Here's something I hadn't seen before... Caroline Wozniacki lost a point because her racket got stuck in her hair! Guess that's the risk you take when you have such pretty, long hair. She bravely tried to play the point, (I say brave because that could have hurt!), but failed. She won the match anyway.
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The week before the US Open is by far the busiest lead-up of any slam for the top tennis players and Taste of Tennis has always been one of the largest events on the schedule. This year, it was expanded to a Taste of Tennis WEEK which ended with a bang on Saturday night with the “Party with the Pros.”
The evening featured tennis stars Victoria Azarenka, Sloane Stephens and John Isner in a setting where there was fancy food, handcrafted signature cocktails and music. Like Taste of Tennis, fans could buy a ticket and get a chance to wine and dine with their favorite player and Measure Lounge in Langham Place was the perfect atmosphere for the event.
Maria Sharapova won the Best Female Tennis Player award at the ESPYs yesterday, but that wasn't the highlight for Maria fans. When she joined boxer Floyd Mayweather to present the award for Best Game both took the opportunity to make fun of their height difference leading to this totally adorable GIF.
Maria was introduced by Drake who said, "And from tennis, or whatever, Maria Sharapova." Maria gave some sass back to ther rapper, saying "Wow. Where was my introduction?" Drake hasn't had a good run with tennis lately...
One at the time...shot...point...game...set...match..... pic.twitter.com/ljZF7puVFv— victoria azarenka (@vika7) June 23, 2014
Victoria Azarenka's back and winning! After her straight sets win she talked about how happy she is to be back playing and pain free. "I was just really happy to play. It's a beautiful court. It's a beautiful tournament." We are happy to have you back too, Vika... and love the return of the shorts!
For someone who said this in 2012....
"I love Vika. You could tell me she sucks toes, I wouldn’t care. She’s been nice to me since I met her for the 1st time." -Sloane, to me '12— Lindsay Gibbs (@linzsports) January 20, 2014
.....there was definitely no love lost yesterday between Sloane Stephens and Victoria Azarenka, because in their quarter-final match at the Australian Open they exchanged some serious body blows. Sloane went for Vika's "lady bits" and then Vika said, "OFF WITH HER HEAD!"
So what happened since 2012? First, Sloane made a huge ranking leap, and then there was the drama at the 2013 Australian Open when the two played in the semis and Vika took a controversial medical time-out and then went on to win the match. Anyhoo, go ahead and press play to see the ladies, who happen to share an agent, try to take each other out. Gotta love the drama!
Channel 7 cleared up a rumor yesterday that Sloane Stephens was celebrating Serena Williams being upset by Ana Ivanovic at the Australian Open. Multiple people had tweeted that Stephens high-fived her hitting partner after Serena lost and it's no secret that these two aren't particularly fond of each other. However, what really happened was that Sloane was mimiking Ana Ivanovic's team after her win, and you can see in the video above that there were definitely no high-fives going around. Now....it's up to you to decide why she had that big smile on her face, or whether mimiking Ana's team was a good idea when there are always camera lurking. Check it out.
Have you ever wondered who your favourite player would be if they were a Hollywood actor or rock star? Tennis players get asked from time to time who they'd chose to represent them in a movie, but often the person they pick is who they admire most, not who resembles them. So here at OnTheGoTennis we have decided to answer these burning questions once and for all.
Y'all wondered where Maria Sharapova was last time we did this. Well, we have her perfect match...
Ok, maybe not the perfect match... but both Gwyneth Paltrow and Maria lead pretty enviable lives. Perfect blonde hair? Tick. Stunning figure? Tick. Wonderful home life? Tick. Successful career? Tick. Humblebragging down to a fine art? Absolutely.