Australian Samantha Stosur is pinning a lot of hopes on her new coach Miles Maclagan, who was once at the sides of Andy Murray, Marcos Baghdatis and Laura Robson. Maclagan and Robson split after the end of the season, and Stosur ended her long-term deal with David Taylor shortly after the US Open.
The ITF announced today that Serena Williams of the United States and Novak Djokovic of Serbia are the 2013 ITF World Champions. Williams is named Women’s World Champion for the fourth time, while this is the third successive year that Djokovic has received the honor.
Wimbledon semi-finalist Jerzy Janowicz will miss the Hopman Cup next week with a foot injury sustained during the closed season, with Poland's chances at the eight-nation team competition now rapidly diminished as a result of his absence.