#Newlyweds: Just four days after clinching his second Wimbledon crown, three-time BNP Paribas Open Champion Novak Djokovic married his childhood sweetheart Jelena Ristic. To say that Novak has had a fantastic couple of weeks is an understatement, and he summed it up perfectly: “To win Wimbledon and now this – I couldn’t ask for more.”
Petra’s Favorites: Two-time Wimbledon Champion Petra Kvitova recently sat down for a Twitter Q&A, answering several questions from her followers. When asked about her favorite tournament, she tweeted Indian Wells and Wimbledon as the best. We’re glad you enjoy coming here, Petra!
#TBT: 2012 BNP Paribas Open Champion Victoria Azarenka tweeted the photo above on Thursday, and we have to agree – Vika definitely looks the same, minus the height difference. While the World No. 10′s younger self is easy to recognize, the same wasn’t true for all the world’s elite. In case you missed it, We found out at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open.
Seeing Eye to Eye: Speaking of height differences, 6-foot-11 Croatian Ivo Karlovic towers over many of his opponents, and his 7-6(8), 7-6(5) win over 5-foot-9 Dudi Sela at the Colombia Open was no different. However, the post match “handshake” was quite unusual, as Sela stood on a chair at center court and gave Karlovic a hug.
And The ESPY Goes To…: Three-Time BNP Paribas Open Champion Rafael Nadal and two-time victor Maria Sharapova received an ESPY Award for Best Male and Best Female Tennis Player, respectively, However, Sharapova’s interaction with undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather provided plenty of comic relief. In yet another display of height disparity on the week, the 6-foot-2 Sharapova lost track of the 5-foot-8 Mayweather, creating perhaps the funniest moment of the evening.