Serena Williams says playing in the IPTL event in Manila will help prepare her for the 2016 season, Andy Murray says grass courts are too slow and of the interesting reporting, writing and quipping from around the Internet.
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• Thanks to Let, Second Serve, you can import the WTA and ATP 2016 event calendars directly into your own personal calendars so you'll never miss a match.
• Todd Spiker of WTA Backspin breaks down the top WTA matches of the year.
• Tim Smyczek is a one of the 2015 honorees for the Musial Awards, which recognizes the greatest stories of sportsmanship throughout the year.
• Christopher Clarey for The New York Times: A look at tennis' anti-doping program, after Andy Murray called for more investment and Roger Federer called for more testing.
• Murray also said that he thinks the indoor and grass courts are too slow: “I think one way of speeding the game up is to make the courts a bit quicker and the balls a bit quicker,” he said.
• Serena Williams says playing in the IPTL event in Manila will help prepare her for the 2016 season. She won on her first singles match for the Philippine Mavericks.
"Well, I never lacked motivation, I just was really injured and I've always been motivated, so I just had to get better, you know and be able just to walk without being in pain and you know, I just really needed some time off."
• Who should coach Nick Kyrgios? Pat Rafter, Lleyton Hewitt, Roger Rasheed, Josh Eagle share their thoughts.
• ICYMI: Mary Carillo was the most recent guest on the SI Tennis Beyond the Baseline podcast.