Fourhand: Petkovic Cites Sharapova for 'Throwing Shade'

by: Jonathan Scott August 25, 2014

Always a good quote, Andrea Petkovic didn't disappoint in the Nutmeg State. (AP Photo)

In the latest edition of Fourhand, one WTA pro names another for "throwing shade," the ATP's most debonair star continues his reign on the streets of New York, and a rising starlet dreams of Destiny's daughter. It's all here:

HOT MESSES  Petra Kvitova just clinched the Connecticut Open title, but before that she spoke with the tournament's Nick McCarvel about sometimes being a "hot mess" and more. Also joining this one-on-one Q&A riot: Andrea Petkovic, Caroline Wozniacki, Eugenie Bouchard, and Coco Vandeweghe. Questions about favorite TV shows and definitions and re-enactments of "side eye" and "throwing shade" come up. You just have to watch:

The Spin's favorite moments: Petkovic calling out Maria Sharapova's "Check her blood pressure" comment at the Cincinnati tournament as a recent instance of "shade," and Wozniacki providing an her own original example of the same by looking at McCarvel and sarcastically saying, "... That shirt."

IT GETS BETTERER  After vacationing with pals Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani and their brood, Roger Federer and wife Mirka stepped out in New York City recently. Federer, a U.S. Open favorite in light of Rafael Nadal's absence and other factors, looks dashing. He's always a pillar of style, but somehow the cameras caught him here in all the best poses without him even knowing or trying. The man is forever a walking portrait of un-self-conscious swagger.

SINGLES LADY  Eugenie Bouchard claims that she had a vision in the night that Beyoncé actually won the U.S. Open. Related: Studies show that absolutely no one on the planet would be angry about that news.

DON'T COPY ME  If it's true that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Simona Halep must be blushing right now. Victor Ponta, the prime minister of her home nation, Romania, reportedly impersonated her on Facebook in a way, all in an effort to gain supporters. To the surprise of no one, criticism followed, and Ponta's people changed the photo post to truly link to Halep's own Facebook page.

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