Monday October 24th, 2011

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

• Breaking down the elite eight at the WTA Championships in Istanbul.

• Pictures of the top ladies at the draw ceremony.

• A look at the success (or lack thereof, depending on your point of view) of the WTA Roadmap.

• Penn is close to debuting a tennis ball that it says is more durable.

• Some stats on the top performers on the ATP and WTA over the last four years.

• WTA CEO Stacey Allaster gets a five-year contract extension.

Rory McIlroy's former manager on their recent split: "I don’t know whether it was his  girlfriend (world No. 1 tennis player Caroline Wozniacki) getting in his ear or someone else but I thought we were doing a pretty good job, to be honest, and I think that’s how the outside world saw it." • Non-tennis: Apple's lower prices are all part of the plan.

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