The tennis season is officially over for another year, work on Wimbledon 2010 will continue over Christmas and throughout winter, but what do your favourite tennis players do with their well-earned time off?
No news what Roger Federer is doing on his holiday; although he may be reading the latest edition of the British society guide Who’s Who. As the Independent writes: “World number one Federer, 28, is among the youngest new entrants to the 162nd annual edition of the book, which also lists Blackburn Rovers manager Sam Allardyce and Everton manager David Moyse”.
Rafael Nadal spent Monday at an official reception in honour of Spain’s Davis Cup-winning team, of which the world number two was an integral part. It was widely reported that he will begin training this week for 2010.
Serena Williams, on her blog, said that she was in Florida and would be appearing on the Home Shopping Network on Friday. “It will be one long day so those of you that may have to work do not worry because you will have a chance to catch me LIVE on HSN. Just in case you guys haven’t checked the times I am going to tell you. First, I will be live from 12am until 2am. Next, you can catch me live from 10am until 12pm. Then, I will be live from 3pm until 4pm. Finally, for those of you that want to tune in after work you can catch me LIVE on HSN from 9pm until 11pm,” Serena wrote.
Andy Roddick said on his Twitter page that he was “heading to Baton Rouge to play for the first time in awhile! anybody gonna be there? benefits elton johns aids foundation!!.”
Ana Ivanovic has been photographed with her golfer boyfriend Adam Scott at the beach in Queensland. She is staying at the home of former tour professional Barbara Schett and her husband.
Venus Williams appears to be going to the gym a lot and working with her design company EleVen…as well as avoiding big steak meals. “I am trying to resist ribeye’s. Its hard bc i luv em. But tomatoes are good, they are anti inflammatory,” she wrote on Twitter.
The newly single Andy Murray is spending the holiday season in Miami, Florida training with coach Miles Maclagen. After New Years, he will play in the Hopman Cup in Perth where he will partner Laura Robson in the mixed doubles. It is not known whether he will play any Playstation.
Maria Sharapova is in Santiago, Chile where she is scheduled to play an exhibition match titled ‘Beauty Challenge’, against Argentina’s Gisela Dulko. Perhaps she will also indulge her other new hobby: stamp collecting.