The morning after Roger Federer survived a huge scare in his second round match, Nadal resumed normal service for the dominant top-two in the game with a minute battering of world number Ryan Sweeting. The world number one eased to his 23rd successive victory at a major on Rod Laver Arena as he continued his pursuit of a fourth successive grand slam title, a feat only achieved by two men before him. American Sweeting was game, but if the gap between Nadal and Federer and the rest of the top 10 is wide, there is a chasm separating the Spaniard from players outside the top
But the Aussie did not know Clijsters had seen a text message he had sent to their mutual friend Rennae Stubbs. By Mirror. Get the biggest daily news stories by email Subscribe We will use your email address only for the purpose of sending you newsletters.
Nigel Farage famously stated that the idea of a Romanian living next door makes him uncomfortable. Now in her sixth year on the tour, Halep has dragged herself painstakingly up the rankings ladder, even going so far as to have breast reduction surgery to make herself lighter and more flexible. Hard-working, multilingual and popular in the locker-room, she is a self-made woman in every sense.
Kim Clijsters has failed to make it all the way to the celebration stage. Like Hewitt and their efforts on the romantic frontClijsters has failed to make it all the way to the celebration stage. But four times a semi-finalist and once a runner-up, she is so into the country that she has been wearing a retro green dress in the style of Evonne Goolagong. She also happens to be the first Grand Slam-winning mum since Goolagong in — but is still only 27 and playing better than ever.
It was game, set and match to Kim Clijsters at the Australian Open today as she got her own back on Todd Woodbridge after he sent a far from flattering text message claiming that she was pregnant. While watching Clijsters at last week's Sydney International, Woodbridge told fellow commentator Rennae Stubbs that the Belgian must be expecting because "she looks really grumpy and her boobs are bigger". Well, no I'm not.
What does the success of Kim Clijsters mean for women—in tennis, in sports, and in culture at large? Every time a reporter in her press conference asked her how she managed to be a mom and win tennis matches, I cringed. Every time an announcer joked that she was hurrying through a match to go pick up her daughter Jada from daycare, I looked for the mute button.
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It has not quite got to the stage where players will be issued with feeding bottles as well as water bottles, but the tennis family is about to welcome more babies into the fold. Roger Federer, a new father of twins, returns to the tournament circuit in Montreal next week, while Kim Clijsters, with her daughter Jada in tow, makes her long-awaited comeback in Cincinnati. The patter of tiny feet is not an uncommon sound in players' lounges across the world, but in the vast majority of cases they are the children of tennis-playing fathers rather than mothers.
The post match interview hi-jinx continued on Rod Laver Arena earlier today. As the story goes Woodbridge had sent a text to Rennae Stubbs a week ago wondering if Clijsters was pregnant. But on court with the World watching Clijsters put Woodbridge on the spot asking the Australian about the message!
Find Tickets. At the Australian Open, TV reporter and former tennis pro Todd Woodbridge was blindsided by women's star Kim Clijsters when she confronted him about a text message he sent to Rennae Stubbs wondering if Clijsters was pregnant. Woodbridge, who should have gone running at that immediate moment, decided to ask the question anyways. Clijsters said she was indeed not pregnant and then went on to add this gem:.