- NetJets roundup:
The historical clash between Roger Federer
and Pete Sampras
on Monday gained tons of press around the blogsphere. Check out the write-ups by New York Mag's Daily Intelligencer
, USA Today
, Sports Illustrated
, NBC Sports
mag, Tennis Week
, Peter Bodo
, Tennis Diary
, Tennis Served Fresh
, Kenneth in the (212)
, and Deadspin
- Indian Wells:
The first Masters Series
of the year for the men and another Tier 1 tourney for the ladies begins today at the Pacific Life Open
. Check out the draws here
and Nate Cunningham's rundown of the men's draw
for Tennis Diary
. For viewers in the US, the event will be broadcast on the Fox Sports Network
this year beginning Saturday, March 15.
- Olympics 2008 news:
that Roger Federer
may skip this summer's Olympics
in Beijing haven't been confirmed, another baller has decided not to make the trip: Andy Roddick
. The American wants "to focus on preparing for the U.S. Open by playing at the hard-court Legg Mason Tennis Classic." Elena Dementieva
, however, is determined to represent Russia
at the Games saying "[t]hat's why I'm not playing Fed Cup this year. For me [the Olympics is] the most important tournament of the year."
In any case, celebrity athletes competing in China won't receive special treatment
in the Olympic Village
according to Beijing officials.
- Feeling lazy:
Have you ever dreamed of having your own personal ball kid at the park? Well, here's the Playmate Super Deluxe Ball Mower
, the next best thing (though the ballers next to you might not enjoy the noise):
- Keeping it in Czech: Martina Navratilova regained her Czech citzenship
in January, 30 years after defecting to the US and becoming an American citizen.
- Making the list: Maria "Shriek"apova
, who was spotted on the red carpet
for friend Camilla Belle's 10,000 BC
movie premiere, was named to Vogue's 10 Best Dressed of the Week
list for the Lanvin
double-layered chiffon dress she wore to the event.
- The worst is over?
Apparently, all has not been well in the Hewitt
household - who knew? In any case, the marriage is back on track
according to New Idea
- Opinions matter:
Though Doug Adler is seeing signs
of a Federer
decline after his recent losses, Roger begs to differ
and so does TENNIS.com's Tom Perrotta
- OFF-TOPIC ALERT:
Congrats to Madonna
for entering the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
on Monday night and for this great Steven Klein shot for Interview
mag - love it.
(image via PageSix.com)