Passing shots

With all the summer tennis excitement, I forgot to mention that Amelie Mauresmo, who was on the short list to be France's new Davis Cup captain, has been named France's new Fed Cup captain.

A reader reminded me today about the current controversy over Taylor Townsend's fitness.

Esther Vergeer has won her fourth Paralympic Games gold medal. Vergeer defeated Aniek Van Koot  6-0, 6-3 in the final in London. The match marked the champion's 470th consecutive win.

So now we're taking some time out to bash Sara Errani, too?

Here is some data on Serena Williams' performances at the majors.

Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova have qualified for the WTA Championships. Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci have qualified in doubles.

Martina Hingis and Helena Sukova have been nominated for membership in the International Tennis Hall of Fame.