Bryan Brothers hit the big screen
The Bryan Brothers made their big-screen debut in the Broad Green Pictures comedy, Break Point. The movie follows the story of Jimmy Price, a professional doubles tennis player who is hanging onto his career and reaches out to his estranged brother, Darren, to pair up with him. Bob and Mike Bryan made a cameo in the film, and enjoyed their role.
“Break Point has a great cast and we love that the storyline is all about a doubles tennis player,” said Mike Bryan. “It was fun to be a part of it, and we appreciate the shout-out to doubles tennis.”
Dan Rather interviews Andy Roddick
Andy Roddick recently sat down with legendary newsman Dan Rather on his Masahable series “Drinking With Dan” to discuss everything from Serena Williams to his wife Brooklyn Decker to Donald Trump’s hair. Roddick and Decker also welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Hank, into the world on Sept. 30.
Allaster Steps Down as WTA CEO
Stacey Allaster stepped down as the WTA’s chief executive officer, a post she has held since 2009. The 52-year-old cited that she wanted to spend more time with her family.
“It’s been a privilege to lead the organization that Billie Jean King founded and to have worked with the world’s best female athletes, dedicated tournament promoters and passionate and professional WTA team members,” Allaster said. “For 25 years, I have dedicated my professional life to the sport and I’m proud of the work I leave behind.”
Allaster will be replaced by Steve Simon, who has served as the Indian Wells Tournament Director.
Serena to appear in Pirelli Calendar
Serena Williams was quite busy following her loss at the U.S. Open. The world number one was selected to be a part of the Pirelli Calendar, joining the likes of Yoko Ono, Patti Smith and Rockville Centre’s Amy Schumer for the 43rd year of the calendar.
Sharapova pulled over in Germany
Maria Sharapova was pulled over by German Police while she was driving through Dusseldorf. The 28-year old Russian didn’t commit any crimes or traffic violations—the officers just wanted to snap a picture with the five-time Grand Slam champion.
Pennetta and Fognini take in Salvatore Ferragamo Fashion Show
Fresh off of her win at the U.S. Open, Italian Flavia Pennetta and her fiancee, fellow tennis player Fabio Fognini, sat front row at a fashion show for Salvatore Ferragamo, a brand she has historically adored and been dressed in at times.
Sweeting splits with Cuoco
Kayley Cuoco, star of the CBS hit show Big Bang Theory, announced her divorce from husband and tennis professional Ryan Sweeting. The two were married for 21 months before announcing the split.
Tweets from the pros
►Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole): Relaxing with team after a good day in the office
►Venus Williams (@VenusesWilliams): #TBT 1991, Compton, with Dad #tennis #coaching
►Roger Federer (@RogerFederer): Crazy cool to be with #23 in China #ShanghAirJordan
►Aga Radwanska (@ARadwanska): Poland v Japan @ volleyball. Poland won
►Noah Rubin (@Noahrubin33): 10 points off but still got the job done!!
►Victoria Azarenka (@Vika7): For me as an athlete, training on a Sunday morning is like going to church!
►Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal): On the other side of the world, having dinner like I’m home: bread and #IberianHam #RafaNadalAlimentosEspaña
►Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios): Till next time boys. #hardluck