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

By Courtney Nguyen
April 08, 2015

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

• Serena Williams had a hit with Donald Trump. 

• Must-read: Translated from L'Equipe, Gilles Simon offers some tough truths about prize money issues in tennis

I sometimes have a problem with players who ask for more money than they generate. Is it in our tour’s interests, seen as a whole, that those guys make more money? I’m pointing out that I use the same reasoning for the women’s tour and for doubles. It’s more of a general reflection than simply a question of money for the rich and the poor.

• In his first match in 17 months, Janko Tipsarevic saved two match points to beat No. 186 Guilherme Clezar in the first round of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships. 

• Get to know Danka Kovinic, the 20-year-old from Montenegro is into the third round of the Family Circle Cup with wins over Christina McHale and last year's semifinalist Belinda Bencic. Next up: Her idol, Jelena Jankovic. 

• Great pick-up by Andrea Petkovic on set point against Chanelle Scheepers on Tuesday night:

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCvTijBvgzY&feature=youtu.be]

• Nice black-and-white gallery of the top seeds in Charleston.

• Is Taylor Townsend back to working with Donald Young, Sr.? 

• Good to hear Petra Kvitova will return to action next week at Fed Cup. The Czech Republic plays France. 

• Here's how the French Fed Cup team gets fired up

• A podcast offered from 99 Percent Invisible about how sound engineers create "The Sound of Sport", with a segment devoted to the 2008 Wimbledon final. A fascinating listen for any sports fan.

• Who wouldn't watch a reality show that just follows Petkovic and Jankovic? Their bit towards the end of this video is very funny:

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aBZY0AruvA]

• ICYMI: Check out our newest edition of SI Tennis Power Rankings: ATP and WTA.

Speaking of Petkovic, she has a point here:

 

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