Genie Bouchard does not drive and still eats baby food

Genie Bouchard

Genie Bouchard is 20 years old, ranked No. 8 in the world in women’s tennis and plays with the maturity and mental approach of a veteran player. She is on magazine covers, newspaper covers and promoted heavily by the WTA Tour. She is being hailed as the next Maria Sharapova. And she still does not drive.

For all her seeming maturity, Bouchard does not have a driver’s license and says she eats baby food. Seriously.

These two great nuggets come from a New York Times profile on Bouchard:

She has refused to learn to drive — “It’s too scary” — which means that her mother still must accompany her almost everywhere.

For a snack, she often eats baby food, small jars of pears and even creamy rice cereals. She started eating them, like everyone else, as an infant, but never stopped.

Clearly Bouchard is still very much a kid at heart. In fact, in her recent Elle Quebec magazine cover story, she was asked her biggest fear.

“Getting older,” she said. “I swear, I’m really afraid of it.”

That seems pretty apparent. It also could explain why she still has a schoolgirl crush on Justin Bieber.

But don’t let any of this fool you; Bouchard is anything but immature on the court. She is motivated and driven to be one of the best tennis players in the world and is dead-set on winning her first major. She’s come close this year, having reached the finals at Wimbledon and semifinals at the French and Australian Open. She is earning her spot among the best in the world and will stay there for a long time.

Here’s Genie Bouchard with her sisters Beatrice and Charlotte:

Roger Federer has to take down kids playhouse because it obstructs neighbors’ view

Roger Federer twin daughters

If we had a “Rich People Problems” category here at LBS, a recent story about Roger Federer’s home in Switzerland would be perfect for it. According to Swiss news outlet The Local, Federer’s children may lose their playhouse because it is too large and is drawing complaints from the neighbors.

Local residents in Lenzerheide-Valbella have reportedly complained that the playhouse has “impaired their view of the mountains” and is a breech of planning permission rules. Authorities have upheld the complaint, ruling that the construction was done in an unauthorized area.

Federer, who has two sets of twins with his wife Mirka, is trying to work out an amicable solution with his neighbors.

And that, my friends, is how the other half lives.

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Caroline Wozniacki took Instagram shot at Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki said she was looking for more followers on Instagram, and what better way to drive some attention to your account than by starting a mini-controversy?

Woz seemingly took a shot at ex-boyfriend Rory McIlroy with a post on Thursday that featured her wearing high heels.

“Out and about in Istanbul. It’s been 3 years since I have worn heels on a normal day out. #feelsgood #looksgood #shopping #highheels #sun,” she wrote on her account.

Here’s the picture she shared:

Wozniacki is 5-foot-10, while McIlroy is shorter at 5-foot-8. She probably did him some favors by wearing flats when they were together.

Cute jab, but definitely mild.

If this is all Woz is going to do say about McIlroy, then he got off lightly for someone who supposedly dumped her over the phone.

Ivo Karlovic and Dudi Sela shared great handshake after match (Video)

Ivo Karlovic beat Dudi Sela 7-6, 7-6 on Thursday at the Claro Open in Colombia in an unremarkable match. The post-match handshake, however, was pretty remarkable.

Sela is 5-foot-9, so he thought it would be pretty funny to bring a chair to the net so he would be closer in height to the 6-foot-11 Karlovic. When Karlovic saw what Sela was up to, he cracked a smile and didn’t hesitate to give Sela a hug.

Sela must have had the whole thing planned because dude sprinted to the back of the court for the chair as soon as he lost the match.

Even with the chair he still wasn’t eye level with Karlovic:

Ivo Karlovic Dudi Sela

The height advantage helps Karlovic get a ton of speed on his serve, which helped him reach the finals of the tournament. As for Sela, it’s pretty impressive at his height that he barely lost to Karlovic in two tiebreakers.

Roger Federer’s twin daughters wore matching dresses at Wimbledon and looked adorable

Roger Federer twin daughters Wimbledon

Roger Federer may not have won Wimbledon this year as he hoped, but he still gets to go home a winner.

The 32-year-old had his family in London watching him in the finals as he fell to Novak Djokovic in five exciting sets on Sunday, and you know he appreciated the support. What was cool was seeing his identical twin daughters — Myla Rose and Charlene Riva — in the stands with his wife, Mirka. The twins, who turn five on July 23, were wearing matching dresses and just looked adorable.

“It’s even more memorable when I see my kids there with my wife and everything. That’s what touched me the most. Disappoint of the match itself went pretty quickly … so happy to see family and nice ovations from the crowd lifted me up and made me feel better,” said Federer at the match.

Roger Federer twin daughters

In addition to his twin girls, Roger and Mirka also have twin boys, who were born on May 6. Roger always was a doubles specialist.

Novak Djokovic and girlfriend Jelena Ristic getting married after Wimbledon

Jelena Ristic Novak DjokovicNovak Djokovic is headed for quite a week.

The 27-year-old Serbian tennis stud won his seventh major and second Wimbledon Sunday, and he will be celebrating something even bigger a few days later: a marriage.

Djokovic and his longtime girlfriend Jelena Ristic are getting married, and Blic Online reports that the wedding is scheduled for Wednesday the 9th, just three days after the conclusion of Wimbledon.

Blic says the wedding will take place in St. Stefan Peninsula in Montenegro. The guest list reportedly includes many Serbian tennis players and other members of the tennis world, including Viktor Troicki, Janko Tipsarevic, Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic, Nenad Zimonjic, Andy Murray and Maria Sharapova. Murray was bounced from Wimbledon in the quarterfinals and also is said to be planning a wedding in the near future.

One notable element of the upcoming wedding is that Ristic is pregnant and due in October. She’ll be 6 months pregnant at the time of their marriage.

Nole and Ristic got engaged in September after many years of dating. She has been a prominent figure traveling the tour with him and supporting him in his matches.

Even though planning a wedding can create a headache and nerves for many people, it doesn’t seem to be affecting Djokovic, who reached the finals with a four-set win over Grigor Dimitrov, and defeated Roger Federer in five to win it all.

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Roger Federer not a fan of Wimbledon dress code

Roger FedererRoger Federer has won seven Wimbledons and practically owns the tournament. He is also very respectful and compliant with the tournament’s traditions. But that doesn’t mean he’s a fan of all their regulations.

Federer, who reached his 9th Wimbledon final, has been wearing more flamboyant outfits at his majors lately. He showcased some pink shoes at the US Open last year, and he wore white shoes with orange soles at Wimbledon in 2013. The orange soles were problematic for the All England Club, and he was told to change them.

Federer believes Wimbledon has become stricter over time and hopes that mentality will be eased.

“My personal opinion, I think it’s too strict,” Federer said of the dress code this week. “But I respect. I understand. Maybe one day they’ll loosen up the grip again a bit, but that’s the time we go through right now.”

Wimbledon officials have cracked down on undergarments, headbands and wrist bands, applying the all-white policy equally to all clothing. That’s what led Federer to make his comments.

Is Wimbledon’s policy kind of lame or outdated? Probably. And you know apparel companies like Nike can’t stand it, because it prevents them from showcasing their top merchandise on a big stage. But you know what? I actually like their dress code. Sure, they get a little ridiculous at times, but this is part of what separates the tournament from everything else. The traditions and regalness make Wimbledon special. If they change their policies, they’ll be a tournament and major like all the others. Who wants that to happen?