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Kei Nishikori

35 of the limited edition F-Type coup with Kei Nishikori‘s name monogrammed are being produced… in case you need to buy me a Christmas gift.

Also a great Christmas gift: These cute shirts from Game Set Fab.

Serena Williams was voted WTA player of the year. And it looked like she had fun with Ana Ivanovic at an exhibition in Denmark this week.

If you missed any Davis Cup action from Day 1 of the Final, the live blog is worth a read.

Ion Tiriac received his Doctor Honorius Causa title from the University of Phisical Education and Sport in Bucharest, where he graduated 50 years ago.

Simona Halep and her mom are pretty cute in this Romanian ad for Vodafone:

(Image: IMG Tennis; Video: Vodafone)

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Fashion Focus: Sneak Peek Adidas Australia Apparel

While it’s still 2014, we are able to get a sneak peek at Australia collections from some tennis apparel makers. Some Adidas items for the new year are already available for pre-sale and here’s what we’ll see on the courts down under:

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The Stella McCartney Australia Dress in sky blue and mint (left) will likely be worn by Caroline Wozniacki while Ana Ivanovic will likely wear the Adizero Dress in night flash and flash orange (right).

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Will Andy Murray still wear Adidas in 2015? Rumors have been swirling of a switch, but if he stays he’ll either wear the Barricade Climachill Tee in chill night flash (left) or the Barricade Polo in night sky (right).

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There’s also this graphic print Adizero Tee in black and solar pink, which will definitely cause some chatter.

(Images: ProDirect Tennis)

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Rafa Beats Ronaldo In Poker

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Rafael Nadal flew to London on Tuesday to put his training to the test… his poker training, that is. Rafa played a Poker Stars match against Ronaldo, beating the legendary football star to win $50,000 for the Rafa Nadal Foundation. See more photos here.

(Photo: AP)

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Djokovic, Bryan Brothers Top ATP Year

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Well, it was an odd way to end the year but Roger Federer was forced to withdraw from the ATP World Tour Finals final against Novak Djokovic due to a back injury (read his statement here). That said, there’s no denying Novak is a worthy winner of the final trophy after the amazing year he had. Hope Roger can recover in time for the Davis Cup final!

Bryan Brothers

But maybe these guys had an even better year than Novak… Bob and Mike Bryan won their 103rd team title together and the ATP World Tour doubles title with an exciting win over Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo. Time for vacation!

(Photos: Reuters)

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Bouchard Attends Toronto Raptors Game

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Genie Bouchard was back from her arctic tundra trip and in Toronto to watch the city’s NBA team in action on Remembrance Day on Tuesday. Genie also took to the court to take on the actual Raptor mascot in a little tennis (while wearing high heels). Watch!

(Video: Toronto Raptors)

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Czech Fed Cup Team Celebrate Win

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Petra Kvitova helped clinch the Fed Cup win for the Czech Republic team over Germany as she, Lucie Hradecka, Lucie Safarova, Karolina Pliskova, Klara Koukalova and Andrea Hlavackova won their country’s third title in four years in front of a sold-out crowd in Prague. The team with their captain, Petr Pala, posed with Prague Castle in the background on Monday. Loved these pics of the team celebrating after the win. Much deserved.

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(Photos: sport-pics.cz via Czech Fed Cup Team, AP)

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French Davis Cup Team Prep For Final

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While the headliners of the Swiss Davis Cup team (Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka) are busy playing a very small tournament in London, the French Davis Cup team is prepping for the final at a training camp. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Richard Gasquet, Gael Monfils and Gilles Simon were picked by France captain Arnaud Clement and are in Bordeaux for a training camp ahead of the final in Lille, which takes place November 21-23. Les Bleus look great in their blue winter coats on Monday!

(Photo: Getty Images)

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Sharapova Sightsees In London, Attends NikeLab Presentation

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It was a lovely Sunday afternoon in London on Remembrance Sunday to stroll in London with your beau. That’s what Maria Sharapova did as she took a walk with bf Grigor Dimitrov and did artsy things together. Later, she attended a NikeLab presentation for Women Sport Fashion Innovation with Brazilian fashion designer Pedro Lourenco.

 

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Maria Sharapova

(Photos: Getty Images, Daily Mail)

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Serena, Wozniacki Do Sprint Triathlon in Bahamas

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It’s the offseason and you’ve already done a marathon, so what’s next? How about a sprint relay triathlon with your bestie and a famous racing driver? That’s what Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki did on Sunday in the Bahamas. No word on their time but considering they’re all professional athletes, I would estimate they kicked everyone else out of the park. Serena even captured some of her biking leg on camera (watch here).

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(Photos: Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki)

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Williams Sisters Cut Ribbon On New Tennis Center

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Friday night in Washington, D.C., Venus and Serena Williams helped cut the ribbon of the newly renovated Southeast Tennis and Learning Center. Unveiled during the renovation gala was the new Williams Arena, named after the legends. Just one of the many great ways the sisters are leaving their mark on tennis in America.

Venus and Serena Williams

(Photos: AP)

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