Meanwhile, TVLine has confirmed that Sarah Clarke — who boarded the CBS juggernaut last season in the recurring role of Special Agent Tess Monroe — will not be returning.
When Rennae Stubbs retires from tennis, perhaps by year's end, no Australian-born woman will have won more prizemoney ($US3.584 million at last count), and not even the legendary Margaret Court will have more doubles titles (52, the best by an Australian and all but 10 women in history, including six grand slam events).
Yet it is not for being Australia's closest female equivalent to her lifelong friend Todd Woodbridge that Stubbs, 34, will be remembered.
She has been called a trouble-maker, a nutcase, a big mouth, an attention-seeker.
She admits to being aggressive, passionate, outspoken.
"I've never been one to skirt the issue," she admitted.
"I'm not one to say, 'I'm not going to comment on that'." Spend a few hours in her company, and you will learn the truth of those words, for no subject is off-limits: Damir Dokic's violent tyranny, the heartbreak of her great friend Alicia Molik's career-threatening inner-ear virus, the woes of Australian tennis, lesbianism.
"If people want to know anything about me," she said, "they just have to ask." Stubbs travels with her girlfriend of two years, a former US professional softballer, having shared a long-term relationship with her former doubles partner, Lisa Raymond.
It has only been relatively recently that Stubbs has fully embraced her sexuality, and she hopes that by speaking openly, it will help teenagers who might be grappling with gay issues.
It’s been a while since I’ve come to y’all with some tea like this. The word is that her family is unaware of her pregnancy and that she is hiding her pregnancy from her family thus far.