Monday May 14th, 2012

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

• In case you missed it over the weekend, here are the highlights from Serena Williams' win over Victoria Azarenka in the Madrid final. Come for the ridiculous forehand winner in a point that starts at the 0:55 mark, stay for the hilarious side-glare Serena shoots at the unfortunate-looking trophy at the 2:50 mark.

Will Smith was at the Madrid final and Roger Federer was at the Men in Black 3 premiere, and both events took place at the Caja Magica. You win, Madrid. I give up.

• Vesna Dolonts is now playing under the Serbian flag.

• Novak Djokovic opens up about losing his grandfather:

“In my childhood when I was in Serbia he took me a lot of times to practice, we went together in the trams in public transportation. Whenever I would lose he would say, ‘You’re not sad, right?’ I’d say, ‘No, no I’m not sad,’ even though I was. He would say, ‘Don’t be sad. Come on, it’s just one match. You play so many matches. Life goes on’.”

Serena says the men are "weenies" for complaining about the blue clay all week. But the best part is Reuters feeling the need to define "weenies" for its readers:

Dictionary.com lists several definitions of "weenie" including "an insignificant, disliked person" or "a stupid and inept male".

• Madrid tournament owner Ion Tiriac and tournament director Manolo Santana were jeered heavily when they stepped on court for both trophy presentations on Sunday.

• Australian pro Sam Groth, ex-husband to Jarmila Gajdosova and currently ranked No. 340, fired the fastest recorded serve at 263 kilometers per hour (about 163 mph) in a Challenger event in South Korea. That serve broke the previous record held by Ivo Karlovic by a whopping 6 mph.

• Non-tennis: If you didn't see the end of Sunday's soccer game between Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers, you missed what may have been the greatest five minutes in the history of the English Premier League. Man City needed to win to clinch the Premier League title. Down a goal with five minutes of extra time, this happened. How can you not love sports? 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.

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