Daily Bagel: Wozniacki has a sweet new deal with Godiva chocolate
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• No Australian Open hangover for Andy Murray. He looked very sharp in a 6-3, 6-2 win over Nicolas Mahut in Rotterdam, striking 36 winners to just 16 unforced errors. For a taste of how good he was moving and striking the ball, see the forehand Hot Shot he hit here:
• Caroline Wozniacki has landed a new endorsement deal with Godiva Chocolates, becoming their first athlete sponsor. Wozniacki joked about wanting a chocolate sponsor last year and now it's a done deal. Said Wozniacki:
“Maybe we’re going into a phase when guys like girls with a little more curves..."
• So far so good for the Americans at the Memphis Indoors. Seven Americans are into the second round, including Steve Johnson, Donald Young, Sam Querrey, Ryan Harrison, Austin Krajicek, Denis Kudla and Jared Donaldson. Harrison had a strong win over Malek Jaziri, Kudla beat Thanasi Kokkinakis and Young beat No. 8 seed Adrian Mannarino.
• Tom Perrotta for The Wall Street Journal: Jimmy Connors played his last public match last night in Florida, and it was against—you guessed it!—Aaron Krickstein. Through a phone call and a pro-set match, Krickstein finally got his closure.
• Once again, Gael Monfils:
• Will the blood bags seized as part of Operation Puerto ever see the light of day?
• Interesting note here from a Belgian reporter in Antwerp:
• Common says Serena Williams initiated their break-up.
• Nifty rally here between Tomas Berdych and Tobias Kamke in Rotterdam:
• An amazing note from Jon Wertheim: