Daily Bagel: Petkovic takes to Twitter after meniscus tear

Monday December 31st, 2012

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

• Video: Caroline Wozniacki lost in the first round of Brisbane to Ksenia Pervak 2-6, 6-3, 7-6. This five-minute coaching session with her father, Piotr, is a must watch. I have no idea what he's saying, but it didn't exactly sound like a pep talk.

• Andrea Petkovic's bad luck in Australia continues. For the third time in her career she suffered a major injury Down Under, this time suffering a meniscus tear in her right knee that forced her to retire in her first match at Hopman Cup. Thankfully, her sense of humor is still intact.



• Christopher Clarey reports on Rafael Nadal's withdrawal from the Australian Open for The New York Times.

• Nice interview here with Sloane Stephens, who notched her first top 20 win, beating No. 15 Dominika Cibulkova in Brisbane. Stephens isn't the only American who got a big win. Jamie Hampton bounced Auckland defending champion Zheng Jie in straight sets.

• Bernard Tomic says his goal is to end 2013 in the top 1o. If he plays as well as he did this weekend in a three-set win over Tommy Haas, he could get there.

• Serena Williams was moved to tears by Oscar Pistorius' performance at the London Olympics. Nevermind the fact that she thought he was Australian.

"Honestly I was brought to tears by the Australian runner, he didn't have any legs ... oh, he was South African? Similar colours."

• Funny anecdote about Rafael Nadal's OCD-like tendencies here.

• Will 2013 be the year a male tennis player comes out of the closet?

• If you know anything about John Isner, you know how much he loves pro wrestling. Here he is on a weekly WWE show talking about his favorite wrestler. And in a nod to wrestling fans, they voted Roger Federer as the greatest tennis player of all time. Don't think Roger would do too well in the ring though.

• The Grandstand blog puts forth their predictions on who will make the 2013 ATP World Tour Finals.

Adam Yauch
SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.