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Lauren Davis stung on the backside by wasp at Sony Open

Sting in the tail: Tennis teen Davis suffers wasp attack on the backside at Sony Open… and accidentally recreates iconic poster

By
Steven Donaldson

PUBLISHED:

10:54 GMT, 25 March 2013

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UPDATED:

16:04 GMT, 25 March 2013

This is not a recreation of Martin Elliott’s iconic tennis poster from 1976 but something altogether more painful.

When 19-year-old Lauren Davis lost her third-round match at the Sony Open, it was not just the defeat that stung.

During the gruelling defeat by world No 36 Alize Cornet under the Florida sun, the American was stung by a wasp on her backside.

Lauren Davis of the USA reacts after being stung by a wasp

Lauren Davis of the USA reacts after being stung by a wasp

Wasp attack: Lauren Davis was stung on the backside while playing Alize Cornet (or should that be hornet)

Lauren Davis of the USA reacts after being stung by a wasp

Lauren Davis of the USA reacts after being stung by a wasp

She was in obvious pain and battled on to lose 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 but she refused to blame her defeat on the wasp's sting.

The pictures of Davis resembled the iconic poster taken by photographer Elliott of a female tennis player, his girlfriend at the time, that sold more than two million copies.

Heat stroke: Cornet collapses in the Florida heat during the match

Heat stroke: Cornet collapses in the Florida heat during the match

Escape route: Cornet is escorted from the court in a wheelchair, as was her stung rival

Escape route: Cornet is escorted from the court in a wheelchair, as was her stung rival

Temperatures on court soared to well over
32C and both Davis and Cornet were left so physically exhausted by such
a long match in the humidity that both players left the court in
wheelchairs.

Martin Elliot's original image

Sharapova

Iconic: The image shot by Martin Elliot (left) has been recreated before – unintentionally by Maria Sharapova

Other posers…

Kylie Minogue (see below)

Keith Lemon

Courtney Stoddon

Laura Robson passed up the chance to become British No 1 on Friday night, beaten in three sets in the second round defeat by Cornet.

The 19-year-old started well but, in a match which lasted two hours 36 minutes but was stretched over seven hours due to rain delays and power cuts in Miami, the 32nd-seeded Frenchwoman emerged a 5-7, 7-5, 6-1 winner.

Old times: Fiona Walker, at 53, poses with a picture of herself as the 18-year-old 'Athena tennis poster girl'

Old times: Fiona Walker, at 53, poses with a picture of herself as the 18-year-old 'Athena tennis poster girl'

And who could forget…

Another version: Pop star Kylie Minogue posed for magazine GQ back in 2000

Sexy managers calendar: Roberto Mancini, Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson drawn in compromising poses

Cheeky chaps! Fergie, Mancini and Wenger (plus Fabio and Sven) pictured as you've never wanted to see them before…

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UPDATED:

13:37 GMT, 30 November 2012

You won't see these cheeky chaps on Match of the Day… The world's top football managers drawn in 'sexy' poses – many inspired by Hollywood films – for a new calendar.

And it's proved so successful that the website selling the calendar has had to re-stock, so
popular has the saucy picture collection been.

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas can be pleased with his
depiction. Bare-chested and riding a white horse along the beach, the Portuguese looks every inch the Old Spice hunk.

Others do not fare quite so well. New QPR boss Harry Redknapp is pictured riding a bucking bronco clad only
in a tight pair of black leather riding chaps. He fails to quite capture the sexiness
of Kylie Minogue in the original Agent Provocateur advert.

White Horse Lane: Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas is riding up the Premier League with his in-form team

White Horse Lane: Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas is riding up the Premier League with his in-form team

VIDEO: The Old Spice advert, which inspired the Villas-Boas image above…

Meanwhile ex-England manager Fabio Capello can be seen
rolling seedily on a bed covered in money bills, in an image reminiscent of
Demi Moore in Indecent Proposal.

Sven Goran-Eriksson doesn’t quite manage to reproduce the
image that had female bond fans drooling over Daniel Craig. Strolling out of
the surf wearing only a pair of light blue ‘budgie-smugglers,’ the Swede
appears happy but ever-so-slightly pot-bellied as he saunters onto the beach.

Roberto Mancini strikes an authoritative pose in his own
picture, which was inspired by Jim Morrison. Lit from behind by the moon, his
Manchester City scarf hangs gracefully between the Italian’s legs as he holds
open the doors to his balcony.

The usually affable Martin Jol looks less than friendly in
his own depiction, but is set to play the hero, clutching a life-board and
peering out from his post in search of swimmers to save.

