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Foot Fault: Time waits for no one, but TV stations call the shots at tennis

Big kid: Bernard Tomic of Australia takes part in a Kids Day activity during day two of the Sydney International.

Big kid: Bernard Tomic of Australia takes part in a Kids Day activity during day two of the Sydney International. Photo: Mark Nolan

 

 

Danish superstar Caroline Wozniacki was forced to wait about five hours inside the players' area for her round one game of the Sydney International. Tournament organisers had scheduled her game on the grandstand court with a ''time to be arranged''. However, international broadcasters' commitment to showing her match against German Julia Goerges forced the pair to wait until the end of the Jelena Jankovic-Ekaterina Makarovamatch on Ken Rosewall Arena finished.

Warner at the nets

Hats off to David Warner. Or maybe Candice Falzon deserves the credit for getting her boyfriend along to the tennis on the morning after celebrating a 5-0 Ashes whitewash with his Australian Test buddies. You wouldn't have blamed Warner for not surfacing for a couple of days after such a big night, but the pint-sized dynamo made the trek out west and was at the Sydney International at about 9.30am.

Win for X-Factor star

As most of the lesser known professionals went about their business on court on Monday morning, a long queue developed outside of centre court. But it wasn't the tennis that was creating a stir. X-Factor contestant Jai Waetford was in the house. Waetford performed on Ken Rosewall Arena before signing autographs for hundreds of fans outside of centre court while Canada's Eugenie Bouchard and America's Bethanie Mattek-Sands did battle on the main court.

Fashion disaster

Speaking of Mattek-Sands, what about her choice of attire for her match on Monday? If things don't work out on the tennis court, maybe she can make it as an X-factor judge. The world No.48 wore chequered rainbow-coloured shorts, knee-high white socks, bright orange shoes with her purple coloured hair hanging out of her hat. Oh, and the Lady Gaga of women's tennis also won 6-4, 6-3 to set up a second round clash with reigning champion Agnieszka Radwanska. For more Mattek-Sands madness check out her website: www.bmattek.com.

Champions' first serve

Before the start of play reigning champions Bernard Tomic and Agnieszka teamed up against Argentinian Juan Martin del Potro and American Madison Keys in an exhibition match on Ken Rosewall Arena.

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