Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Passing shots

Bojana Jovanovski was recently involved in a motor vehicle accident, but was not hurt. The courtesy car in which Jovanovski was riding to the Sydney International Airport was hit by a car whose driver ran a red light. Witnesses say the Serbian player was rather shaken by the accident, in which a man was trapped and later taken to a hospital.

Serena Williams is practicing in Melbourne, preparing for the Australian Open. Williams is one of several players on the tour to face injury or illness at the beginning of the season. She sprained her ankle, but appears to be fine.

I reported a couple of days ago that Sofia Arvidsson and Alexandra Dulgheru had to play each other twice in Sydney. Arvidsson beat Dulgheru in qualifying, but then Dulgheru got into the main draw as a lucky loser, and defeated Arvidsson in the first round. That wasn't the end of it, however: the two also had to play each other in doubles in the first round (Arvidsson and Jelena Dokic defeated Dulgheru and Michaella Krajicek. Though players have met twice in one tournament before, I wonder if there's another pair who met three times in one event!

Victoria Azarenka is no longer playing with a Head racquet. The world's number 3 player has changed to Wilson. She'll have a Juice 100 BLX in Melbourne.

Here is a photo of Agnieszka Radwanska, from a photo shoot for a Polish style website.

Mike Tierney writes about Grace Min.


Paulina said...

Re: Radwanska
actually, this was a photo shoot for one of Polish monthly women's magazines.

Diane said...

Thanks for the additional info, Paulina. So that is the magazine's website where you can see more.

Paulina said...

interview + photos (click on them to see bigger ones)
and as a treat two photo shoots more (from different magazine):
and with Ula http://polki.pl/zycie_gwiazd_galerie_gwiazd_galeria.html?galg_id=10005363&ph_center_01_page_no=0
(I hope you won't have problem figuring out where to press/click to see more pics)

Diane said...

Oh, thanks so much, Paulina, for all the links! No problem seeing any of it. The black and white photos are quite compelling.

Kia said...

Its been a long time since I posted here but always enjoy reading.

Just curious if you read a quote that accompanied the Radwanska pic. She attributes it to a Polish Race Car diver- "The athlete that needs a psychiatrist is not fit for sport"... I've never felt the need for a mental health professional in my life but that attitude just seems so jarring to me...