Daily Bagel: Who is the real Serena? Plus, Federer as Cleopatra

Thursday August 21st, 2014

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

• New York Times Magazine profiles Eugenie Bouchard in its U.S. Open issue. Her siblings call her "The Chosen One".

• From Johnette Howard for ESPN: Who is the real Serena Williams?

• Maria Sharapova is the new face of the CFDA breast cancer campaign

• Cool breakdown at For The Win of why (and how) tennis players get more air through their groundstrokes than ever before. 

• Roger Federer as...Cleopatra?

• John Isner interviews Jack Sock:

• From Doug Robson for USA Today: "There may not be any top Swedish players anymore, but the Swedish influence in tennis holds strong in the coaching and administrative ranks." 

• Bethanie Mattek-Sands will add some color to the Tennis Channel commentary team at the U.S. Open. 

• James Blake has some thoughts on Andy Roddick's post-retirement physique:

• WTA Backspin looks back at the 2004 U.S. Open

• From Pete Bodo: Welcome to the U.S. Open

• Non-tennis: Who was the greatest SNL castmember?

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