova has accepted a wildcard into the Wuhan Open, which begins on Sunday, Sept. 27. She's been sidelined since Wimbledon due to a right leg injury.

• More 'Pova news: Sharapova has also launched a new tournament "Maria and Friends," to be held at UCLA in Los Angeles in December.


• The BBC has signed a new rights deal with the All England Club to continue broadcasting Wimbledon until 2020.

• On December 12, 2004, big Roger Federer fan Jesus Aparicio was seriously injured in a car crash and the accident left him in a coma for nearly 11 years, until he finally woke up on Aug. 27, 2015. Aparicio was shocked to learn about Federer's current form: "When I knew that, at 34 years, he is still playing and is No. 2 in the world, I thought they were kidding me," he said


• On Tuesday, the WTA's Stacey Allaster announced her plans to resign from her role on Oct. 2, after serving as the organization’s chair and CEO since 2009. Several current and former players took to Twitter to express their gratitiude for her contributions to the sport:








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