Found! A photo where Marat Safin does not look drop dead gorgeous! And I have nothing against hookah smoking – I’m just not finding him attractive in this shot. It’s like finding a photo of the real Big Foot – never thought it could exist.
The best deal of the decade? Online auction company Charity Buzz is offering a meet and greet with the Williams sisters at the Miami Open Tournament party, (“Rafael Nadal will be there. Serena and Venus Williams will be there. Where will you be?”) and four tickets to the women’s semifinals. The lot’s been open for almost a month and has no bids. It closes on March 13. Someone’s gotta snatch this sucker up – the starting bid is “only” $1,000 and proceeds benefit Russell Simmons’s “Art for Life” charity. Click here to start bidding and don’t forget to invite me along!
Guess the abs game:
(like you need a hint!)
Here’s Maria Sharapova’s recent reading list, obviously picked up at the Burbank Airport bookstore:
1. The Alchemist by Paul Coelho
2. The Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman
3. The Associate by John Grisham
4. Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
5. The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell
6. Winter in Madrid by C.J. Sansom
7. The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry by Kathleen Flinn – “I love food especially French cuisine so this was a real treat!”
8. Chasing Cool by Noan Kerner and Gene Preeman – “It’s about making a business successful and creating original ideas.”
9. The Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer – the third one is her favorite
Tennis Terrorist?: “A tennis player today won his case at the European Court of Justice against airport security staff who believed that his racquets posed a terrorist threat and threw him off a flight” Click here to keep reading from The Times Online.
Roger Federer ranked No. 8 on British Esquire’s Best Dressed Men in the World list. Prince Charles came in first! Who’s judging this thing, anyway?
Speaking of fashion, we all know that 80s tennis fashion is seriously awesome and this site lets us indulge in our shorty-short fantasies. Click here to see the best Adidas ad ever (hint – Stefan Edberg), and then get lost for hours lusting after Fred Perry tennies and John McEnroe’s Sergio Tacchini jacket. In the words of Hollywood stylist Rachel Zoe: “I die!”
If you’re still stewing about the Williams sisters’ non-action in Dubai, click here to read a NYT article with Venus’s own take on the matter. And then get Larry Scott’s play by play of how the situation went down here.
Click here for an interesting piece on Nicole Vaidisova’s fall from No. 7 in the world in 2007 to the bottom of the top 100. Money quote: “The one thing that’s unfair is to say it’s all about Radek. If it wasn’t him, it would be another boyfriend.”
Breaking news! Someone at the New York Post just figured out that tennis players are hot – like, DUH! (Click here to comment on the writer’s glaring omissions.)
Bjorg/McEnroe image via
Stepanek image: AP/Mark Avery
Marat Photo: tennis.com
RAFA abs photo: Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images