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Breaking News at WTA All Access
Due to Craig Hickman’s and JD Blom’s skills with the Flemish language they broke the “Clijsters won’t play in Asia” story on twitter first and with a complete translation later in the day.Â Heads up to Chris Chase for recognizing this in Yahoo’s tennis blog Busted Racquet. It was interesting to see media outlets report the story without verification or source attribution.
Has anyone noticed that most of those players who participated in the charity soccer match for Japan earlier in the week have already lost in Miami?Â The list so far includes Andy Murray, Fernando Verdasco, Marcos Baghdatis, Stanislas Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori.
Look out for Falling Seeds
On Saturday alone 10 seeds including Andy Roddick lost in Miami – 6 menÂ and 4 women.
From Serena Williams‘ twitter account, Williams and Caroline Wozniacki took in a Miami Heat game earlier in the week.
Andy Murray is officially in a slump. He was a second round victim to Alex Bogomolov Jr. This marks his fourth consecutive loss beginning with the final of the Australian Open. Despite the loss, Murray will climb to No. 4 in the world due to Robin Soderling’s third round exit at the Sony Ericsson Open.
Doubles Point of the Week!
Swimming with the Fish(es)
Mardy Fish has a sense of humor to volunteer to participate in two photo-ops this week – swimming with the dolphins..
and posing with theÂ Miami Dolphins cheerleaders. Good news for Fish – not official yet but a Fish win in the next round, paired with Andy Roddick’s early loss will make Fish the top ranked US male.
Dance of the Week
Ana Ivanovic has paired up with Andrea Petkovic in doubles this week at the Sony Ericsson Open.Â Needless to say Petkovic has shown her how to do the victory dance.
Photo-Op of the Week
NBA All-Stars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat perfomed the coin toss at Saturday eveningâ€™s Rafael Nadal-Kei Nishikori match at the Sony Ericsson Open.
Do you wanna ride in my Mercedes boy?
Kudos to Onthegotennis.com who caught Roger Federer driving to the Sony Ericsson Open in a Mercedes.Â Mercedes is one of Federer’s sponsors.
Parties and Events of the Week
Game, Set, Match, Videos and Photo Galleries!
JD Blom and Craig Hickman were all over the Sony Ericsson OpenÂ from the matches to the “Party Patrol” events this past week. Here are links to videos and photo galleries. Also check out the live tweeting of the red carpet events they covered thorughout the weekâ€“ here
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