Thursday February 12th, 2015

The Daily Bagel is your dose of the interesting reporting, writing and quipping from around the Internet.

• Stunning scoreline of the day: No. 81 Francesca Schiavone, who had to qualify to get into the main draw in Antwerp, beat No. 10 Angelique Kerber 6-1, 6-1 in less than an hour. The win puts Schiavone into her first Premier quarterfinal in over three years.

• Rafael Nadal is in Rio de Janiero preparing for next week's Rio Open. 

• #TBT: 10 years ago, Sania Mirza became the first Indian to win a WTA singles title. 

• Another worthwhile look-back: One of the 50 moments that defined the sport: Pancho Gonzalez vs. Charlie Pasarell in the first round of Wimbledon in 1969.

• Monica Seles discusses her long battle with a binge eating disorder

• Seles also discussed Serena Williams' legacy earlier in the week on SI Now:

• This could explain why Adidas is letting many of their tennis contracts lapse: Soccer.

• Photos from the WTA fashion show at the Diamond Games, featuring Eugenie Bouchard, Andrea Petkovic, and more. 

• If these are the drills Gael Monfils runs in practice, that explains a lot:

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRgbjc64gyc]

• An extensive look at Madison Brengle's rise over at On the Rise Tennis, a blog dedicated to tracking American tennis. 

• Colette Lewis provides an update on the USTA's search for Patrick McEnroe's replacement as Head of Player of Development. It's been nearly six months since McEnroe announced he was stepping down.

• Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, Li Na, Marin Cilic, and the Swiss Davis Cup team have been nominated for the Laureus World Sports Awards.

• Watch this video of a few points from this doubles quarterfinal between Wayne Odesnik/Michael Shabaz and Dimitar Kutrovsky/Dennis Novikov at the Maui Challenger a few weeks ago. Odesnik and Shabaz won the first set and then...well...put in a less than stellar effort for the rest of the match:

[youtube=http://youtu.be/M8jPs87WXCk]

 

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