Two seeds has so far fallen at the Bank of West Classic. 8th seed Magdalena Rybarikova was beaten by the highly talented young American Madison Keys 62 62. The other seed to fall was a shock defeat for number 2 Sam Stosur who suffered a disappointing loss to world 83 Olga Govortsova 26 46.
Over in Baku the 5th seed Karolina Pliskova and 8th seed Vesna Dolonc has fallen at the first hurdle. Pliskova lost in straight sets to Slovenian Tadeja Majeric 57 46 whilst Dolonc was beaten was ease by Karolinas sister Kristyna 61 62.
At the Credit Agricole Open in Switzerland it's so far so good for 7 out the 8 seeds. The only excepting to this was 7th seed Lukas Rosol who was knocked out by Spain's Marcel Granollers. Up next for for Granollers in the second round is last weeks shocked German open finalist Federico Delbonis in what will be a interesting match.
Over in Atlanta it is still the early stages so there's not much to comment on yet. There has been wins so far for Hewitt, Donsky, Y-h lu and Harrison. The top 4 seeds has received first round byes.
At the Vegeta Crotia Open there was disappointment for German Florian Mayer who was edged out in three sets by qualifier Blaz Kavcic 67 60 57. This is particularly disappointing as Mayer reached the quarter finals at the German open last week beating three good players (Davydenko, Dolgopolov and Lopez). All the other seeds are still in the tournament.
Robson to move agents. Laura robson contract with Octagon is expiring and she is now rumoured to move to prestigious IMG agency according to the Daily Mail.IMG who uses the phrase "Global Leader in Sports,Fashion and Media" has a extensive profile of working with tennis players such as Sharapova, Li NA and Djokovic. Previously Nigel Currie, director of sports and marketing at Brandreport, suggested that if she continues good form from wimbledon Robson has the potential to be one of the highest,if not the highest paid British sportswomen.
Well the signs of Federer retiring is definitely not in any near future. It has just been confirmed that he will begin his 2014 season at the Brisbane International. The tournament begins 29th December.
Great news for Ross Hutchins. The former world 26 (in doubles) who was diagnosed last year with Hodgkin's lymphoma is now in remission.