Daily Bagel: Sharapova tops Forbes' list; Tomic draws wild card

Wednesday August 13th, 2014

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

• For the 10th straight year, Maria Sharapova tops Forbes' list of the highest-paid female athletes. Seven of the top 10 women on the list are tennis players, including Li Na, Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Wozniacki, Agnieszka Radwanska and Ana Ivanovic.

• Bernard Tomic gets a wild card into the U.S. Open. Oddest name on this list: Michael Llodra, who is given the reciprocal wild card by the French tennis federation. 

• Iveta Melzer announces her retirement on Facebook

• Video: Roger Federer is frustrated he's losing in finals this year, but he would also like to remind you that at one point he won 24 straight finals.

• Heavy Topspin has some good suggestions on how tennis can mine stats for players, media and fans from the umpire's scorecard

• For The Win plots out how Rory McIlroy tanked Caroline Wozniacki's career.

• As the early upsets prove, the Canada-Cincinnati double is not easy. 

• Non-tennis: Here's how the NFL rosters would look if teams only fielded hometown players



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