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Wozniacki Picks Up NY Marathon Bib

Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki picked up her New York City Marathon bib Wednesday ahead of Sunday’s big event. She also posed with local school children who will likely benefit from the Team For Kids charity she’s running for. But how does she feel? She told media on Wednesday, “I’m a little bit nervous. I’m probably not going to get much sleep the night before.”

While her parents apparently won’t be there to cheer her on, I will!

Caroline Wozniacki

(Photos: AP, Getty Images)

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Porsche Gives Halep Sweet New Car

Simona Halep

Simona Halep had a pretty sweet year (a Grand Slam final and runner-up at the WTA Finals in Singapore). Upon returning to Romania today, Porsche (who is not one of her sponsors.. yet?) gifted her with a brand new red Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe. Yup, a gift with no strings attached. Not too shabby.

Simona Halep

(Photos: Auto Evolution)

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WTA Players Go Glam At Year-End Gala

Wozniacki Ivanovic Genie Bouchard

Saturday night in Singapore, the top WTA players attended the Year End Gala Party at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Black was a popular dress color for the evening, like on Caroline Wozniacki, Aga Radwanska, Marion Bartoli and Genie Bouchard, but Ana Ivanovic went against the grain in a white ombre gown. At the gala, besides “posing” with a python, Serena Williams posed with Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani and their Dubai Duty Free World Number One trophies.

Serena Williams Errani Vinci

Radwanska Bartoli

(Photos: Getty Images)

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Robson, Li Na Launch Nike 2015 Women’s Collection

Laura Robson Li Na

Wednesday in New York City, Nike unveiled its new Spring/Summer 2015 Women’s with the help of 27 top athletes, including newly-retired Li Na and new Nike girl Laura Robson, and Shuai Zhang

According to Nike, the Nike+ Training Club App for women has been downloaded 16 million times and 9 million women have downloaded the Nike+ Running App.

“With such an explosion of creativity in sport and a growing lifestyle that seamlessly integrates her run and workout with the rest of her day, Nike has never been better positioned for growth,” said Amy Montagne, VP/GM of Nike Women. “Today we’re introducing the most comprehensive and innovative women’s collection Nike has ever created.”

Laura shared some photos of herself at today’s launch with other athletes, like Li Na (below), and model Karlie Kloss.

(Image: Nike)

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Murray Lends Acting Chops To SU2C Sketch

Andy Murray

Andy Murray and some famous friends (like Cesc Fabregas and Ed Sheeran) star in a sketch for Stand Up To Cancer on Channel 4 in the UK Friday evening. Andy does a great job ripping on the celebrities’ impersonations – and himself- in the hilarious video. Plus love the part with Fabregas trying to audition for Rafael Nadal. Watch!

Tim Henman. Gold.

(Video: Stand Up To Cancer UK)

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Sharapova Attends Porsche Charity Event In Singapore

Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova attended a a charity event for Porsche Thursday Singapore. Wearing a cute Chloe dress, Maria presented a check for $50,000 to The Straits Times Schools Pocket Money Fund on behalf of Porsche to help local kids in need.

Maria Sharapova

(Photos: Getty Images)

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Quick Hits

Mark Philippoussis

Such a cute family: Mark Philippoussis was joined by his model wife Silvana Lovin and cutie son at a cocktail event at Barneys New York to celebrate the newly renovated Flagship Store.

Nikolay Davydenko has announced his retirement. He’ll be missed, but on the upside, he’ll get to spend more time doing this.

American Mallory Burdette also announced her retirement from tennis.

Juan Martin del Potro has announced his decision to take the rest of 2014 off and make his return in 2015.

Fun pictures from the Luxembourg player party, featuring Sabine Lisicki, Alize Cornet and more.

Great interview with Robin Soderling – who has not retired – but is working as the tournament director at the ATP Stockholm tournament this week.

(Photo: Getty Images)

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Li Na Shows Philanthropic Side Post-Retirement

Li Na

Li Na has shown she’s ready to move on to her post-tennis life. Thursday in Beijing, the newly-retired Chinese star, and her husband Jiang Shan, visited a non-profit private school to hand out snacks and play with the kids. Retirement looks great on her.

Li Na

Li Na

(Photos: Getty Images)

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Sharapova Launches Sugarpova In Singapore

Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova has arrived in Singapore after some time off in Thailand, and Wednesday she launched her signature Sugarpova candy at Robinsons The Heeren. In town for the WTA Finals, Maria signed autographs and met with her adoring local fans.

Maria Sharapova

(Photos: Getty Images)

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Players Attend Kremlin Cup Party In Moscow

Safin Andreev

It was a big party in Moscow Monday night to celebrate the Kremlin Cup. Tournament players were in attendance as were numerous Russian stars – past and present. This included former No. 1 Marat Safin. Is it just me or does he look better than ever? Rhetorical question. But there he is, with fellow Russian Igor Andreev.

Below, Svetlana Kuznetsova (with Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina) was in charge of slicing what was probably a very delicious cake.

View all the party pictures here.

Makarova Kuznetsova Vesnina

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