Wed Sep 30 05:50pm EDT
Game Point is Busted Racquet's roundup of facts, figures and links about the tennis world.
Love -- Courtesy the invaluable SI Vault comes a picture of Bobby Riggs posing with five comely cheerleaders prior to the Battle of the Sexes with Billie Jean King.
15 -- Forty Deuce provides the transcription of a risque interview Flavia Pennetta gave to an Italian magazine in which she dished on doping, recreational drug use, lesbians and her infamous pre-match tryst with Carlos Moya.
30 -- Speaking of recreational drug use, Martina Hingis' two-year suspension for a positive cocaine test lapsed today. Jon Wertheim of SI.com spoke with Hingis about the positive test (a trace amount was found in her system), her all-encompassing ban (she wasn't even allowed into a tennis stadium) and prospects of a comeback (don't count on it).
40 -- Sam Querrey, a favorite of ours at Busted Racquet, is out for the rest of the season following a freak injury in Thailand. Because "freak injury in Thailand" doesn't have the best connotations, we'll continue: Querrey sat down on a glass table to tie his shoes after practicing at the Thailand Open and fell through the pane, cutting his arm. He underwent emergency surgery and will be out four-to-six weeks.
Game -- Are men's tennis players too civil to each other on and off the court? Tennis Magazine's Steve Tignor thinks so.