A mysterious situation involving a member of Aravane Rezai’s family is hitting the WTA. There are no specific details, but the WTA banned someone from Rezai’s family from attending all WTA events, indefinitely, because of a "serious safety matter" and because they value the health and well-being of tennis players as top priority.
The WTA doesn’t want to reveal what exactly happened and who the person in question is. But, we do know that Australian police are investigating the alleged incident involving a 23-year-old woman on January 18. Pretty intriguing story.
Rezai was defeated in the first round of the Australian Open by Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, and according to her website, she withdrew from the women's doubles "for personal reasons". (source: Reuters, photo: © Neal Trousdale)