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Fourhand: Murray poked in eye; Venus meets Couric; more

Sunday, July 14, 2013 /by

It's been an eventful post-Wimbledon week, what with Maria Sharapova parting with Thomas Hogstedt so as to pick up Jimmy Connors, and Ana Ivanovic parting with Nigel Sears. And that's just the major coaching breakups. Here's a rundown of the latest headline-commanding happenings:

MURRAY AS CYCLOPS  Andy Murray suffered a relatively minor blow to the eye when an overly bold autograph seeker accosted him outside of a London restaurant:

 

For a much more amusing clip, check out Murray's Wimbledon championship as retold in LEGO format:

Plus, here's a look via Ad Age of how the man may be worth $74 million a year moving forward.

RAFANATICAL IMPRESSION  Londoner Josh Berry has become "semi-famous" (Chris Fowler's words) for his impressions of the ATP World Tour's top guns, including Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and newly christened Wimbledon champ Murray. He even went on ESPN to have it out with Fowler about his fully formed notoriety:

Well, Berry performed his impressions once again, this time for Nadal himself in a clip produced by Babolat. The result was not as awkward as one might think, and quite amusing:

VENUS + ROBIN + KATIE  Venus Williams went on Katie Couric's talk show on July 11 to talk about her career, her Eleven by Venus brand, and more, sitting with Couric and Robin Roberts in an episode dedicated to women's sports. Here are a few teaser clips from the program, including one that shows Venus getting a bit emotional when Couric asks if she will retire soon from tennis:

RADWANSKA TAKES A HIT AT HOME  Agnieszka Radwanska has been lauded in some corners and chastised in others for her appearance in ESPN The Magazine's annual Body Issue. Some leaders, especially those in the Catholic realm, have taken her to task for the pictorials.

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