Francesca Schiavone at the ASB Classic 2010

Francesca Schiavone won her eighth final (or Last 16 round if you prefer) at the Australian Open defeating Russian player Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4 1-6 16-14 after nearly five hours of intense battle. This is the longest women match in a Grand Slam tournament during the Open era.

Nicolas Lapentti in 2009 in Davis Cup

Tennis player Nicolas Lapentti (picture ©ataelw) has announced his retirement from competitions due to a chronic injury to a tendon in his left knee.

Last Friday Facebook announced that now it will be possible for applications to gain access to users’ addresses and mobile phone numbers. If in the past the fact that applications could gain access to users’ personal information had raised some criticism now the issue has become even more sensitive.