Ghosting into the box: Kenny Dalglish and Sir Alex Ferguson recreate the famous Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze scene from the film Ghost, as drawn by James Husbands for a new calendar

Ghosting into the box: Kenny Dalglish and Sir Alex Ferguson recreate the famous Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze scene from the film Ghost, as drawn by James Husbands for a new calendar

Film stars: Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze (left) have got nothing on King Kenny and Fergie (above)

Film stars: Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze (left) have got nothing on King Kenny and Fergie (above)

Maid in France: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, as drawn by Husbands, dusting the Gunners' empty trophy cabinets

Maid in France: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, as drawn by Husbands, dusting the Gunners' empty trophy cabinets

Mancini

Harry Redknapp

Yee-haw: Roberto Mancini wears his trademark scarf to just the right length (left) – Jim Morrison, anyone – and new Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp (right) recreating Kylie's Agent Provocateur advert… and no we can't show it here because it was banned!

SO, WHO IS MR JANUARY

January – Arsene Wenger
February – Harry Redknapp
March – Roberto Mancini
April – Pep Guardiola/Jose Mourinho
May – Fabio Capello
June – Sven Goran Eriksson
July – Andre Villas-Boas
August – Martin Jol
September – Rafa Benitez
October – Ian Holloway
November – Alex Ferguson/Kenny Daglish
December – Roy Hodgson

Chelsea man Rafa Benitez channels Antonio Banderas’ flair as
he passionately flamenco dances, while Ian Holloway strikes a classic Marie
Antoinette pose, complete with fan and stockings.

Alex Ferguson shares an intimate spot with Kenny Daglish as
they mould clay together, replicating the romantic moments of Patrick Swayze
and Demi Moore in Ghost. Also cosying up is Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho as
they hold each other in a tender embrace on Brokeback Mountain.

Arsene Wenger is in pictured in a lonelier position,
forlornly looking for some trophies to polish whilst dressed in his French maid
outfit, but finding none.

Roy Hodgson brings the year to a close with a festive image.
With only a flickering candle and some strategically placed baubles hiding his
modesty, the England manager looks strained as he puckers up for a Christmas
kiss under the mistletoe.

James Husbands is the cheeky creator. The London-based
artist is a full-time illustrator and storyboard maker, and has worked with a
number of broadcasters, including the BBC and E4. Sports stars such as Joe
Calzaghe and Ian Wright are listed as owners of his work.

Rafa Benitez

Spanish waiter Newly installed interim Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez lives up to national stereotype, pictured here as a flamenco dancer. Ole, Rafa…

Martin Jol

Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola

Craven Cottage, by the…. seaside: Martin Jol (left) as a Baywatch lifeguard, while Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola recreate the Broke Back Mountain scene

David Hasselhoff

Broke Back Mountain

Art imitating life (sort of): Baywatch star David Hasselhoff (left), the inspiration for Jol (above) and the Broke Back Boys (right), who were recreated by our Spanish friends

He has shown a particular interest in sporting heroes. His
exhibition ‘Sporting Greats,’ featuring Ryan Giggs and Eric Cantona among
others, was on display in Canary Wharf’s Cabot square last year.

The managers may be unhappy to hear that the artist does not
consider himself a caricaturist. Instead he tries to ‘catch the essence of the
person’s character.’

‘I usually draw them from photographs,’ Husbands told The
Wharf last year. ‘Because people don't usually get up close to these sports
stars it was important to ensure they are recognisable, so they have to be good
likenesses.’

Want one for your bedroom wall The calendar costs 10 and is available at www.jameshusbands.com

Show him the money: Former England boss Fabio Capello enjoys a lie-in with a case full of cash

Show him the money: Former England boss Fabio Capello enjoys a lie-in with a case full of cash

James Bond Played by Daniel Craig

Sven

Spot the difference: Daniel Craig as James Bond emerges from the surf (left), smiling ex-England boss Sven Goran Eriksson as Daniel Craig (right)

Palace fan club: Ian Holloway posing in the Blackpool dressing room, presumably before he made the move to Selhurst Park

Palace fan club: Ian Holloway posing in the Blackpool dressing room, presumably before he made the move to Selhurst Park

Holloway's pose was inspired by the 2006 film Marie Antoinette (above)

Ollie, Ollie, Ollie: Holloway's pose was inspired by the 2006 film Marie Antoinette (above)

Roy Hodgson

Christmas cracker: Husbands signs off the calendar with a bit of festive cheer for football fans with England manager Roy Hodgson… Ding dong merrily on high

Year full of fun: The front cover of Husbands' calendar

Year full of fun: The front cover of Husbands' calendar

Luke Donald gears up for Scottish Open defence

A major win Donald should be so lucky as he gears up for Scottish Open defence

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UPDATED:

23:35 GMT, 11 July 2012

Given the stranger’s passing resemblance to Prince William and the fact he was sat in the Royal Box, perhaps it wasn’t surprising that Kylie Minogue was only too happy to chat over lunch at men’s semi-finals day at Wimbledon and answer the man’s stock series of questions.

