Two awesome tidbits from On The Baseline:
Tennis and Basketball
A source in the Russian press told me on Friday that Dinara Safina has her sights set on a different kind of court next week. The Beijing silver medalist is looking forward to attending a NBA game during her stay in Miami. Safina won’t be the first Russian star to enjoy a Miami Heat game—other fans have included Anna Kournikova and Maria Sharapova.
A Need for Speed
If you think Ana Ivanovic is fast on court, try listening to her press conferences. The delightful Serbian is just as energetic off the court and can talk a mile a minute without pausing for breath.
I checked with Julie and Linda, the ladies who handle the interview transcribing for ASAP Sports, and they said their computers estimate that Ivanovic averages around 250-260 words per minute. I can’t even think that fast, let alone speak.
Can these two be BFF yet? Ana would be an amazing wingman for Dina's basketball adventures and Dina can teach Ana how to breathe. Win, win.