Daily Bagel: Marion Bartoli joining Eurosport's U.S. Open coverage

Tuesday August 20th, 2013


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• Video: This promo for the New Haven Open at Yale is great. It stars the Yale mascot. No really, the real Yale mascot.

• In light of Marion Bartoli's retirement at 28, Richard Evans looks back at Bjorn Borg's surprise retirement at 26.

• Speaking of Bartoli, she'll be joining Eurosport's U.S. Open coverage.

• When Andy Roddick told Brooklyn Decker that he was ready to announce his retirement, Decker made sure to cover all of her bases.

It was his 30th birthday.  Oh, such an emotional day.  And I said, "Do you want to wait on this, and -- and just maybe sleep on it, and announce it tomorrow?  You know, -- are you in a bad mood today? You know, are you on your period?" I asked him all the questions one would.

• Bernard Tomic and Sam Stosur will represent Australia at the 2014 Hopman Cup. Agnieszka Radwanska and Jerzy Janowicz have also confirmed for Poland.

• From Sports on Earth, a profile of John Stephens, Sloane Stephens' father who died in 2009.

• Was Michael Chang's famous underhand serve against Ivan Lendl in the French Open final ethical?

• Anna Kournikova will be a focal point of next week's ESPN Nine for IX film, "Branded", which looks at the intersection of sex appeal and women's sports.

• Lois Goodman, the U.S. Open umpire who was accused of murder last year, has been cleared and she's back to work this year. She's also suing the LAPD for false arrest.

• Catching up with Tomas Berdych.

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