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It was a big news week this week, with lots of tragedy mixed in with sporting victories. The Boston Marathon bombings and subsequent man hunt certainly dominated the news. Tennis players were just as horrified as the rest of us, and many shared their thoughts on Twitter. However, if we searched through all the tweets dedicated to Boston we would have a enough Tweets of the Week posts for a year! Here's a small selection.
All my Support to all affected in the #Boston attack. A tragedy that should not occur again.— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) April 16, 2013
It's that time of year again when famous chefs and tennis players rub shoulders with other "celebrities" like women from Real Housewives of NY (huh?) at the BNP Paribas Taste of Tennis that benefits the NY Junior Tennis League. We (Kait O'Callahan and I, Rachel Vinson) had an awesome time on the green carpet chatting it up with fellow tennis bloggers and stumping the players with our question.
Today at the BNP Paribas Open, a journalist named Caroline Wozniacki, who is known to interrupt press conferences, hijacked Mardy Fish's presser and then chatted about golf. It went a little something like this:
Caroline: Excuse me, I have a question. We all know that you're so good. You finished off the match very quickly, but can you please finish off your press conference? I'm actually after you, and I'd like to go back and...
Mardy: How well did Rory play today?
Caroline: Very nice, yeah.
Mardy: Very good.
Caroline: 7-under. How's your golf game?
Caroline: I don't believe you. You have your clubs here, I bet.
Mardy: I do. I haven't played yet.
Caroline: You should go out and play.
Mardy: I haven't played yet. I might take a lesson from you.
Q. How do you think he'd do on the PGA?
Caroline: No comment.
Kait O'Callahan is a contributing writer for OnTheGoTennis. She is currently at the Australian Open with her brother and will be sharing her stories from the matches they attend.
It's already hot when we turn up for our first match. The wind is blowing strong and it looks like we are in for a day of shanked balls and double faults. It certainly starts that way as we tune in for Frederick Nielson and Kevin Anderson. Nielson, who we developed a soft spot for during his Hopman Cup choke loss to Gasquet, has fought his way through qualifying and been rewarded with a match against the man who donated a huge chunk of his first ATP title's prize money to saving rhinos. Anderson is too good for Nielson, and we leave after the first set.
A Russian woman is seated in front of us, playing with the pearls dangling from her neck. Her matching earrings and expensive looking black dress stand out amongst the masses of t-shirts and denim shorts. She flits on her high heels towards the shade every few games. It's hot work being that glamourous. She's there to watch Nikolay Davydenko, who appears to be playing well against the very defensive Flavio Cipolla. Unfortunately, that all changes when up two sets up to one, Davydenko begins to tire, and eventually loses in five. It's a disappointing first round exit for a man who used to be world number four. We wonder if it is the last time we will see Davydenko live.
A LOT of people are starting 2012 in a bad way. Injured.
Rafael Nadal added weight to his racket to improve his serve and gain length on his groundstrokes.
A great read from SI about why people shouldn't take Serena Williams so literally.
A new website called The Tennis Space, did a 60 second interview with Caroline Wozniacki. Find out what movie star she would like to play her in a film!
Herbalife India is now sponsoring Somdev Devvarman.
If you are travelling to the Aussie Open this year, John Wertheim gives you some need to know tips.
and last but not least...
Caroline Wozniacki explains why she doesn't mind over exposing her relationship with Rory McIlroy.
When I first saw this picture I did not believe those were Mardy Fish's chicken legs, rather, they look like the legs of someone with Elephantitis (Google it). My first thought was, "Gosh, I hope he is alright." My second thought was, " How the heck can he go to the bathroom like that?"