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Sharapova, Handler talk up new exhibition


The two pals unveiled plans for a Porsche-sponsored tennis exo in L.A. (AP Photo)

The two pals unveiled plans for a Porsche-sponsored tennis exo in L.A. (AP Photo)

Fourhand is the Daily Spin’s occasional roundup of various hits and misses on tour.

BLONDE AMBITION  Maria Sharapova and hilarious gal pal Chelsea Handler unveiled plans for the former’s Porsche-sponsored tennis exhibition this December in L.A. The event will also feature model Karlie Kloss and Andy Roddick, the last American man to reach the ATP World Tour’s No. 1 slot and win a Grand Slam. Tickets start at $50. 

GIRL POWER  The 2015 ESPY Award winner in the Best Female Athlete category, UFC competitor Ronda Rousey, recently shared a meal with Serena Williams, the one many assumed would win that trophy, among dozens of others in her career to date. What exactly did the two do together? “We handled some sushi,” Rousey said. 

LEGENDS  Roger Federer met up with fellow GOAT Michael Jordan in Shanghai ahead of competing in the ATP Masters event there. Jordan, who notably attended a night session at the 2014 U.S. Open in New York, couldn’t help Fed out on court. The 17-time major champion fell in his opening round to a player ranked No. 70. 

PAYDAY?  A former employee at John McEnroe’s tennis academy in New York has filed suit against the star-turned-commentator, saying that he deserves retroactive pay for 10-hour work days that allegedly netted him $0. This particular rivalry will play out in a court of law. 

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