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Nothing Like A Little Backseat Dining From A Wimbledon Champ

January, 16, 2015
Jan 16

Think the life of a professional athlete is all glitz and glamour? Please allow Petra Kvitova to convince you otherwise.

After topping Karolina Pliskova 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6), to win the Sydney International ( on Friday , Kvitova went out for a celebratory dinner -- in the backseat of a car. The reigning Wimbledon champ showed off her lackluster Tupperware cuisine on Twitter.

So that’s not exactly what most of us would have in mind for a victory party. Perhaps she would treat herself to a real meal, heck, maybe even at a sitdown restaurant, if she wins the upcoming Australian Open.

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Before the Connecticut Open got underway this week in New Haven, many of the participating stars channeled their inner-Yale student and helped the rest of us dummies understand the definitions to the newest words in the Oxford Dictionary.

If you’ve ever wanted to see Caroline -- or Carol -- Wozniacki demonstrate the bro hug she likely learned from Rory McIlroy, watch Coco Vandeweghe throw some serious shade or hear Eugenie Bouchard call her twin sister a “hot mess,” then this is the clip for you.

Warning: You may not want to actually use any of these words in your application to Yale or any other accredited college.

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Been there, done that

June, 24, 2013
Petra KvitovaRobert Laberge/Getty ImagesPetra Kvitova, seeded eighth at Wimbledon, was also the eighth seed in 2011 when she won her lone Grand Slam title by beating Maria Sharapova in the final.
There are three former champions looking to get their hands on the Venus Rosewater Dish again as Wimbledon begins today. Top-seeded Serena Williams leads the way with five titles (2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012) and a 24-1 record on the Wimbledon grass since 2009. Her lone loss was to Marion Bartoli, who is seeded 15th this year, in the fourth round in 2011. Third-seeded Maria Sharapova claimed the trophy in 2004 but has reached the final only once, in 2011, since. Petra Kvitova, the 2011 champion, is seeded eighth this year. She lost to Serena Williams in the quarterfinals during her title defense in 2012.