Not just a pretty face…
…Or a star tennis player. Daniela Hantuchova, the resident babe of the tournament, doesn’t just limit herself to her talents on the court. The 30 year-old world number 33 is also a seasoned pianist. She took the Crown Casino piano to show her skills today and did not fail to impress.
— Australian Open (@AustralianOpen) January 16, 2014
New trend: Ice vests
Ok, so they’re kind of irrelevant anywhere outside of centre court on a 40 degree day, but when Maria Sharapova is spotted wearing something, you know it’s stylish.
Ice vests are offered to all players, but Sharapova is only one using them (that I’ve seen). The woman accessorizes naturally. #AusOpen
— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) January 16, 2014
Love is in the air
Two top players have revealed details about their recent engagements in the past two weeks. Novak Djokovic finally proposed to his girlfriend of eight years, Jelena Ristic, director of the Novak Djokovic foundation. On Tuesday during his post-match interview, Jim Courier playfully asked the world number 2 “what took so long?” Djokovic’s response was to simply look into the camera and say “I love you darling.”
Meanwhile, Caroline Wozniacki’s Irish golfer beau, Rory McIlroy, popped the question in Sydney on New Year’s Eve. McIlroy spoke to CBS Sports about the proposal yesterday,
“I mean, I had an idea that it might have been what she wanted or it was something she would say ‘yes’ to,” McIlroy said. “I hoped she would say yes. It all worked out. It was a great way to end 2013.”
Wozniacki flashed the sparkler to the cameras during her post-match interview tonight and blinded the crowd.
Pressure is on Andy Murray to propose to his girlfriend of eight years, Kim Sears, a woman who also coincidentally has the best hair we have ever seen court-side.
Slip, slop, slap
Novak Djokovic and Pat Rafter teamed up to push the sun-safe message today, with Djokovic tweeting a photo of the pair lathering themselves in high protection sunscreen. If the sun-fried Aussie public don’t listen to these two greats, who will they listen to?
While everything around us is BURNING,Pat Rafter and I found some high protection sun cream. Protect yourself people! pic.twitter.com/DMfInPX65c
— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) January 16, 2014
Meanwhile, youngster Nick Kyrgios attempts to start his own hashtag, #NKrising. This may be a bit harsh, but do we sense a Tomic-level ego developing?
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) January 16, 2014