Notebook: 'Federer? Never Heard of Him.'


WINTOUR OF OUR DISCONTENT?: FOF (Friend Of Federer) Anna Wintour proclaimed that if she weren’t the editor of Vogue, she’d “like to run The Tennis Channel.”

PAC-10 DYNASTY: The Stanford women’s tennis team claimed the Pac-10 regular season crown for the 22nd time in 23 years.

BLAKE TO MISS CLAY SEASON: James Blake, who will sit out the clay-court campaign while nursing a knee injury, says he’ll return to action at the Wimbledon warm-up in Eastbourne.

‘I SHOWED A LOT OF GUTS’: Reminiscing about the infamous all-white bodysuit she wore at Wimbledon in ‘85, Anne White told the London Times, “I didn’t want to cause anybody to spill their strawberries and cream…[But] I showed a lot of guts wearing something so different.”


7: Of the last nine women’s Grand Slam winners hailed from either the U.S. or Russia.

161: Ranking of Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas, who scalped No. 12 Fernando Gonzalez 6-4, 6-7(8), 6-3 in the second round in Barcelona.

700: Doubles wins for Mark Knowles, who became just the fifth ATPer to reach that mark when he partnered with Lleyton Hewitt for a 6-4, 7-6(0) victory over Lukasz Kubot/Oliver Marach in Barcelona.

38: Age of Mark Knowles.


“The idiot next to me on the plane doesn’t know who Roger Federer is.” — Tweet from Sam Querrey while en route to Rome