Djokovic drops the puck
Ahead of the Rogers Cup in Toronto, world number one Novak Djokovic tried his skills on a different surface, picking up a hockey stick and joining the annual exhibition ball hockey game with National Hockey League players Tyler Seguin (left) and Jason Spezza (second from right) of the Dallas Stars and Edmonton Oilers rookie Connor McDavid (far right).
“It was a unique opportunity to share an experience with NHL players in their own environment,” said Djokovic. “At the same time, it was not an ice rink, so it allowed me and the other tennis players to move around freely. It was the first time that I played hockey, ice rink or not.”
Sharapova in the Ivy League
It has been a tough year for Russian superstar Maria Sharapova, who is still serving her ITF suspension, but she has found a very productive way to keep busy in her downtime by enrolling in a course at Harvard’s Business School.
Wedding bells for the WTA
It was wedding season for two of the world’s top tennis players recently, as Ana Ivanovic and Dominika Cibulkova both tied their knot with their respective significant others. Ivanovic wed German soccer player Bastian Schweinsteiger, while Cibulkova married her fiancé Miso Navaro.
Azarenka expecting her first child
While rehabbing a knee injury that forced her out of the French Open, former world number one Victoria Azarenka was told by her doctor that she was pregnant, informing her fans of the news via social media.
Bouchard and Querrey visit the White House
During the Citi Open in Washington, D.C., some of the tournament’s participants, including Eugenie Bouchard (pictured) and Sam Querrey (pictured) had a chance to visit and tour the White House.
“The highlight was definitely seeing the Oval Office,” said Querrey. “I didn’t think we would get a chance to look at that, so it was cool to take a peek and see where the president works. It was a Saturday, so it was pretty quiet, but it was great to see the grounds.”
Tweets from the pros
►Roger Federer (@RogerFederer): Wish I was there with you
►Aga Radwanska (@ARadwanska): Finally arrived! Remember this guy??? #TeamPolska #Rio2016
►Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal): Proud to represent #Spain in #Rio2016
►Eugenie Bouchard (@GenieBouchard): First #Olympics win!
►Noah Rubin (@Noahrubin33): No better cheat day than on 7/11
►Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki): Wow!! That was incredible!! Such an honor to be the flag bearer for Denmark!! Once in a lifetime! #memories
►John Isner (@JohnIsner): @WWERomanReigns with @JohnIsner after Raw last night!
►Serena Williams (@SerenaWilliams): Now I’m ready. @beatsbydre #wimbledon #whiteout
►Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole): Always an honor and a lot of fun seeing you sir @richardbranson
►Christina McHale (@ChristinaMcHale): Yesssss!!!! Let's go @nyempiretennis
►Gael Monfils (@Gael_Monfils): Training in the mountains #view #lake #bike #memories #huggy #natho #pipim #gettingready #oklm
►Ana Ivanovic (@AnaIvanovic): My happy face says it all. #OverExcitedTourist
►Stanislas Wawrinka (@StanWawrinka): Getting back on the practice court !!
►Venus Williams (@VenusesWilliams): Need I say more?! Playing tomorrow night and just can't wait! #olympics #dreams
►Jack Sock (@JackSock): #TeamUSA
►Petra Kvitova (@Petra_Kvitova): Chatting about my first #rio2016 win with Czech TV! So happy to get my Olympics underway #czechteam #pojd
►Nick Bollettieri (@NickBollettieri): Great time celebrating my 85th BDay w/friends & family in Capri! Thanks to everyone for the wonderful BDay messages.
►Garbine Muguruza (@GarbiMuguruza): Last practice before heading to Montreal tomorrow. @WTA @CoupeRogers
►Justin Gimelstob (@JustinGimelstob): Happy son = Happy father @Malibu Country Mart
►Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova): Elevator wait at @NBA