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Feliciano Lopez putting the moves on Caroline Wozniacki?

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Caroline Wozniacki recently became single again and it looks like she already has a suitor.

According to a few reports, Spanish tennis player Feliciano Lopez has been attending some of the Danish player’s matches lately, sparking speculation that he may be romantically interested in her.

The line of conversation began at Wimbledon, where Woz was asked whether she would turn to online dating.

“I think I’m not that desperate,” Wozniacki said. “To be honest, you know, I’ll just see what happens. I’m perfectly fine being single at the moment.

“It’s pretty hard to sweep me off my feet. It would have to take someone very special. You know, you never know. I guess when you least expect it, it’s going to come.”

A reporter pointed out that Lopez was watching Woz’s first-round match at Wimbledon.

“You noticed?” she asked the reporter in response.

Then it was pointed out that Lopez has a relationship with her dad.

“He’s already making his way in through my dad? I noticed he was on the sidelines in Eastbourne. No, he’s a great guy. Playing well. This is very awkward.”

After Rory McIlroy broke up with her last month, Caroline could do much worse than coupling up with Lopez. Keep in mind that Andy Murray’s mother had (has?) a crush on him and nicknamed him “Deliciano” Lopez. He’s a pretty desirable guy.

Andy Murray saved runaway dog from traffic

Andy MurrayAndy Murray has had a lot of success on the tennis court over the past couple of years. The British star won the US Open and a gold medal at the London Olympics in 2012 before taking home his first Wimbledon championship in 2013. But even with all that, Murray’s greatest recent achievement may have come without a racket in hand.

Earlier this week, Murray told BBC Radio Five Live that he recently rescued a dog that was wandering around England near a high-traffic area.

“I was driving to practice and there was a dog running along the road,” Murray explained, via The Independent. “I parked the car and got out and tried to stop the traffic because the dog was running towards the oncoming traffic. I ran into the road, stopped the traffic and I managed to get the dog onto the back seat of my car.”

Murray’s heroics didn’t stop after he coaxed the dog into his car. He says he then drove to a place around the corner where people usually walk their dogs and got to work trying to find the labradoodle’s owner.

“I called the number on the tag and amazingly my two dogs walk with that dog quite a lot,” he said. “I met the owner and she was happy I’d picked it up.

“The dog was pretty strong, I don’t think it really wanted me to grab it by the collar and put it in the car but thankfully the dog was fine and it’s all good.”

It’s all good, indeed. Take it from a dog owner who knows — nothing is more stressful than having to wonder where your dog is and if he or she is safe. Kudos to Murray for taking the time to help out.

H/T SI Hot Clicks

Grigor Dimitrov believes having girlfriend Maria Sharapova at his matches helps him

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Grigor Dimitrov won his third title of the year Sunday when he beat Feliciano Lopez 6-7, 7-6, 7-6 to win the Aegon Championship.

Dimitrov’s girlfriend, Maria Sharapova, was in attendance supporting Dimitrov during the final on Sunday, and he said after the match that having her around definitely helps him.

“She’s just been unbelievable, with me throughout all the year so far and just supporting me,” he said in a press conference after the match. “The feeling is pretty mutual. I hope that’s not going to be the last tournament that she’s at. Having Maria on my side definitely adds up. There is a lot to learn from a tremendous champion like her.”

Dimitrov and Sharapova confirmed their relationship last year after they were photographed by the paparazzi in Madrid. They were rumored to be dating for months before that, so they’ve been together for over a year.

Based on their successes, it seems like the relationship has been mutually beneficial.

Dimitrov has won four tournaments in his career and, at 23, is just starting to emerge. Sharapova, 27, has won 32 WTA titles and all four grand slams. She won the French Open earlier this month for the second time in her career, giving her five total majors.

When Dimitrov says there is a lot to learn from a tremendous champion like Maria, he’s absolutely correct.

