The Daily Bagel is your dose of the interesting reporting, writing and quipping from around the Internet.
• Video: Highlights from Maria Sharapova’s 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2) victory over Lucie Safarova in Stuttgart that took three hours and 24 minutes.
• Ed McGrogan of Tennis.com ranks, by magnitude, Rafael Nadal’s 12 clay losses since 2005. It’s no surprise that his only loss at the French Open, against Robin Soderling in 2009, tops the list.
One of tennis’ “Where were you when…” moments, Nadal’s cloak of invincibility was ripped by the stern Swede as foreboding clouds hung overhead at Roland Garros. … Using even his backhand to swing points in his favor, Soderling imposed his power game on Nadal.