Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Sweeping the court

CarolineWozniacki has signed a deal with Babolat, who makes the racket she used for years before she started playing with a Yonex racket. Wozniacki said that she is looking for increased power as well as more control. For some time now, Wozniacki has been using a Babolat racket, but she had to black out the name because of her Yonex contract.

Steve Simon, tournament director of the BNP Paribas Open and member of the WTA's board of directors, will be interviewed live for one hour on December 30 at noon (USA Pacific Time) , as part of Radio Tennis's new "Holiday Sessions" feature. The series of four interviews begins on Christmas Day, and also runs on December 27 and December 28. You can check the schedule here.

Here is a peek at Nike's Australian Open outfits for Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams.

Williams and Victoria Azarenka will be showing off Thai silk on the runway in Hua Hin  on Saturday.

To those of you who enjoyed the late Robert B. Parker's Spenser detective series, here's a tip: Skip the Christmas novel, Silent Night, finished ("finished off" would be more like it) by Parker's long-time agent, Helen Brann. I've read only one of the Ace Atkins Spenser novels, and it was way more authentic than Silent Night. So why, do you ask, am I even bringing this up? Well, it turns out that both Kim Clijsters and Martina Navratilova appear as characters in the novel, and Clijsters is a speaking character, though her role is very small. More interesting is the retired WTA player whose serve is so deadly, she is able to throw a table knife and kill a man who is about to shoot her to death while they are seated at a formal dinner party. (This trick could also be useful when dining or drinking in German restaurants--just saying).
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Todd.Spiker said...

Hmmm, not sure I'm immediately taken by Sharapova's potential attire. Though, since it's the "rumored" look, I guess that may have just been the starting point for what she actually wears.

Martina... The Citizen's secret mentor?

Diane said...

I like the idea that she might do something a bit different. And whatever it is, I assume 'Pova can pull it off.

Todd.Spiker said...

Yeah, and she won't wear something that she knows will make her look foolish.

Unlike how a certain someone did at last year's U.S. Open. ;)