AGA IS RAD Tennis Now has a fun Q&A with Agnieszka Radwanska, who's had a tough WTA season, in which she speaks to her "ninja" status, rapping versus singing, her Cheesecake Factory partnership (good work if you can get it), and favorite nickname. She also addresses body type, in wise words that may aid a good many women—and men—young and old. "There is a balance in life which involves regular exercise, good sleep, and eating the right things," she says. "Within that you have to treat yourself occasionally to make sure life is fun—that’s healthy, too. I want young girls to know that you don’t have to starve yourself to stay in shape. Just be sensible, do the right things, and enjoy life." That's well put by the Polish star.
FED UP Neighbors aren't happy with the play area Roger Federer had built for his offspring on the site of his vacation home in Switzerland, an area where he skied a lot growing up. They say the playhouse type structure impedes their view of nearby mountains and isn't in keeping with local zoning ordinances. Looks like Myla and Charlene, and eventually Leo and Lennart, may need a new spot to frolic soon.
FISH 'N' ROD The Little Story That Could, about the notion of Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish playing doubles together in next month's U.S. Open, continues to roll on. Look, the U.S. Open obviously would love to have that tandem take a wild card into the event. It just has to abide by International Tennis Federation (ITF) stipulations about rigorous drug-testing for three months ahead of the professional appearance. Never one to relish rules, really—recall that foot-fault call a line judge made on him in New York City—Roddick took to his Fox Sports 1 radio show's airwaves to voice his disdain for the ruling, with choice words aplenty here:
WELL HEELED, INDEED From the Tennis Players: They're Not Just Like Us department, see more on Rafael Nadal's off-court shoes, said to cost up to $10,000 sometimes. Clive Owen and Cate Blanchett also buy from Pierre Corthay brand. The bullish one from Mallorca's got taste, no?
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