Nike has Rafael Nadal statue made from French Open clay

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Last Sunday, Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic to claim his fifth consecutive French Open championship and ninth overall. Of the 67 matches he’s played at the French Open, Nadal has won 66 of them and he’s on a current run of 35 straight match wins.

Basically, Rafael Nadal owns the clay courts of Roland Garros, the event’s venue.

In honor of his latest triumph, Nike had a statue made of the world’s top ranked men’s singles tennis player from the surface he’s dominated during his career, clay like that found at the French Open.

Leave it to Nike to go the extra mile.

Photo: Twitter/RafaelNadal

Monica Seles marrying 72-year-old Tom Golisano

Monica-SelesFormer women’s tennis star Monica Seles officially retired in 2008, but that does not mean her bank account has stopped getting fatter. Believe it or not, Seles already had plenty of money before she got engaged to billionaire entrepreneur Tom Golisano.

Golisano, the 72-year-old founder of Paychex Inc., announced on Thursday that he and Seles are engaged to be married. Seles is only 40, but calling her a gold digger would make absolutely no sense.

Seles, a nine-time Grand Slam singles champion, made an estimated $75 million last year with successful stock investments, property holdings, endorsement deals, restaurants, a fashion line and even her own vodka. She has been dating Golisano for several years. Golisano has an estimated net worth of nearly $2 billion.

Can you say power couple? Golisano is one of a number of people who has expressed interest in buying the Buffalo Bills. Between that, his success with Paychex, and Seles’ variety of successful business ventures, we might even say Golisano and Seles are the most interesting couple in the world.

Simona Halep’s breast reduction surgery helped her career

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Simona Halep played better tennis than anyone in the women’s draw at the 2014 French Open entering her finals match with Maria Sharapova. Halep has yet to drop a set in the tournament and won every set without allowing more than four games, save for her second-set tiebreak with Andrea Petkovic in the semifinals.

If Halep’s name sounds familiar to you, it might be because she received plenty of attention early in her career. Only the attention she received was not because of her play, but because of her body.

Halep, now 22 and currently ranked No. 3 in the world, used to have DD-sized breasts. Her large chest drew plenty of attention but also made it harder for her to maneuver on and off the court. The attention paid to her bosom also made her uncomfortable. So, five years ago, when she was 17, Halep underwent breast reduction surgery.

Halep does not like to talk about the personal issue anymore, but she discussed it at the time.

“My ability to react quickly was worse and my breasts made me uncomfortable,” Halep said of her breasts.

“It’s the weight that troubles me. My ability to react quickly, my breasts make me uncomfortable when I play,” Halep said at the time of her operation back in 2009.

Halep said she would have had the surgery regardless of whether or not she was a competitive athlete.

“I didn’t like them in my everyday life, either. I would have gone for surgery even if I hadn’t been a sportswoman.”

The reduction took Halep’s breasts from a 34DD to a 34C, which is much more comfortable for her.

It would be incorrect to assume Halep’s breast reduction led to her career turnaround, but we have to imagine it has vastly helped. She’s been playing significantly better tennis of late, having reached the fourth round of the US Open, the quarters of the Australian, and the finals now in the French.

After winning six titles in 2013 and reaching her first major final in 2014, it sure looks like Halep has found her stride on the court. We ordinarily would kid that getting breast reduction surgery is like slapping God in the face for giving you a beautiful gift, but we won’t in this case. It sure looks like Halep made the right choice for her life.

Prince watched the French Open while holding a scepter

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A number of special guests were in attendance to watch Rafael Nadal defeat Dusan Lajovic at the French Open on Sunday, but how many of them were holding scepters? We only know of one, and you’re not going to be surprised to hear who it was.

Of course it was Prince. The seven-time Grammy Award winner sat at Roland Garros looking very Prince-like after he was in Paris the week before for a series of performances. He took the concept of accessorizing to the next level by holding a scepter.

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If Prince’s scepter had a Cobra on top of it, there would have been no distinguishing him from Jafar of Disney’s “Aladdin” fame.

Jafar

H/T ESPN Tennis