Tennis Today: Tennis’ lonely world, Eugenie Bouchard testifies, Winter Olympics quiz and more
In Tennis Today, an excellent piece from John Nicholson on mental health and player wellness, Eugenie Bouchard takes the stand in Brooklyn and a Winter Olympics quiz.
What’s on the site
We have several thought-provoking pieces on Tennis365.
“Given the sheer intensity of the pressure players endure, it would be surprising if mental illness and depression wasn’t something they suffered from more than most.”
Do give John Nicholson’s feature on tennis’ lonely world, mental health and player wellness a read.
And then there is Serena Williams opening up about the life-threatening ordeal she went through when she gave birth to her daughter.
We also have a quiz on the ATP No 1 singles rankings.
What’s in the news
Eugenie Bouchard’s lawsuit against the United States Tennis Association continues in Brooklyn and on Wednesday she told a federal jury about the pain she went through.
“I screamed, ‘Oh my God, it burns!'” The New York Post reports.
She added: “I was wearing a sports bra… my back was on the floor.”
Bouchard is suing USTA after she slipped and hit her heard during the 2015 US Open.
In case you were wondering, The New York Post called her a “stunner” in their report.
Then there is the Daily Star and they went with the headline “‘Oh God it burns’ Tennis babe Eugenie Bouchard suing for millions after horror incident”.
They also call her a “tennis stunner” and “stunning Eugenie” while they have two videos (one of her working out and one of her playing golf), various Instagram pictures, a gallery asking if she is “the hottest girl in tennis EVER?”, another gallery titled “Canadian tennis ace DARES TO BARE after her defeat at the Majorca Open” and a third gallery with her “hot sisters revealed”.
The Sun goes with “LEGAL GENIE Eugenie Bouchard in court as she sues US Open after falling and hitting her head there two-years ago”.
Number of times the word stunner was used? Zero. Number of times babe was used? Zero.
Well done to The Sun.
What’s on social media
Marin Cilic, Fabio Fognini, Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo at the Rio Carnival.
Trick-shot artist Stefan Bojic with some, erm, tricks, in Marseille.
The WTA’s Dubai Shot of the Day was provided by Angelique Kerber.
Another day, another magical Gael Monfils moment.
Has he made it???
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) February 21, 2018
What is skeleton? Check out the WTA’s Winter Olympics quiz video.
What’s on TV
ATP Rio Open
Top seed Marin Cilic and Gael Monfils will complete their rain-interrupted match while second-ranked Dominic Thiem takes on Pablo Andújar.
LIVE – Sky Sports Arena
LIVE – Sky Sports Main Event
WTA Dubai Open
Angelique Kerber and Karoline Pliskova square off in one quarter-final and top seed Elina Svitolina and Naomi Osaka in another.
LIVE – BT Sport 1
LIVE – BT Sport 1
Exclusive – Myleene Klass believes Emma Raducanu can inspire a generation
Myleene Klass has revealed Emma Raducanu has inspired her daughters to reach for the stars after her stunning win at the US Open.
Dominic Thiem on Emma Raducanu’s US Open win: ‘It’s one of the greatest achievements in women’s sport’
“Perhaps it is the greatest breakthrough of all time,” says Dominic Thiem.
‘Unfair that Novak Djokovic is always the bad guy and Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are the good guys’
“I hope he is treated a little more fairly,” says Boris Becker.
Venus Williams explains backstory behind photo with Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova at Met Gala
Just Venus, Serena and Maria enjoying a laugh in the bathroom at the Met Gala.
‘I think it’s gradually sinking in a bit more,’ says Emma Raducanu after ‘whirlwind experience’
The teenager took part in a round of breakfast TV and radio interviews.
‘People are talking about tennis again,’ revels Boris Becker after ‘Dame Emma Raducanu’s’ heroics
Boris Becker waxes lyrical about Emma Raducanu.
Tennis to introduce ‘Stefanos Tsitsipas bathroom break rule’ following Greek’s lengthy loo visits?
Stricter rules on the cards following furore over Stefanos Tsitsipas’ loo breaks.
LTA chief insists Emma Raducanu will not lose focus after stunning rise to the top
Lloyd has called for the newly-crowned US Open champion to be given “breathing space”.
Emma Raducanu delighted to return back in the UK and reunite with her father
Raducanu was pictured outside her house after travelling back from New York.
Shock defeat for Andy Murray as he is beaten in Rennes
The Russian is ranked 42 places below Murray.