The Spin doesn't really go on vacation, but rather lives vicariously through the beachy exploits of others. Pro tennis players are providing plenty of fodder to that end of late. Here's the latest on a couple Grand Slam–winning former No. 1s who are soaking it up of late, plus a non-controversy seemingly (finally) put to rest.
SHARING THE SUN Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov lit up the Twitterverse and gossip sites both with their sort-of-matchy swimsuits during a Mexico getaway, opting for gray-black fabrics.
PUT TO REST In more Sharapova "news," Indian badminton star and glamour girl Jwala Gutta has probably settled the non-issue of whether the Russian slighted Gutta's countryman, the cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, when she noted in a press conference after a Wimbledon match that she didn't know who the Royal Box–sitting Tendulkar was. "Cricket is played in 12 countries," said Gutta. "Tennis is played in 200 countries and badminton in 150 countries. These are simple facts that I told you. Nobody even knows what cricket is in the U.S."
Not quite true; until earlier this summer, your Spin keeper's own home city of Indianapolis in the American Midwest planned to build a cricket stadium. Even so, Gutta's point is taken.
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