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
Johanna Konta marches into third round at Italian Open
The British number one eased past Irina-Camelia Begu in straight sets.
‘I feel comfortable on clay, I always have,’ says Simona Halep as she targets Roland Garros repeat
Romanian happy to be back.
Novak Djokovic confirms he has spoken to ATP as he pushes ahead with Players Association plans
Serb says PTPA is misunderstood.
‘It was a great match – I am thrilled,’ says Jannik Sinner after youngster downs Stefanos Tsitsipas
Youngster making inroads.
Fed Cup rebranded as the Billie Jean King Cup to recognise legend’s trailblazing role in tennis
The historic competition has a new name.
Novak Djokovic wins first match since US Open disqualification; Rafael Nadal back with a bang
Rafael Nadal also back with a win.
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga withdraws from French Open and ends his 2020 season as injury nightmare persists
Frenchman goes back to drawing board.