Thursday September 22nd, 2011

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

• Pete Sampras, on what helped bring him back to competitive tennis: "How much golf can you play in a day?"

• The impact of conference realignment on tennis.

• Matt Cronin is weary from tennis hyperbole.

• Jon Wertheim gets a lot of mail about Serena.

• Martina Navritilova is all about striking. Andrew Castle, not so much.

• This would explain why Andy Murray came into press at the U.S. Open in what looked like a full-body suit.

• Serena Williams has been appointed a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador. Sure, there are some easy jokes to make here in light of recent events, but let's just let a good thing be a good thing.

Maria Sharapova is in Taiwan for an exhibition with Vera Zvonareva, and she's doing a horrible job of going incognito. Kind of hard when you're a 6-foot-3 blonde Russian walking around there.

• Um, is this piece comparing Novak Djokovic to Jesus and Roger Federer to Satan? • Non-tennis: Play like a champion today, guys.

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