Gregg Popovich didn't get the message, but with those adorable Meryl Streep/50 Cent photos, Li Na's victory and even Deion Sanders being gracious after his team's loss in the Pro Bowl, it was quite a sweet sports weekend.
Coming in, it didn't seem possible for Li Na. But she showed some serious mettle in winning the Australian Open championship.
Rafa's close shave, Federer's sustained excellence, and the rest of the weekend at the French Open.
Tennis Championship in Melbourne, Australia Jan. 14 - 27
Francesca Schiavone of Italy needed only 79 minutes to beat Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania, 6-1, 6-2, in the opening first-round match Sunday at the inaugural New Haven Open at Yale.
Samantha Stosur has reached the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open.
French Open champion Li Na and Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova will contest the mixed-teams Hopman Cup tennis event in January as part of the lead up to the Australian Open.
Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Western & Southern Open after aggravating a right toe injury.
Serena Williams, winner of her last two tournaments, defeated Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic 6-3, 7-6 (5) in the first round of the Western & Southern Open, a U.S. Open tuneup.
In a season full of talk about the parity in women's tennis, unheralded Galina Voskoboeva became the latest to step up and prove that point.
Some top players have shown signs of rust at the Rogers Cup, though not top-ranked Novak Djokovic.
World No. 1 and defending champion Caroline Wozniacki lost to Roberta Vinci 6-4, 7-5 in a second-round match at the Rogers Cup.
Li Na is doing her best to keep a low profile in China since returning home to a hero's welcome after winning the French Open for the country's first Grand Slam title.
Sabine Lisicki serves as big as Novak Djokovic. And that's why she socked the reigning French Open champion.
Serena Williams was taken the distance again before reaching the third round at Wimbledon with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 win over Simona Halep of Romania.
Defending champion Serena Williams reached the second round at Wimbledon by defeating Aravane Rezai of France 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.