Maria Sharapova turned up at the Aegon Championships on Monday to watch her boyfriend Grigor Dimitrov take on Dudi Sela in their first round clash.
As a WAG, Maria is much more Jelena Ristic than Mirka Federer. There was no replying to Sugarpova emails or frantic texting during the match, instead it was all passionate fist-pumps and cheers from the Russian. Dimitrov made her sweat as he had to fight back when Sela served for the match in the third set, before eventually prevailing 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (4).
When asked what it was like to have Maria in his box, Grigor said, "It was just a regular day, but I'm happy that she came to watch."
Tenía información equivocada y por ahora #NelsonMandela no nos ha dejado. Ojalá este con nosotros mucho tiempo, lo que hizo estará siempre.— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) June 10, 2013
When you have 4 million followers, it's best to be sure of something before you tweet it. While us mere mortals can get away with the odd tweet that turns out to be untrue, for a star like Rafael Nadal, a mistake can be mortifying. That was the case when Rafael Nadal tweeted the death of Nelson Mandela. "Today we lost one of the most important and relevant people in our world. Rest in peace Nelson Mandela", the French Open champ wrote.
Nadal quickly rectified his mistake after learning the former South African president is currently in a stable condition in hospital with a lung condition.
"I had false information and for now Nelson Mandela hasn't left us," wrote Nadal. "Let's hope he is with us for our long time. What's he has done will be remembered forever."
Whoops! Don't worry Rafa, we know you're human like the rest of us. Or perhaps it is your PR person who should be apologising for the error!
Feeling bad for Roger Federer after he crashed out of the French Open in the quarter-finals? Don't feel too sorry for him: the Swiss is still making a cool 71.5 million bucks a year. Federer came in second behind Tiger Woods in Forbes' 'The World's Highest Paid Athletes' list, which totals endorsement deals and prize money to find the top 100 richest sports stars.
Other tennis players on the list include Maria Sharapova (22), Novak Djokovic (28), Rafael Nadal (30), Serena Williams (68) and Li Na (85). The entire list featured only three women, all of them WTA players.
You can see the full list here
Three masked and shirtless protesters for same sex marriage rights created quite a scare today at the French Open final between Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer. Somehow it appears, they made their way to the pit behind the cameras and jumped the wall. One protester had a lit a flame which caused a fire in the walkway to the locker rooms as he was being apprehended. Security promptly secured Rafael Nadal's safety (David Ferrer was on the other side of the net), and then put out the fire with an extinguisher.
Tennis View Magazine has an amazing Winston-Salem Open prize package for one lucky tennis fan. This $1400 prize includes:
- Two-night stay at the Twin City Quarter downtown [Aug 22-25]
- $100 Gift certificate for Village Tavern
- Two reserved Winston-Salem Open tickets at each of the men’s singles and doubles semi-finals and finals [Aug 23-24]
- One VIP parking pass at Winston-Salem Open [Aug 23-24]
- $100 worth of meal vouchers at the Winston-Salem Open
- One Winston-Salem Open Tournament Poster autographed by an ATP player
The Winston-Salem Open, held in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is the final tournament in the US Open Series and features a 48 player Singles draw. It's a tournament John Isner is fond of, having won the inaugural 2011 tournament and the 2012 title. He is committed to this year's tournament, along with Tommy Haas and Sam Querrey.
To enter to win this incredible Prize Package, click here. Three runners-up will receive a Winston-Salem Open Tournament Poster autographed by an ATP player. Entries for the main prize close July 5th, 2013.
Photo Credit: Lorenzo Agius
Could there be a better body image role model than Serena Williams? Essence Magazine doesn't think so, hence they chose Serena to cover their 'Love Your Body' issue. Essence is a monthly magazine for African American women, although I'm sure women of any size, shape and colour can draw inspiration from this stunning cover shot.
Meanwhile, Polish magazine Gala has featured Aga Radwanska in their glossy pages. They've shot Aga in full make-up and glamourous clothes us mere mortals will never get the chance to wear. Needless to say, she looks absolutely beautiful.