Fourhand: Serena in TIME 100, Kvitova and Stepanek split, more
CZECH (UN)MATE Is there a Splitsville, Czech Republic? Call it conscious uncoupling, call it what you will. In any case, all quips aside, word is that Petra Kvitova and Radek Stepanek have parted ways after their ballyhooed romantic entanglement. I say "entanglement" because Stepanek previously dated Martina Hingis and married Nicole Vaidisova before divorcing in 2013 ahead of taking up with Kvitova.
SELES MOVES ON Monica Seles has put all 5,800 square feet of her Sarasota home up for sale, intending to downsize soon enough and having arranged to stay with a family member in the area until she relocates permanently. The home, in the Florida city's gated Laurel Oak community, is listed at a $1.85 million asking price.
NEED FOR SPEED Maria Sharapova has introduced a new "Speedy" flavor of her Sugarpova candy series. No word yet on whether this means she will either race to the altar with Grigor Dimitrov—the two won singles titles over the weekend— or consider pushing the brand by appearing at the Indianapolis 500 next month.
BRINGING THE HEAT Forget merely "bringing all the boys to the yard." Serena Williams compels Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade, who writes about her for TIME magazine's TIME 100 list, to be inspired by another world-class athletes who deals with adversity and injuries and returns to the pinnacle of her chosen sport. Writes Wade, "Serena does not take her abilities for granted. She deserves all of her success, because she is one of the most hardworking and disciplined people I know."
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