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Daily Bagel: Vandeweghe loses a bet to Watson; Duval announces return

Vicky Duval announces her return to tennis, Andy Murray visits the White House and more of the interesting reporting, writing and quipping from around the Internet.

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

• During Wimbledon last year, Vicky Duval received shocking news that she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She hasn’t played since that tournament, but on Sunday, Duval posted a video on Twitter and announced that she will return at this year’s U.S. Open. "I'm playing my first tournament at a $25,000 ITF event in Landisville, Pennsylvania and possibly the WTA in New Haven after,” Duval said.


• Duval also wrote a first-person essay for The Player’s Tribunetitled “Return.”

• Tom Tebbutt for Tennis Canada on Genie Bouchard and her struggles, as well as the recent decline of Simona Halep.

Said Bouchard: “I’ve been saying all year that maybe a bit of patience is required but now I’m tired of being patient. I want to see results. I want to feel good on the court most importantly. So that’s my goal, I’m still motivated to turn this around.”

• Li Na will return to this year’s Wuhan Open in September to help unveil the new state-of-the-art arena. “This is great for tennis and fantastic for my home town of Wuhan,” she said.

• CoCo Vandeweghe lost a bet to Heather Watson. Here’s what happened:


• While in Washington D.C. as the No. 1 seed at the Citi Open, Britain’s Andy Murray toured the White House. This is his first time in the city since 2006.

• How Arthur Ashe helped establish Washington’s pro tennis tournament, from the Washington Post.

• John Isner did a live chat with fans at the Citi Open.


• Andrea Petkovic will be taking over tomorrow's Mailbag. Send your questions to @SI_Tennis on Twitter.