Maria Sharapova is currently in Russia to showcase the city Sochi for NBC, the home of the 2014 Winter Olympics. While there, she returned to one of the courts at the Evgeniy Kafelnikov Tennis Academy where she started her career; a court that Nike recently refurbished in her honor to offer inspiration to the local tennis community. Pretty cool right?
What is even cooler is that there is a mural of Maria on the court as well as this inscription,
This is more than a line on a wall. It’s where a little girl hit her first thousand tennis balls. It’s daring to go further. It’s defying the doubters. It’s deciding what you want. Then doing something about it. This is not just a line on a wall. It’s where legends are made.
Maria said this about re-opening the court,
What's with tennis stars trying to be rappers all of a sudden? First it was Andy Roddick impersonating Jay-Z, now Laura Robson has done her best Kendrick Lamar impression.
Laura posted a clip of her rapping to Kendrick's Backstreet Freestyle, hand actions included. She asked, "So how did I do? Future career as a rapper? #kendrick"
So how did she do guys? Was her performance hot or not?
So, Brooklyn Decker posted a video on Instagram of her husband, Andy Roddick, doing his best Jay-Z impersonation... and the reactions were mixed. I mean, it's kind of hard to watch right? And yet you want to watch it again and again...
Some people just have so much confidence.
First Justin Bieber, now Bernard Tomic. Eugenie Bouchard sure attracts a lot of controversial men! After Bieber tweeted Genie good luck before today's semi-final, Tomic turned up in his usual backwards cap and giant sunglasses to support her. Thankfully, Genie showed she has plenty of straight-laced support too when Milos Raonic sat in her box as well. That's one popular players' box!
Raonic and Tomic may support the same player but they didn't look like BFFs out there - they left one very empty seat between them! Tomic's crutches were present too, just in case anyone was still doubting his injury, (hint: they're not).
Unfortunately for Genie, all that extra support couldn't get her into the final as she fell in Li Na in straight sets.