The first week of the U.S. Open is coming to an end. On the court, it's all good. Outside the courts, even more so…
At the moment, Carly Rae Jepsen and her pretty face is everywhere. Her single "Call Me Maybe" is on the lips of every teenage girl around the world. It's called a fad. And to celebrate riding high in the charts, the singer decided to make the U.S. Open her thing. On the court, Carly sang the first notes of the song. The result? A merry, organized mess. Novak Djokovic even took part…
The downside of playing without a roof is the rain, and sometimes the sky rules...
Ivo Karlovic is a funny guy. He's also a pretty good tennis player. A big lad with a very good sense of humour, actually. In the middle of the U.S. Open, the player had a guy come up to him in the street. What happened next? He tells the story the best on his Twitter: "A guy passing me on the street last night whispered "Want some coke, man? ". I said I drink it now I will not be able to sleep.”
The good news
Stop everything, Maria Sharapova is single. This is the bombshell thrown by the Gazzetta midweek. The beautiful Russian and her (now former) fiancéé Sasha Vujacic have been separated for the last three months because they didn't see each other enough. While their wedding was postponed many times, rumours were rife about these reports. If this break-up is official, we understand better. No doubt that the Russian will not stay on the market very long...
“It's true that she isn't the most athletic girl on the tour. But she proves with her results that she has other qualities. Me, I’d be OK being number five with her little belly. We all have a different body-shape. It's true that it's surprising, because she has skinny legs. Maybe she drinks a little bit of beer…”
The “compliment” is from Pauline Parmentier, the French female player, about Petra Kvitova. It's true that the Czech has serious physical assets on the women's circuit. Yeah, it's a buffalo.
The sordid story
Lois Goodman is 70. She's a good American grandmother, a fan of cookies, soap operas and lemonade. From time to time, Lois is also a line judge at the U.S. Open. Not this year, though. According to the Boston Herald, Lois is suspected of killing her husband with a coffee cup. Her husband was found dead in their home in southern California. Lois, for her part, said that she thought that her man might have fallen down the stairs. Obviously, she was dismissed from her job and did not have the right to officiate during the Grand Slam. Nobody accepted to comment. As for Lois Goodman, she risks a life sentence in prison.
New York and its squirrels
Julien Benneteau and Olivier Rochus were quietly playing away in the first round of the U.S. Open. Everything was going well. The sun was shinning, the audience was happy and a squirrel came to enjoy the fun. Not once, but twice. How sweet...
Novak Djokovic was about to take serve during an open training session when suddenly a small, thin voice rose from the stands: "Will you marry me?
" Everyone turned to look at ... a child. The kid even rushed to the court to confirm her wish to her idol. Never one to miss a step, the Serb let her make a few serves before parting with a big hug. However, Djoko never answered the question.
By Mathieu Faure