Daily Bagel: Serena Williams debunks dating coach rumors
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• Video: Rafael Nadal practices his bluffing skills at a golf course, tries and fails to convince people he's not the real Rafa.
• Serena Williams took to Twitter for an apparent denial that she and Patrick Mourotoglou are dating.
• Steve Tignor takes questions from readers on a potential asterisk for Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic's popularity.
• The BBC wants to see more night matches and less grunting at Wimbledon. It doesn't sound like the All England Club is too keen on the former.
“At this stage there are no plans,” to add night matches to the schedule, said Johnny Perkins, a spokesman for the All England Club, which organizes the annual tournament. “We stick to what we are; an outdoor daytime event with the capacity to play late if we need to.” Nighttime tennis would mean “a huge re-think in operational terms,” such as changes to people’s shift patterns or transport, Perkins said.
• Simon Reed says Laura Robson's recent rise comes at a shock.
I'm still astonished at Laura Robson's recent progress, I have to say. She's completely jumped out of the compartment I had her in. It's still difficult for me to rationalise what she's become and why she's become it. Everyone's been going on about her movement which, while not her strongest feature, I never thought was as weak as other people did. My problem with Laura was her immaturity and, more worryingly, a lack of fight. Both seem to have suddenly disappeared, particularly the lack of fight.
• Tennis Channel upgrades stalled while Comcast appeals.
• Non-tennis: A TV station in Green Bay used a "replacement weatherman." So no, they're not over it. See or read something that you enjoyed and want to share? Feel free to email or tweet us links to pieces from around the Internet that may have slipped past our radar.