Billie Jean King got a jump start on celebrating her 70th birthday (Nov. 22) recently at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas with her close friends Elton John, Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf among the 200 attendees.
Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin and tennis star Maria Kirilenko, are planning to get married. The Washington Capitals forward and two-time NHL MVP took to Twitter and announced: "We are engaged !!!!!!! )))))))))"
After his U.S. Open triumph, Andy Murray and 30 of his guests went to the trendy New York restaurant, Hakkasan, and racked up a sizeable bill of $6,448. The drinks alone contributed $1,408 to the total bill, and out of all those fancy drinks, including "Green Destinies" and "Zesty Martinis," the only thing Andy drank was the $6 lemon soda!
SportsIllustrated.com released its Twitter 100 list. Appearing on the list are three professional tennis players and strangely enough, they are all of Serbian descent: Novak Djokovic (@djokernole), Andrea Petkovic (@andreapetkovic) and Janko Tipsarevic (@tipsarevicjanko).
Novak Djokovic took some time off from playing and attended the Cannes Film Festival. With his girlfriend Jelena Ristic by his side, he walked the red carpet and went to see the Mel Gibson movie, “The Beaver.”
During Tennis Channel's airing of number one-ranked women’s singles player Caroline Wozniacki's third-round victory at the Australian Open, there was a very interesting call-in. During the prime-time match, announcer Bill Macatee fielded a viewer text question from a "Chris in Florida,"
On Thursday night Sept. 2 with Long Island Tennis Magazine on hand, Andre Agassi spoke about his book Open, while discussing his life in general and answered questions from the audience at Town Hall in New York City.
Kim Clijsters (Clijsterskim): Enjoyed her time with the New York Sportimes … “On our way back home from NYC! Had fun last night. Was a little nervous about playing mixed with John Mac, but he was great! And he played great.”
As Andy Murray's game is falling off this year, there are rumors that his personal life was back on the rise. He and ex-girlfriend Kim Sears, who broke up with Murray last year (reportedly over his PlayStation addiction) before the ATP World Tour Finals in London, have been seen shopping for groceries together...
The Associated Press reports that once retired in 2002/then returned in 2006/then banned from 2007-2009/now horse jumping and ballroom dancing former tennis champ Martina Hingis will be playing a full schedule—14 matches—of World TeamTennis this season.
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