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Tuesday's results from the Italian Open in Rome, Andy Murray speaks on feminism, Roger Federer searches for gelato, Novak Djokovic's arm injury and more of the interesting reporting, writing and quipping from around the Internet.

By Courtney Nguyen
May 12, 2015

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

• WTA Rome results: Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova started their tournaments with easy wins. Serena beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6–1, 6–3 and Sharapova beat Jarmila Gajdosova 6–2, 3–1, retirement. Other notable WTA results: Timea Bacsinszky defeated Sabine Lisicki 6–4, 6–3, Victoria Azarenka overcame 16 double-faults to beat Lucie Hradecka 7–5, 2–6, 6–1, Elina Svitolina beat Flavia Pennetta 6–4, 6–2 to set up a second round match against Venus Williams and Daria Gavrilova beat Belinda Bencic 6–7, 7–5, 6–2.

• ATP Rome results: The seeds rolled through Tuesday's action, with No. 9 seed Marin Cilic being the only one to drop out after a 6–4, 6–3 loss to Guillermo Garcia-Lopez. No. 1 Novak Djokovic beat Nicolas Almagro 6–1, 6–7(5), 6–3, Stan Wawrinka beat Juan Monaco 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, and Kevin Anderson won via retirement over Philipp Kohlschreiber. 

• Bad day for the Aussie men: Nick Kyrgios lost 6–4, 7–6(4) to No. 11 seed Feliciano Lopez and Bernard Tomic lost 7–6(3), 6–7(4) 7–6(4) to Viktor Troicki. 

• In this German interview with Red Bulletin, Andy Murray is asked whether he considers himself a feminist: "If someone who believes everyone should have equal rights is a feminist, then yes, I am a feminist." Most of the interview can be read in English here

• Murray confirmed he will play the Italian Open this week. But will he shave?

• Novak Djokovic won his opening round match in Rome in three sets over Nicolas Almagro and told reporters he's dealing with some pain in his right arm. 

• South Africa's Chanelle Scheepers has reportedly retired and is coaching Alison Riske this week in Rome. 

• No, Rafael Nadal will not be firing his uncle and coach Toni Nadal:

• ​Roger Federer is still searching for his first title in Rome this week. But first, gelato:

• Steve Johnson didn't have enough to beat Fabio Fognini, but the Italian put on a show for his home crowd:

• Here is a collection of ATP Madrid Open Hot Shots:

• And a collection of WTA Madrid Open Hot Shots:

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