|09-22-2004, 05:55 PM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2004
Serena's films, Roddick fashion design ... it's all here
An amusing few bits and pieces of tennis news from the BBC:-
Tales from the tour
Rounding up the news and gossip from behind the scenes on the men's and women's tennis tours.
Safin ended his title drought in Beijing
Marat Safin paid a tearful tribute to new coach Peter Lundgren after winning his first title for 22 months in China last weekend.
"This is my first title with Peter, hopefully it won't be our last together," said Safin. "It's not party time because I won."
And the Russian suggested that Lundgren, who has previously worked with Marcelo Rios and Roger Federer, is the perfect man to keep his temper in check in future.
"Lundgren worked with Rios," said Safin. "If he can deal with Rios, then he can understand me."
Clijsters and Hewitt have set a date
Kim Clijsters and Lleyton Hewitt are to marry next February in Australia.
Clijsters, 21, said on her website that a party for their close friends would be held in Chateau Saint-Paul at Lummen in her native Belgium after the wedding in Australia.
"In December 2003 Kim and Lleyton Hewitt got engaged," a statement said.
"A year later the beautiful love story will have its logical extension with a marriage in February in Australia."
Serena Williams has revealed that she turned down a part in upcoming film Anacondas, the follow-up to Anaconda.
Williams would have played a victim of one of the evil snakes, but insisted she did not pull out because she was worried about dying on screen.
"It was a scheduling conflict that kept me out of that movie. I'm totally OK with dying for the sake of a movie," she told the New York Daily News.
Review of 'Wimbledon'
The aspiring actress also said she turned down a part in romantic comedy Wimbledon because she was not interested in playing herself.
Roddick's paisley/camouflage look
Anyone who saw Andy Roddick's paisley/camouflage t-shirts at the US Open might be slightly surprised to hear that the American has followed Serena Williams into fashion design.
Roddick has teamed up with sponsors Reebok to launch a new line of vintage t-shirts inspired by his background.
The 'corn-fed tennis' top reflects his Nebraska roots, while 'Hot Rodd Body Shop, location 152nd Street' references his record serve.
SMELL OF SUCCESS
Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova is set to launch a perfume bearing her own name.
The Russian has signed a multi-million pound endorsement deal with Parlux Fragrances Inc.
"This is a great opportunity for me to do something creative and fun," Sharapova said in a statement.
The 17-year-old has also agreed to a three-year contract with Motorola, thought to be worth between $4m and $5m.
|09-23-2004, 08:27 AM||#3|
Hall Of Fame
Those Roddick vintage t-shirts will be cool...for me to poop on!
Proudly donning the Nadal avatar until Fed either wins Roland Garros, or serves Nadal a bagel.