| By Emilie Katz

Tennis Tweets from the pros

Maria Sharapova (@sharapova_maria): Twenty four hours later, my trophy shrunk. No silly, it’s just the one I get to keep. Can't stop looking at it …

John Isner (‏@johnisner): @CP3: CONGRATS to @webbsimpson1 US Open Champion!!! Well deserved!" <---- WHAT HE SAID

Justin Gimelstob (@justingimelstob): 1st stop of wine tasting tour at Rombauer!

Casey Dellacqua (@caseydellacqua): Bike riding in Brussels to find the laundromat.

Ryan Harrison (@ryanharrison92): Love waking up at 6:30 a.m. in a hotel with no air conditioning in a room that’s so hot I can't fall back asleep …

Caroline Wozniacki (@carowozniacki): Time for some food, a good book and to head down to the beach …

Lindsay Davenport (@ldavenport76): Hub and I were lucky to be there on the glass in 07 when Ducks won the Cup and see some of our friends hoist the cup. Love So Cal ice hockey!

Novak Djokovic ‏(@djokernole): Congrats to @RafaelNadal for incredible run at Roland Garros‬. See you again soon ;)



Forbes: Five tennis stars among “Most Powerful” Celebrities

Five ATP and WTA pros landed at various points on Forbes magazine's list of the globe's "100 Most Powerful Celebrities." Their rankings: Roger Federer at number 31, Rafael Nadal at 47, Maria Sharapova at 71, Serena Williams at 77, and Li Na at 87. Federer is considered the fourth most powerful athlete in the world, behind Tiger Woods, LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. Tiger roars in at number 12. Jennifer Lopez tops the list, supplanting 2011's number one celeb, Lady Gaga.



Djokovic switches to UNIQLO

The world’s top tennis player, Serbian Novak Djokovic, ended his deal with clothing sponsor Sergio Tacchini. In an e-mailed statement to media, the clothing company said, “It has been mutually and amicably decided that, as of the 2012 Roland Garros Grand Slam, Novak Djokovic will no longer be the brand ambassador.” Djokovic has inked a new five-year deal to wear UNIQLO clothing. The partnership will also include collaboration on future product lines, as well as co-developing the ultimate UNIQLO functional wear. A preview of the collaboration’s first results will be seen at the 2012 French Open, where Djokovic will debut his newly-designed UNIQLO match wear to spectators in Paris and to a worldwide TV audience.

 



Federer becomes a Man in Black

After Roger Federer won the Madrid Open, Will Smith came on the court and took the microphone. He spoke in Spanish about Federer’s win and also how he was giving Roger his suit for his summer blockbuster, "Men in Black III.” This was all because of a press tour that Will and Jada Smith are doing to promote "Men in Black III".

 



Serena releases rap song

Serena Williams is now a rapper? She made her debut with a brand new song, a one-minute-long track recorded at the Florida studio of her friend, Bryant McKinnie of the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens. The unnamed track is about winning and Serena's self-proclaimed dominance on the court. She even gives a shout out to frozen pizza and "beats so good they'll blow ‘ya speakers."

 



Argentina's Juan Ignacio Chela’s “Top-10 Ways You Know You’re a WTA Tour Player”

10. It is crucial to produce 100 millimeters of tears a day, on average.
9. The sound when you hit the ball exceeds 1,500 decibels.
8. At some point in your career, you’ll have an acne attack.
7. Before serving, you turn your back to the court and fix your strings for 20 seconds.
6. You never practice with other WTA players.
5. When your coach comes on court to talk to you, you look elsewhere.
4. You must hang a stuffed animal on your racquet bag.
3. From the quarterfinals on, you come on court with makeup.
2. You hate all of your colleagues.
And … the top reason you know you’re a WTA Tour player is …
1. At the end of the match, you wave like Miss Universe.



The newest Soderling

Soderling and his fiancee are having a baby. Soderling revealed on his Twitter account that they are expecting their first child in late September. “Hi everyone. I have the best news. Jenni and I are becoming parents in late September. We are both very happy and excited.”

 

Emilie Katz