Game Point: Caroline Wozniacki’s Richie Tenenbaum moment

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Love -- Caroline Wozniacki held a falcon at the player's party in Dubai. She probably has another good two or three years of competitive play left in her.

15 -- The former world No. 1 heads up a solid quarterfinal field at the tournament. She'll play Ana Ivanovic in one Thursday quarter. The winner of that match plays either Julie Goerges and Daniela Hantuchova. On the other side of the draw, Jelena Jankovic plays Sam Stosur and Agnieszka Radwanska plays Sabine Lisicki.

30 -- From 10sballs.com: Maria Sharapova is designing a watch for Tag Heuer. She also name-drops Uma Thurman and Brad Pitt (in that order, which I found odd).

40 -- For what will probably be a brief time only, you can currently get longer odds on Roger Federer to win the French Open (12-1) than Juan Martin Del Potro (10-1) at a top British oddsmaker.

Game -- Unsolicited opinion: Victoria Azarenka's rise to No. 1 makes it difficult to do anything about the grunting issue. Any change to the rule would now seem to target the best player in the game, a fact which will scare away an already-skittish WTA.