Passing shots

Petra Kvitova has won the U.S. Open Series. Kvitova's quarterfinal victory over Lucie Safarova in New Haven puts her in first place.

The U.S. Open draw has been announced, and the Heather Watson curse continues. Watson's first-round opponent is Li Na. More on the draw soon.

Roberta Vinci has advanced to the final of the Texas Open in Dallas. Her opponent will be Jelena Jankovic, who defeated Casey Dellacqua in the semifinals. Vinci defeated Bojana Jovanovski 6-0, 6-0. Ouch.

Vera Zvonareva has withdrawn from the U.S. Open because of a viral illness.

Here's a look at the previously mentioned special Fila Kim Clijsters tribute collection. I like it.

Caroline Wozniacki, the defending champion in New Haven, has a knee injury and may not be able to advance to her semifinal match. She played through the injury and defeated Dominika Cibulkova in the quarterfinals.

The WTA has released the second part of its "Strong Is Beautiful" campaign. Here is one of the best photos ever. And here is one of the videos: