Kim Clijsters won the WTA Championship defeating Caroline Wozniacki in the final. For the Belgian it’s the third victory after the 2002 and 2003 ones, her first after she came back to tennis.
Diego Armando Maradona, nicknamed El Pibe de Oro (the golden foot), today turns 50. He was born in Lanús, Argentina.
In a surprise ceremony held right after her last match at the WTA Championships in Doha Elena Dementieva announced her retirement from professional tennis.
Today Kanzi turns 30. Kanzi isn’t a human being according to the definition accepted by most people who belong to the species homo sapiens, in fact he is a bonobo, an ape scientifically called pan paniscus. The bonobo is very similar to the chimpanzee so it’s one of homo sapiens’ cousins.
In his novel “Incandescence” Greg Egan tells two stories, apparently disconnected and in totally different situations.