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
Serena Williams produces best performance in seeing off Danielle Collins
The story of the sixth day of action at Roland Garros.
Stefanos Tsitsipas catches the eye on a day of drama at the French Open
Tsitsipas recovered from a set down to keep his hopes alive in Paris.
Daniil Medvedev eases past Reilly Opelka to reach French Open fourth round
Medvedev defeated giant American Reilly Opelka in straight sets.
Russian tennis player arrested in Paris as part of a match-fixing investigation
The investigation is in relation to a match at last year’s French Open, held in October.
Serena Williams emerges as big French Open contender after beating Danielle Collins
Williams is the only top-10 player left in the bottom half of the draw.
Rafael Nadal expects French Open clash with Cameron Norrie to be a ‘tough one’
Norrie and Nadal will play each other for a third time in 2021.
Naomi Osaka to star in Netflix documentary as Andrew Castle warns media have a role to play
The opening week of the French Open in Paris has been dominated by Osaka’s decision to withdraw due to mental helath issues.
Poor display sees Aryna Sabalenka beaten as French Open loses top three seeds
The Belarusian followed Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka out of the tournament.
Injury means the French Open sees the back of world number one Ashleigh Barty
The story of the fifth day of action at Roland Garros.
‘I’m playing well’ – Rafael Nadal in buoyant mood as he eases through in Paris
Nadal has won every tour-level match he has played against the Frenchman.