Tennis Today: Serena Williams enjoys night out with Meghan Markle, and Rafael Nadal stag do news
In Tennis Today, Serena Williams is in the news after spending time with Meghan Markle while there is an update on Rafael Nadal’s upcoming stag dos.
What’s on the site
The biggest news on Tuesday was world No 1 Naomi Osaka’s exit from the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
Will we see Andy Murray compete at Wimbledon this year? Tennis great Boris Becker says there is a “small window” that the three-time Grand Slam winner could feature at SW19.
Juan Martin del Potro finally returned to action while there was a big win for Dan Evans at the Delray Beach Open.
Over at the Rio Open it was a day of upsets and Dominic Thiem and Fabio Fognini were among the seeds to tumble out.
Then there is the Open 13 in Marseille and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will not be adding a fourth title to his name.
What’s in the news
This week’s Tennis Podcast focuses on Naomi Osaka’s split with Sascha Bajin while they also wonder if the resurgent Stan Wawrinka can turn into Novak Djokovic’s biggest challenger over the next few months.
The controversy surrounding the International Tennis Federation’s new World Tennis Tour continues as Metro.co.uk reports that a “3,700-word letter signed by nearly 700 players demanding ‘urgent action'” has been sent to the ITF.
The Daily Mail has probably broken their own record for longest headline as they go with “Moms’ night out! Pregnant Meghan Markle flashes a wide smile as she heads for dinner at a swanky New York restaurant with Serena Williams and Jessica Mulroney – after intimate baby shower with some of her closest pals”.
They have lots of pictures of the three, if that’s your sort of thing.
Unsurprisingly, Marie Claire and a few other magazines also have stories on Serena and Meghan.
It’s a day for baby shower and stag do news so here is Express Sport with news about Rafael Nadal’s stag do.
“Rafael Nadal organising TWO stag dos including Las Vegas – will Roger Federer be invited?!”
You have to hand it to Express Sport with that clickbait headline as Federer gets a mention in the headline, but guess how many times his name appears in the story itself? Zero. There is a picture of him though.
What’s on social media
Caroline Wozniacki on the mend after recent setbacks.
Having to withdraw from the tournaments in Doha and Dubai with a viral illness wasn’t what I had hoped for, but health always comes first! Finally starting to feel better and can’t wait to be back at full strength soon!💪🏻💪🏻 pic.twitter.com/8zTf2o39wL
— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) February 20, 2019
Nick Kyrgios shooting hoops. He’s quite good.
We all love a good tennis celebration.
Novak Djokovic looking snazzy.
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#repost Thank you @instagram 🙌🙏 “Sport has inspired me in my life, and it inspires people all around the world,” says tennis star Novak Djokovic (@djokernole), who is currently ranked number one in the world for men’s singles. 🎾 “It is a force for incredible good and can transform people’s lives for the better.” At the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards (@laureussport) in Monaco, Novak took home the award for Sportsman of the Year. “I always love coming to the Laureus World Sports Awards,” he says. “It’s a chance to catch up with great friends and sporting legends!” #Laureus19
How good is it to see this man back in action?
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