Dinara Safina went on the Russian version of "Wipe Out" and did just that. She gets punched, stuck in mud, and takes some pretty nasty falls, all for our entertainment. But seriously, as funny as the video is, that shiz can't be good for her back.
In this video, Novak Djokovic "tests" the aerodynamics (really he's just playing with toys) for his upcoming stunt for Head Tennis where he will play tennis on top of an airplane.
Photo: Getty Images via ATP World Tour Facebook Page
There are definitely some popcorn matches today with several compatriots going up against each other (JJ vs. Ana, Isner vs. A Rod, and Dinara vs. Masha), as well as the two new "It" boys Harrison and Raonic battling it out. Here is the OOP for today:
ORDER OF PLAY - TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011
STADIUM 1 start 11:00 am
 E Gulbis (LAT) vs  N Djokovic (SRB) - ATP
Not Before 1:00 PM
 M Bartoli (FRA) vs  K Clijsters (BEL) - WTA
 J Chela (ARG) vs  R Federer (SUI) - ATP
 C Wozniacki (DEN) vs  A Kleybanova (RUS) - WTA
Not Before 7:00 PM
 A Roddick (USA) vs  J Isner (USA) - ATP
Not Before 8:30 PM
D Safina (RUS) vs  M Sharapova (RUS) - WTA
STADIUM 2 start 11:00 am
 J Jankovic (SRB) vs  A Ivanovic (SRB) - WTA
 M Cilic (CRO) vs  S Wawrinka (SUI) - ATP
 R Gasquet (FRA) vs  J Melzer (AUT) - ATP
[WC] M Raonic (CAN) vs [WC] R Harrison (USA) - ATP
L Dlouhy (CZE) / P Hanley (AUS) vs M Lopez (ESP) / R Nadal (ESP) - ATP
 B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs A Dolgopolov (UKR) / X Malisse (BEL) - ATP
STADIUM 3 start 11:00 am
 T Berdych (CZE) vs  T Bellucci (BRA) - ATP
 V Troicki (SRB) vs  M Llodra (FRA) - ATP
 F Schiavone (ITA) vs  S Peer (ISR) - WTA
[WC] J Jankovic (SRB) / A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) vs  V Azarenka (BLR) / M Kirilenko (RUS) - WTA - After Suitable Rest
 N Petrova (RUS) vs S Peng (CHN) - WTA
 A Radwanska (POL) vs  V Azarenka (BLR) - WTA
 Y Wickmayer (BEL) vs  D Cibulkova (SVK) - WTA
S Mirza (IND) / E Vesnina (RUS) vs K Jans (POL) / A Rosolska (POL) - WTA
M Knowles (BAH) / M Mertinak (SVK) vs [WC] J Erlich (ISR) / A Ram (ISR) - ATP
Photo: Getty Images
I'm hesitant to say it, but Dinara Safina might be back. After being sidelined for most of 2010 due to a back injury, and even considering retirement after her embarrassing double bagel loss to Kim Clijsters at the Australian Open, Dinara is now into the 4th round at the BNP Paribas Open, defeating Sam Stosur yesterday in straight sets. Today will be a test of her resolve when she plays fellow Russian Maria Sharapova who has been struggling to come back from a shoulder injury.
All the results from yesterday after the jump!
Pete has apparently dumped Roger Federer and moved on to a new bestie, Novak Djokovic. Nole recently got to meet his idol, and then posted these pictures on his Facebook page. He captioned this photo with:
This picture has a special place in my collection. Pete was my biggest idol when i was growing up. I was dreaming of winning Wimbledon trophy like he did... who knows, it might come true one day, i'm working on it! :)
Sorry guys, I just realized this pics were from Indian Wells last year, but they are still cute! Enjoy.
It's contagious! Now Wilson Tennis has set up a little Facebook Q & A with their player Juan Martin del Potro. It's like a Head/Wilson battle for the best Youtube videos. I have to be honest, the questions that Nole got from his fans were WAY more interesting, but it is still good to hear Delpo talk confidently about his tennis. At the end of the video, he says that at the US Open there will be a surprise for us... I'm intrigued.
In this video, Novak Djokovic answers more of his fans Facebook questions for Head Tennis. He talks about how he got his dog Pierre, whether or not he is superstitious, his Davis Cup victory, and the difficulty of switching his racquet. Enjoy!