Wozniacki asked her boyfriend to adopt a dog, Murray and his after-parties, Kournikova in lingerie… The tennis world is still alive and well. We even found Andre Agassi. On stage…
The tweet: McIllroy, animal lover
This is most certainly the most glamorous couple in the world of sport; Rory McIlroy, the Michael Jordan of golf, and Caroline Wozniacki, the former WTA number 1. So when the Irishman is on tour in the U.S., notably on Jimmy Fallon’s talk-show, the golfer takes the opportunity to meet some great people and show off on Twitter. So you get things like: "Met this little cutie on the Jimmy Fallon set of Earlier! New member of the family @ CaroWozniacki??
" Not mad, the Dane asked her beloved boyfriend when he was planning to bring the beast home.
The number: 7,737.60
Finally, Andy Murray managed to get his hands on a Grand Slam title, winning the 2012 U.S. Open. It is the kind of victory that has to be celebrated properly, especially when you leave town with the scalp of Novak Djokovic and a large endowment. To do this, the Scot and his family went to party in New York. The final bill must have hit his wallet pretty hard since the evening cost him more than 7,700 dollars (4,700 pounds, Editor's note). Roughly, the little group spent 1408 dollars for drinks and over 5000 dollars on food. And, as Andy is a star, the restaurant offered him more than $ 1,200 in extras. Nice one. As for the address, it was at Hakkasan on 43rd street.
The comeback: Sexy lady
Who remembers the achievements of Anna Kournikova? Nobody. Who remembers her curves and her appearance in an Enrique Iglesias video? Everybody. Just to remind the world that beautiful Anna has a Maria Sharapova in each cheekbone, the first Russian doll in the history of tennis was on the cover of a famous magazine, Maxim Australia. No need for words, just look at the pictures.
The strange ranking
Tennis isn't only the confrontation between two people on a court. It’s also everything around it. The website tennis.com.au thus tried to rank the ten most complicated jobs on the professional tour. It includes the towels' washers, the eternal ball boys or the lucky ones who have to cover the courts when the heavens open. Of course, the number one remains the linesman. The guy who risks taking the bombs from the big servers of the tour, such as Milos Raonic (155 mph, occasionally, Editor's note), full in the face. There are also the court's interviewers who often struggle to glean the deeper thoughts of the pros.
The punisher on stage
"My name is Andre; I was born April 29, 1970 in Las Vegas."
It's called a pitch. You get it; we’re talking about Andre Agassi. Except that instead of watching it on a tennis court, you can ogle the avatar of the Las Vegas kid on stage. For the last few days, a Parisian theatre - the Theatre of the Rond-Point - offers a play simply called "Andre" dedicated to the life and work of the former world No. 1. It reinterprets the daily life of the former best player in the world under various angles: the pressure, the disorders of creation and the control of free will. Of course, his famous wig is part of the show…
By Mathieu Faure