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Feb 2, 2013

Kevin Anderson undergoes LASIK vision correction


"#Nomorefoureyes" as he puts it in his Tweet today.

Kevin Anderson decided to ditch his contact lenses and glasses and "go under the knife" to correct his vision.

The South African is absent from the Davis Cup match this week. Last year, he has defended his decision to skip the tournament citing financial concerns, along with the risk of injury, as the reasons for not playing.


Meanwhile Frenchman Benoit Paire paid a visit to the dentist. He'll be cheering for his countrymen as he didn't make the Davis Cup team.

(Images via Twitter)

Rafael Nadal meets President Sebastian Pinera, Nicolas Massu and Fernando Gonzalez at La Moneda Palace


Rafael Nadal arrived in the Chilean capital of Santiago this morning.

The first thing on his schedule since he landed was a visit to the Palace of La Moneda for a meeting with President Sebastian Pinera. Also attended the function were Chilean Olympic medalists Nicolas Massu and Fernando Gonzalez.

Arrives in the official car

Waves like a prince

This is Nadal's first official public appearance since Wimbledon

A happy smile

Nadal, Massu and Gonzalez on the way to meet and greet the President

After the event, Nadal headed off for his workout preparing for his first appearance in Vina del Mar tournament since Wimbledon.

(Images via Soychile.cl, Rafaholics)


Feb 1, 2013

The wig prank continues


Caroline Wozniacki is the latest player to pull a wig prank on Facebook. However, unlike Victoria Azarenka who copied Maria Sharapova, Wozniacki is a bit more original by putting on a black one.


Still on Wozniacki, she'll be on the February issue of Expatriate Lifestyle (Malaysia version). There will be an exclusive interview inside. I haven't purchase the magazine yet but I will share the content once I get hold of it.

(Images via Wozniacki's Facebook page, Expatriate Lifestyle)

Jan 31, 2013

Mom-to-be Kim Kardashian hangs out with Serena Williams


Kim Kardashian enjoyed a night out with girl pal Serena Williams without boyfriend Kanye West. They had a dinner at Nobu restaurant in Los Angeles.

"I simply cannot get out of bed," Williams tweeted earlier that evening, to which Kardashian replied, "You better! We have dinner tonight!"



Despite her exhaustion after long weeks at the Australian Open, Williams ended up having a great time with Kardashian.

They even took a picture together and Kardashian tweeted "Fun girls night!!! But where's my nose @serenawilliams ??? Lol #tooflashy."


"Such a fun night," Williams agreed. "Love you!"

(Via US Magazine; Images via Tennisforum.com)

Jan 30, 2013

Infographic: Who are the social media champions of Australian Open 2013?

The guys at IBM has analysed social media posts across Twitter, Facebook, news sites, blogs and videos to understand fan sentiment for the first time at the Australian Open this year.

Some of the predictable facts are Maria Sharapova's first tweet (she has garnered more than 115k followers so far), Sloane Stephens tripled her Twitter followers since defeating Serena Williams and Bernard Tomic being the most popular Australian player at the Grand Slam.

There are a couple of surprises though. Firstly, Victoria Azarenka's negative sentiment is way lower than I expected and secondly, Li Na is not even listed among the Top 5 popular female players ranked by number of positive mentions. It doesn't make sense to me.

So, what do you think?

Click the image to enlarge

(Image via @desteed of IBM)

Bernard Tomic likely to lose his driving licence


Bernard Tomic has run into trouble with traffic police again.

Tomic was reportedly driving his yellow Ferrari at 78kph in a 60kph zone on Australia's Gold Coast after the conclusion of the Australian Open.

According to Eurosport, around the same time last year, Tomic made headlines after he refused to stop for police while driving an orange BMW, leading to a bizarre stand-off with police outside his home.

If found guilty, he is likely to lose his driving licence this time.

(Image via Menstennisforums.com)

Marta Domachowska poses for Polish Playboy


Polish tennis player Marta Domachowska is the latest tennis player who will appear on the cover of the Playboy magazine.

Back in 2008, Ashley Harkleroad created a huge sensation when her Playboy spread was revealed.


The 27-year-old Domachowska is currently ranked no. 230 in the world but has been as high as no. 37 back in 2006.

How we wish the other Polish tennis player (who is way more successful) is the one who will be taking these shots instead.

(Images via kozaczek.pl)

Jan 29, 2013

Daniela Hantuchova and Maria Kirilenko in Pattaya


Daniela Hantuchova and Maria Kirilenko are happy to be back to Pattaya, Thailand.

Both players, who are known for their beauty, get to try out dresses together when they are not practising on the court.

Hantuchova won her second consecutive PTT Pattaya Open title last year after defeated Kirilenko in the final.


Personally, Pattaya is my favourite vacation place and I hope to be back there for the fourth time soon.

(Images via Daniela Hantuchova's Facebook)

Jan 28, 2013

Radek Stepanek to undergo surgery due to neck injury


Veteran Czech player Radek Stepanek has withdrawn from next week's Davis Cup tie against Switzerland due to an escalating neck injury since the tournament in Sydney.

According to ATP website, "a neck disc was pressing on a nerve and was creating a big problem in Stepanek's neck and right hand".

Team captain Jaroslav Navratil announced that Stepanek will be replaced by world ranked 189 Ivo Minar, who will join Tomas Berdych and Lukas Rosol  for the trip to Geneva. The defending champions will meet the Swiss team who will be without Roger Federer.

(Via Sport.cz, NDTV Sports, ATPWorldTour)

Novak Djokovic wins fourth Australian Open title


Novak Djokovic didn't rip his shirt off  after winning this year's Australian Open final. He just did a little dance after a 3-hour and 40-minute match against Andy Murray.

The Serbian player who retains his no.1 world ranking became the first man in the Open era to win three consecutive Australian titles when he beat Murray 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Born just a week apart in May 1987, both players are friends since their early junior playing days.

So close yet so far

Murray who won his first Grand Slam at the US Open last year is yet to make a breakthrough in Australia after losing a third final here in the last four years.

Djokovic has now won 6 Grand Slam titles in total.

Djokovic opens a bottle of champagne to celebrate his record breaking win

With Alessandro Del Piero after the win 


(Images via Zimbio.com)

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