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  • May 11, 2012
    Blue in the Clay

    The Madrid Open’s blue clay is perceived to be more of a stunt than a genuine attempt to better the sport. One need look no further than the mounting headlines or the spike in search volume for the words “blue clay” to understand: Madrid is enjoying massive amounts of publicity as a result of the controversy, fueling the implicit belief that the peculiar surface exists for the sake of the tournament, not the players.

  • Last weekend in Indian Wells, the number one women’s tennis player, Victoria Azarenka, claimed her fourth straight tournament for 2012 and put her win/loss records at 23-0 for the year. For a while now, there has been concern that the women’s tour is fundamentally broken. Could Azarenka's streak be a step in the right direction?