I completely forgot about the Hong Kong Tennis Classic until I came across this photo. Well done, Communications Director!
Here’s the caption: Tennis players Li Na of China (2nd L), Aravane Rezai of France (2nd R) and Maria Kirilenko of Russia react as Venus Williams of the U.S. (L) fires a noonday gun in Hong Kong January 4, 2011, one day before they take part in the Tennis Classic in the territory.
Tennis.com predicted that Venus Williams will win another Major this year. Is this her shot across the bow?
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The Hong Kong Tennis Classic is a bit like Hopman Cup meets the Outback Seniors Tour. Venus and John McEnroe will be playing dubs together as will Mark Philippoussis and Li Na.
Europe: Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark)- Captain, Aravane Rezai (France), Stefan Edberg (Sweden)
Russia: Vera Zvonareva- Captain, Maria Kirilenko, Yevgeny Kafelnikov
The Americas: Venus Williams (USA)- Captain, Melanie Oudin (USA), John McEnroe (USA)
Asia Pacific: Li Na (China)- Captain, Zhang Ling (HKG), Mark Philippoussis (Australia)
Because we can’t get enough R&R! Here’s Roger with a gaggle of kids in Doha. Will this make cuteoverload.com?:
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Rafael Nadal and buddy Marc Lopez are back on the doubles court in Doha this week – always a fun thing. They won their match, by the way.
Well, it can’t all be fun, games, puppies and rainbows. Fernando Verdasco starts the year with some seriously fugly hair. And some rough play – he lost to Benjamin Becker in the first round of the Brisbane International.