Tennis Today: Kim Clijsters’ pigs, Kimi Raikkonen challenges Roger Federer
In Tennis Today, that time when Kim Clijsters’ pigs were on the loose and Formula 1 star Kimi Raikkonen’s challenge to Roger Federer.
What’s on the site
His rivals are struggling with injury and this year’s French Open represents as good an opportunity as ever for Roger Federer to win a second French Open title.
Great Britain has a new men’s No 1 tennis player for the first time since 2006.
There is a cool $1m bonus on offer for any player who completes the singles-doubles feat at the Indian Wells Masters. Wouldn’t it be great if Serena Williams or Roger Federer signed up for the doubles?
Former Wimbledon Marion Bartoli will be one of the players in action at the Tiebreak Tens on March 5 in New York. Check out our Top 10 career comebacks.
What’s in the news
Roger Federer once again skipped the Mexican Open this year and he is unlikely to turn out there in the future with the Grupo Pegaso director Alejandro Burillo saying “we don’t need him“.
A bit old, but Sport360 has a nice interview with Svetlana Kuznetsova and she talks about her recovery from surgery, Kim Clijsters’ pigs, Caroline Wozniacki’s first Grand Slam and being a Roger Federer fan among other things.
Clijsters previously posted this.
Pig and Bulldogs playing together… great entertainment for me ?????? pic.twitter.com/IGxjXV3s91
— Kim Clijsters (@Clijsterskim) October 29, 2016
The Sun has gone with Judy Murray in their HEY JUDE section. So if you want to know “How old is Judy Murray? Andy Murray’s mum and ex-Team GB Fed Cup tennis coach” then do click on the link.
What’s in social media
A day or two late, but we don’t do Tennis Today over the weekend, so here you go. Kimi Raikkonen and Roger Federer on a tennis court would be brilliant. Some on-track action would be great as well. Wonder if Federer is a Ferrari fan or a Mercedes F1 fan?
Victoria Azarenka showing off her skills.
Garbine Muguruza on the red carpet at the Oscars.
Muguruza and Kobe Bryant.
Billie Jean King and Elton John.
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) March 5, 2018
Back to tennis and this is a good reason why more singles players should sign up for doubles.
What’s on TV
23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams leads a star-studded field in the New York edition that includes her sister Venus Williams, former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli and Elina Svitolina.
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Exclusive – Tennis needs to build ‘female workforce’ to reach a new audience
Judy Murray wants to see more women participating in tennis at all levels.
Naomi Osaka will not play at Wimbledon but she is preparing to return to the game
Wimbledon is set to begin on June 28 and Naomi Osaka will be missing.
Andy Murray insists his ambition is not dented after compressive defeat at Queen’s Club
The Scot was overpowered 6-3 6-3.
Wimbledon organisers defend online ticket sale amid complaints from fans
Vast majority of those applying had no issues.
Impressive Matteo Berrettini ends Andy Murray’s Queen’s Club comeback
Andy Murray was overpowered by Matteo Berrettini.
‘I’m just pleased to have come through,’ Dan Evans after easing into Queen’s Club last eight
British No 1 secured a two-set win over the Frenchman.
‘The goal is to prolong my career,’ says Rafael Nadal as he withdraws from Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics
Rafael Nadal opts to take an extended.
Rafael Nadal’s Wimbledon withdrawal may be a sign of what is to come
Kevin Palmer on Rafael Nadal’s Wimbledon withdrawal.
A list of Roger Federer’s defeats on grass. Can you name the 24 players who have beaten him on the surface?
A full list of Roger Federer’s 28 defeats on grass.
‘The tank is quite empty,’ says Kiki Bertens as she announces 2021 will be her final season
Kiki Bertens to call it a day.