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
The ATP Finals in London from 2009-2020 by numbers: 850 million viewers, $78.8m in prize money
Impressive figures from the ATP Finals at The O2 Arena.
Juan Martin del Potro eyes Olympics, but says ‘I will continue to lie to myself’ if dream doesn’t materialise
Juan Martin del Potro dreaming of the Olympics.
On This Day in 2015: Andy Murray inspires Great Britain to Davis Cup victory
Great Britain had not won the Davis Cup since 1936.
Recalling how Britain won the 2015 Davis Cup final amid a backdrop of terror
Kevin Palmer recalls the dramatic 2015 Davis Cup final.
EXCLUSIVE – On the fifth anniversary of Britain’s Davis Cup win, captain Leon Smith reflects on glorious year
On this day five years ago, Britain won the Davis Cup.
Novak Djokovic ‘met the goal he set out at the beginning of the season’, says his coach
A good season for Novak Djokovic.
Tennis Top 10
ATP top 10 prize-money earners in 2020: Novak Djokovic at No 1 with two surprise names on the list
Novak Djokovic sitting pretty at No 1.
WTA to adopt ATP-style categories with events changed to WTA Masters, WTA 500, WTA 250?
Changes in line for WTA categories, according to a report.
Dominic Thiem hopes to emulate his coach and experience ‘incredible’ medal winning emotions at Olympics
Dominic Thiem sets sights on Tokyo Olympics.
British tennis given a boost as the LTA agrees a new partnership with Dunlop
LTA ends challenging year on a high with Dunlop deal.