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Miami 2012 - Wozniacki

Oddballs and Oddities


Off-court happenings from the past week…

The Wozniacki furore
Poor Caroline. Kangaroo-gate. Rafa fainting-gate. Now Serena-gate. For some reason only she knows, the bubbly blonde decided to amplify her cleavage and posterior in imitation of Serena Williams. And all manner of kerfuffle broke loose.

It got worse. She then drove all the way to the shop to buy her Christmas decorations, only to find it was closed.

Federer’s South American tour continues
From Brazil to Argentina. Roger Federer’s Gillette tour rumbles on, the Swiss great playing football with Juan Martin Del Potro and Argentine football legend Gabriel Batistuta, rafting with his dad at Iguazu falls, and being treated to a barbecue of delicious Argentine beef.

Sugarpova goes West!
Maria Sharapova has taken her confectionary line, Sugarpova, which can be naughty, nice, splashy and more, to the West coast of America.  The Manhattan Beach resident launched the collection at LA’s Universal CityWalk.

Training with Andy
The British press pack have been running along the beach with Andy Murray. He gave them a head start.

Kim bids farewell in Antwerp
The Kim Clijsters retirement parade may feel like it has been going on for a while. But the Belgian great finally played her last match in front of an exhibition crowd in Antwerp. And, being Kim, she was still smiling. The Belgian royalty showed up too.

Richard Branson beat Novak Djokovic

Best tennis Christmas card ever
Petra Kvitova owns the Christmas greeting. Bless.

Not forgetting the donkey cheese
You will have heard it by now, but just in the very small likelihood that you didn’t. Novak Djokovic is the proud owner of the world’s entire stock of donkey cheese. It’s for a restaurant.

One more thing about Djokovic
He received an award from Prince William, the patron of UK charity Centrepoint, in recognition of the work his foundation has done. It looked like quite a party.