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Murray Receives Honorary Doctorate, Does BBC Q&A

Today was a very special day for Andy Murray, who returned home to Scotland for a handful of honors. First, he received the Freedom of Stirling in an emotional ceremony (watch here). He then did a Q&A with kids through the BBC. Later he received an honorary doctorate from Stirling University. Not only was Chris Hoy there […]

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Murray Receives Freedom Of Stirling Honor

Andy Murray was honored Wednesday in Scotland, receiving the Freedom of Stirling and an honorary degree from the University. The visit took place at Dunblane High School with lots of local fans excited to see their hometown hero. Andy said of the honor, “I’ve read a bit about it on the internet. I don’t know […]

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Venus Williams Visits EXTRA

Tuesday in California, Venus Williams stopped by the EXTRA set at Universal Studios. Venus talked Jamba Juice with host Maria Menounos while looking fresh and summery in a black and white dress. (Photos: Getty Images)

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Federer Painting Covers Annabelle Magazine

Roger Federer appears, in painting form, on the cover of the recent issue of Annabelle magazine from Switzerland. The painting, by artist Pascal Möhlmann, is accompanied by a very lengthy interview with Roger, covering topics from family to Roger as a young student. Some of my favorite excerpts (translated): Does Roger feel flattered when he’s recognized? Or is […]

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Sharapova, Nadal, Dimitrov Star In Nike Tech Pack Ad

Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal and Grigor Dimitrov join other Nike athletes in a new video promoting the Nike Tech Pack for Summer. The trio are definitely looking hip and great to see Grigor being featured more by Nike. Watch! (Video: Nike)

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Sharapova Celebrates 27th Birthday

Saturday was Maria Sharapova‘s 27th birthday and, being that she’s at her next tournament already (the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix), Maria celebrated in Stuttgart style. The birthday girl dressed in a fancy drindl as she visited the Breuninger fashion house, sat on a Porsche with her team and launched a new Sugarpova flavor, Speedy. Busy […]

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ATP Players Attend 22nd Grand Tennis Night

  Despite semifinal matches the next day, players partied in Monte Carlo Friday night at the 22nd Grand Tennis Night at the Salle des Etoiles. Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka posed together, as did the legendary Bjorn Borg and his wife. Milos Raonic and David Ferrer were also in attendance. (Photos: Wireimage)

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Federer Gives Racquet To Princess Charlene’s Foundation

Roger Federer was tested by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Friday but ultimately defeated Jo 2-6, 7-6, 6-1 to reach the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters. After his win, Roger presented Monaco’s Princess Charlene with an autographed tennis racquet to be sold at auction and the proceeds given to the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation. (Photo: Reuters)

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ATP Players Entertain At Monte Carlo Party

The annual player review in Monte Carlo Wednesday looked to be a lot of fun again as Goran Ivanisevic, Rohan Bopanna, Jurgen Melzer and others performed in skits, danced and entertained the crowd. Bopanna channeled his inner Pharrell as he, Aisam Qureshi and Raven Klaasen performed “Happy” (apparently Milos Raonic, Max Mirnyi and Fabio Fognini, who all […]

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Quick Hits

Li Na looked more like a model than a tennis player in a photo shoot for Mercedes Benz. Andy Murray, Martina Navratilova and Tim Henman are leading an all-star line up at exhibition matches as British Tennis stages a second Rally Against Cancer charity event called ‘Rally For Bally’ in support of Elena Baltacha on Sunday, June […]

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