Daily Bagel: New fastest serve record?
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• Much like Mardy Fish, I do not speak French. But I'm fairly certain that in the video above, Albano Olivetti, who beat Fish on Thursday, says his serve has been clocked at 254 kmh, which converts to 158 mph. Ivo Karlovic holds the record for the fastest serve at 156 mph.
• Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy have a bet going that requires them to give up their favorite snacks. What's the reward? "Let's just put it this way," Wozniacki said. "I wouldn't do it for a pair of sunglasses." Let your imaginations run wild, folks.
• Jelena Jankovic believes that the constant travel due to Fed Cup is contributing to the number of injuries and withdrawals early this season. “Sometimes we wish we didn’t have to fly from one part of the world to another, going from hot to cold," Jankovic said. "It’s not easy and you are at risk to get injured.” Got this on your iPod, JJ?
• Lleyton Hewitt is out of competition for four months because of foot surgery, but a campaign has already begun to get Hewitt a wild card into the London Olympics. That would be an interesting decision for the ITF.
• Ana Ivanovic feels middle-aged now that the younger generation is making its presence known. "I think they're playing great," the 24-year-old Ivanovic said. "It's a great challenge for us, for players that have been around for a while. They're pushing us to improve and get better."
• Variety summarizes the Tennis Channel/Comcast dispute. "We didn't wake up and force Comcast to put Tennis Channel on the air," CEO of Tennis Channel Ken Solomon said. "They elected to do so on their own volition. What they have to do, once they make that determination, they have to give us fair treatment once they get similar situated networks."
• Non-tennis: David Foster Wallace would have been 50 years old this week. Here's an uncut, 84-minute interview with him from 2003. • See or read something that you enjoyed and want to share? Feel free to email or tweet us links to pieces from around the Internet that may have slipped past our radar.