Game Point is Busted Racquet's roundup of facts, figures and links about the tennis world.
Game -- For her first act as the world's new No. 1 player Serena Williams did her best impersonation of the world's last No. 1 player. In her first match since reclaiming the top spot in the WTA rankings, Williams lost to Nadia Petrova today at the Beijing Open. (Yes, we know that Serena technically won't be No. 1 until the new rankings are released Monday.) And I'm totally kidding about the comparison I made in the first sentence. A true impersonation of Dinara Safina would have consisted of tears, exasperated post-match quotes and a loss to a player ranked lower than No. 150.
15 -- In case you didn't see it yesterday, Serena is on the cover of ESPN The Magazine and is all sorts of naked. I was going to go with "birthday suit" there but since Serena doesn't celebrate birthdays, I'm not sure that would have worked.
30 -- Jelena Dokic's father is going on a hunger strike in prison. Strange, you'd think a man accused of beating his daughter after bad matches and currently imprisoned for threatening an ambassador with a rocket launcher would be less inclined to make such irrational decisions. Damir Dokic is serving a 15-month prison sentence for threatening the Australian ambassador to Serbia. The 50-year old reportedly stated that he would blow up the car of the ambassador after articles appeared in Australian newspapers stating Dokic abused his daughter. A lawyer for Dokic says he has refused food, water or medicine in prison to protest unfair treatment. He's truly a modern day Gandhi.
40 -- Who are the best Twitter users on tour? Tennis.com graded some of the sport's most prolific Tweeters and gave highest marks to Sam Querrey, even though the examples of Querrey's "droll" messages perfectly fit into the stereotype of why people hate Twitter. For instance: "What should I have for dinner" and "football, vma's and entourage today. i'm not leaving the sofa." The VMAs and Entourage? Really? Given his penchant for things that were good in 2005, I'm surprised Querrey isn't more into MySpace.
Love -- After 15 months of marriage, Chris Evert and golf legend Greg Norman have separated.