Daily Bagel: Federer compared to Fifty Shades' character Christian Grey
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• Did The New Yorker just compare Roger Federer to Christian Grey in a review of 50 Shades of Grey? Yes, yes they did.
• Will Caroline Wozniacki play into her 30s like Serena and Venus Williams?
"I don’t know. Serena also told me ‘when I was your age, that’s what I said and look where I am now’. So you don’t know, maybe in 10 years I’ll still be playing. But right now I don’t see it.”
• Wozniacki talks about what it was like to shoot with the legendary Walter Iooss for the SI Swimsuit issue.
• Ana Ivanovic has only been able to practice for the last 10 days due to her toe injury.
• That sure does look like Wim Fissette on court with Victoria Azarenka in Doha. Azarenka received a wildcard into next week's Qatar Open.
• Some great quotes in this interview with Garbine Muguruza by Reem Abulleil for Sport 360, where she talks about her decision to play for Spain over Venezuela and how it felt to play in her first Fed Cup tie:
“I was really nervous. I was No.1 in the team, a lot of things were new to me and also playing in Romania and Simona (Halep) now is like the big star of the country. All the people were screaming at me,” she recalls.
“But I played amazing. I’m sad because the team didn’t play as well as I played but what can I say? I did all I could.
“When I play, I play for me, but when I saw that everyone was telling me ‘Garbine, you’re playing for Spain, I don’t know how many people are waiting for you to win this’ I was like ‘s***, it’s not only me now, it’s like the whole country’. It’s different.”
• This is an absolutely ridiculous volley from Milos Raonic:
• A Q&A with Simona Halep.
• Another good one with Karolina Pliskova. When she was asked to evaluate her game in light of Andy Murray's high praise, Pliskova said:
“The movement is probably the weakest side of mine but I’m still working on it and I hope it will be better. And I hope that Andy will one day say that I’m fast enough for him.”
• Good look here at the ITF's 2014 Doping Report.
• Nice primer here on 18-year-old Hyeon Chung, a young talent from South Korea who already has people talking.
• We may have to revise our Best Tennis Trophies list: