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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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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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Quick Hits


Roger Federer won his first-ever Shanghai Masters title while the Bryan Brothers captured their Career Golden Masters by winning the doubles title there.

Karolina Pliskova won her third WTA title in Linz, Sam Stosur won her third WTA title at the Japan Open and Alison Riske won her first WTA title at the Tianjin Open.

Stan Wawrinka has qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals.

The interview is in Swedish but look! It’s Robin Soderling!

Where in the world is Maria Sharapova? No idea… but it looks nice.

David Ferrer, Milos Raonic, Tomas Berdych, John Isner, Fabio Fognini and Richard Gasquet will start their 2015 season at an exhibition in Hua Hin.

The official 2015 Roger Federer calendar is now on sale.

Rafael Nadal can’t catch a break – now he’s “lost his memory” on the golf course.

Great preview for the Stand Up 2 Cancer sketch on October 17, which will feature celebrities auditioning for a party in an Andy Murray movie.

(Photo: Reuters, Video: Andy Murray)


Federer, Djokovic Meet Yao Ming In Shanghai

Djokovic Yao Ming

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic met legendary Chinese basketball star Yao Ming on Wednesday in Shanghai. Novak presented Yao with an autographed shirt (above) while Roger tweeted the below picture:

Ok, so he’s tall. Where’s John Isner when you need him?

(Photo: Shanghai Rolex Masters)


Bouchard Shares Go-To Exercises


The WTA has been sharing some great health videos on its YouTube channel – like with Sam Stosur (here) and Zhang Shuai (here). The newest exercise video is with WTA Finals qualifier Genie Bouchard, as she shows how she does some cardio to get her heart pumping, works her core and stretches out her muscles.

(For the record, I do all of these. Interesting though I have yet to have the Genie results…).

(Video: WTA)


Quick Hits

genie bouchard ana Ivanovic

The theme for the player party in Linz was “Black Swan” so… tutus! And Ana Ivanovic in a sleek black dress as the prima ballerina, of course. See more photos here.

Rafael Nadal was announced as a “Friend of the Australian Open” and will collaborate with Tennis Australia on a charity event on January 14 at Margaret Court Arena. He also has appendicitis.

Novak Djokovic stars in a new ad for Gerble Sans Gluten.

Maria Sharapova is back to the number 2 ranking after winning in Beijing. She also did some sightseeing in China:

Some great pink products for women from Adidas, Under Armour, New Balance and Wilson for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

(Photos: WTA Linz)