Monday October 3rd, 2011

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

• Li Na may be crashing out, but she's still cashing in.

• WTA CEO Stacey Allaster talks about Li and tennis in China.

• Andy Roddick on the length of the tennis season: "Let's give tennis fans a chance to miss our sport."

• Very cool story about Liu Shang-Ku Tao, who started playing USTA tournaments in her 70s and proceeded to win 48 titles.

• Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has some sweet digs to stay at during the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif.

• Maria Sharpova is keeping fans updated on her ankle and California-style rehab efforts via Facebook.

• A look back on the year for tennis' "mature" set. • Non-tennis: Many athletes laud Twitter as a more direct and immediate line to fans. Here's the flip side.

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