In another extremely long #AskRF session on Twitter on Saturday (I’m not complaining – I thoroughly enjoy it when Roger Federer takes over my Twitter feed with his hilarious hashtags and humor), Roger revealed a little bit about his Christmas preparations this year.
Exhibit A: His Christmas tree has been decorated. No word on whether or not he did the tree himself, he made Mirka do or he hired a staff of professional Swiss tree decorators (because, let’s be honest, it’s peRFect).
Exhibit B: He has a Santa hat. It’s just too bad there was no RF logo on it (maybe Santa will bring him one this year?).
And were you wondering how Mirka puts up with Roger’s humor? Well, someone asked RF that, and he replied:
Juan Martin Del Potro defeated Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) in an exhibition at the stadium of Gimnasia La Plata Saturday night in Argentina. “It makes me happy to be here, receive the love and thanks for providing a beautiful setting for this show,” Del Potro said (translated). Looked like the event was a lot of fun, but with Delpo and Hewitt, was there ever a doubt?
Despite having beaten Delpo in the memorable and dramatic US Open match a few months ago, Hewitt was well received by the crowd, even being given (and wearing) a jersey from the local club Lobo with his name on the back.
(Photos: Diaro Ole)
Sabine Lisicki looked beautiful in a long winter-white gown at Saturday night’s Ein Herz für Kinder (A Heart for Children) fundraising gala in Berlin. Her best accessory is typically her trademark smile, but tonight she brought along something new – rumored boyfriend, German comedian Oliver Pocher. He recently joined her in the Bahamas for a vacation, putting the German rumor mill in overdrive, but it seems to have been made official at tonight’s red carpet event as they posed arm-in-arm for photographers.
The pair also sat together behind the donation phones (after Bine changed her dress), helping acquire a record donation for the charity event of 16,386,291 euros.
(Photo: Action Press, Bild.de)
Saturday morning in Buenos Aires, Juan Martin del Potro and Lleyton Hewitt were together for a press conference ahead of their exhibition match, which will take place Saturday evening in the Argentine capital.
“It will be fun to play on a hard court in the backyard of Juan Martin. I’ve come to enjoy the experience,” said Hewitt.
In her first match back from injury and shoulder surgery, Maria Sharapova was defeated by Ana Ivanovic 1-6, 6-1, 12-10 Friday evening in their Bogota exhibition. Fans had to wait for hours outside of the arena because event organizers did not have the authority to use the Coliseum El Campin for the event, but were luckily treated to a great exo.
After the event, Maria tweeted:
Caroline Wozniacki is spending some off-season time in California. On Friday, she was spotted walking the course of the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge golf tournament in Thousand Oaks, California where boyfriend Rory McIlroy is playing. There must have been a chill in the air, as Caroline covered up with an Adidas jacket and a scarf.
Watching Rory isn’t the only thing Caro’s been up to. Just Wednesday she tweeted the details of her California evening, including dinner at a swanky Beverly Hills restaurant and a Beyonce concert:
Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic are in Bogota, Colombia for an exhibition Friday evening, but before the professional fun begins, the pair took part in a training clinic during the day with a group of young, eager players. It’s always nice to see the players help the younger generations with some tennis tips!
Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki announced today a new sponsor, German jewellery and lifestyle company Thomas Sabo. The international brand with a focus on jewellery, watches and beauty products, is now expanding its sponsoring commitment to include the tennis player, as of December 1.
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Ana Ivanovic and Maria Sharapova attended a press conference in Bogota, Colombia Thursday evening ahead of their exhibition match. ESPN Deportes reported from the media call that Maria expressed her enthusiasm in getting back on court, having had missed the latter part of the 2013 season. Ana said of the destination, “people in Colombia are very friendly. And the food is delicious.”
Ana’s thoughts were also evident in her tweet:
After, the pair signed two racquets that will be auctioned to benefit the tennis foundation and Desayunitos Foundation.