Monday, January 19, 2009

This and that

Jelena Jankovic has a new clothing sponsor, ANTA, a Chinese sportswear company. The deal includes tennis shoes. Obviously, signing Jankovic is quite an accomplishment for ANTA.

Maria Sharapova says she spent her holiday time continually wrapping gifts, helping some male friends shop ("Shopping with or around men is a nightmare to begin with, but during Xmas time it's a complete disaster. They're constantly complaining about the prices at the checkout.") and cooking and doing jigsaw puzzles with her grandmother.

And speaking of Maria, you can see some of her family photos here.

During the Australian Open first round match between Anne Keothavong and Anna Chakvetadze, something occurred that I'm sure is very rare: At the beginning of the third set, Chakvetadze proceeded to serve when Keothavong was supposed to serve. For some reason, Keothavong kept quiet, and the umpire didn't even notice that something was wrong.

The rumor is that Ana Ivanovic and Fernando Verdasco have ended their much-publicized love affair.


Todd Spiker said...

Maria's upcoming medical issues: paper cuts and "credit card wrist" ;)

Diane said...

Don't say that too loud--they'll all start calling the trainer for it...