The usual things: ‘When are you touring again Where are you living these days’ There’s only so much politeness, however, even a nice girl like Kylie can stand.

‘And what is it that you do’ she eventually asked, sweetly. ‘I’m a professional golfer,’ replied Luke Donald.

The centre of attention: Kylie Minogue laps up the ambience at Wimbledon

The centre of attention: Kylie Minogue laps up the ambience at Wimbledon

How typical of Donald to play the gentleman. Didn’t he want to point out he wasn’t just any old professional golfer ‘Actually, Kylie turned round to her boyfriend, a keen golfer, and pointed out what I did and he replied, “Yes, I know”. So I thought I would let him tell her I was the world No 1.’

Selected tee times

(GB and Ire unless stated)
1.05pm: Nicolas Colsaerts (Bel),
Branden Grace (SA ), Colin Montgomerie.
1.15pm: Paul Lawrie, Phil Mickelson (US), Martin Laird.
1.25pm: Martin Kaymer (G), Thomas Bjorn (Den), Scott Jamieson.
From the 10th tee
8.05am: Stephen Gallacher, Francesco Molinari (It), Louis Oosthuizen (SA ).
8.15am: Richie Ramsay, Luke Donald, Ernie Els (SA ).
8.25am: Paul Casey, Marcel Siem (G), Padraig Harrington.
8.35am: Ross Fisher, David Drysdale, John Rollins (US).

Donald at Wimbledon could be described as a busman’s holiday. A keen tennis fan, certainly, but he wasn’t just there to admire Roger Federer’s backhand. For a man who’s had his share of troubles handling expectation at the majors, how instructive it must have been to watch Andy Murray cope so adeptly with hope pitched at a much higher level.

‘There was plenty I could relate to,’ said Donald. ‘You could see what it meant to him at the end when so much emotion came out, which you don’t usually see from him. It means a lot to me as well. We’re all trying as hard as we can to be as successful as we can, especially in the big ones.’

Donald is in Inverness for the start of his Scottish Open defence at Castle Stuart. An imperious victory this time last year was followed by a missed halfway cut the following week at The Open.

Title defence: Luke Donald will be out for glory in Invernesss

Title defence: Luke Donald will be out for glory in Invernesss

Here, he’s playing for the first time since another missed cut at a major, last month’s US Open.

You can bet in the three-week gap since there have been plenty of conversations with performance coach Dave Alred over his poor first rounds in majors. You have to go back to 2006 to find the last time he broke 70 on the opening day of one, which almost defies belief given his calibre.

‘I know I get too anxious at the majors, I’ve realised that for a while,’ said Donald. ‘So it’s a constant process of trying to work on that.’

His next chance comes at The Open at Lytham next week, where his occasionally erratic driver will have to be on its best behaviour if he is not to suffer another major letdown.

One thing that must encourage him is Lytham has favoured the man with the best short game — Seve Ballesteros won there twice — and he’s several furlongs ahead in that regard. But he can’t demonstrate that, of course, unless he has learned to relax.

Straight in at No 1: Donald practises ahead of the Scottish Open

Straight in at No 1: Donald practises ahead of the Scottish Open

‘At The Open at Sandwich last year I didn’t chip and putt well and that told me it wasn’t just a physical problem, that I was forcing the issue,’ said the 34-year-old. ‘I’ve got to get in that frame of mind where I let it happen.’

Donald has won three of his last five events in Britain, including a defence of his BMW PGA title at Wentworth in May in front of a record home crowd. Given the way he handled expectation then, it surely can’t be too long before he figures it out in a major.

Perhaps he can take comfort from the other leading light here, Phil Mickelson, who didn’t win a major until he was almost 34 and now has four.

Last year he contended for the first time at The Open, playing the front nine on the final day in a miraculous 30 blows, before fading. Now he’s back at Castle Stuart after seeking a last-minute invitation as he looks for form after an indifferent four months.