Fourhand is the Daily Spin's occasional roundup of various hits and misses on tour.
AUSTIN ACE Alla Kudryavtseva had a stellar response upon being asked ahead of the Mylan World TeamTennis final just what her game plan would be if she had to play tennis in her favorite heels. (Heels she happened to be sporting at that very time.) See the WTT rookie's response here:
"I'm pretty sure I would be cracking my serve better than I usually do," she says before further expounding on her answer. Kudryavtseva's Austin Aces fell to the Washington Kastles by a 24-18 count, as the D.C.-based team won its fifth straight WTT title.
My first golf lesson. Hopefully not my last pic.twitter.com/xhKMYplMnv— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) August 2, 2015
STYLE STATEMENT Marinko Matosevic wore a T-shirt emblazoned with the countenance of a lion at the Citi Open players party in Washington, D.C. When asked why so by Bruno Soares, rocking the mic for the ATP World Tour, Matosevic noted that he was wearing the top in memory of "Cecil the Lion, who was killed this week by that evil dentist."
But that's not the best thing young Cruz has done this year. In January, he sparred briefly on the tennis court across from one Roger Federer.
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