Google Down the Line!: + TUESDAY NETCORDS: Roger, Anastasia, the Grafassi's on HBO...Althea Gibson honored and more


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

+ TUESDAY NETCORDS: Roger, Anastasia, the Grafassi's on HBO...Althea Gibson honored and more


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- A champion's tribute: Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Aretha Franklin, Carol Moseley Braun, and other African-American women who broke barriers will be on hand at this year's US Open to honor Althea Gibson's 50th anniversary win at the Grand Slam.

- Michael Chang, who won the French Open at 17, is reportedly opening a tennis academy in the Chinese city of Shenzhen

- Mag bag: Bruno Danto, former editor in chief of Vogue Hommes International, is launching a US version of Sport & Style, a lifestyle magazine looking at the relationship between fashion and sports. French newspaper L’Équipe currently distributes a European version in France, Dubai, and select markets in China.

- Before the stunning results of the men's Rogers Cup this past weekend, Roger Federer told reporters, "It's very hard for one player to beat [Rafael Nadal and me consecutively]," [...] "I don't think it has ever happened. If he's not playing well, I am, or vice versa." I guess the Djoker wasn't listening...

- Grafassi update: The Grafassi's, Steffi & Andre, will be interviewed by Mary Carillo in a segment on HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel on August 14. BONUS: Tennis Served Fresh has a peak at their much anticipated ad campaign for Louis Vuitton.

- Anastasia Myskina, Russia's first ever Grand Slam champion, will appear in a Russian reality series called “Stars on Ice,” a skating competition that partners celebrities with professional figure skaters and pits the pairs against one another.

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