Andre Agassi Takes A Swing At His Wife

Calm down. It’s not what you think. Unless you are thinking that one of the world’s greatest tennis players whacked his wife in the face with a tennis racket—by accident!

Accidents do happen… but when you happen to make one in front of thousands of people, don’t be surprised to see it end up in newspapers the next day. It’s a lesson Andre Agassi learned Sunday after he inadvertently hit his tennis star wife Steffi Graf in the face with a racket.

According to news reports, the incident happened while the couple was rallying gently with two children during a fundraiser in Houston. Witnesses say Agassi hit the ball and then struck his wife in the face.

Graf reportedly ended up getting stitches, and is said to be at home recovering.

But, that’s not the end of the story.

In a strange twist of fate, according to a local newspaper, it turns out the doctor who stitched up Graf’s lip in the tennis club’s training room was the same person who paid $70,000 in an auction for a trip to Las Vegas to play tennis with the couple.

Agassi and Graf were in Houston because they were participating in Oprah Winfrey’s new reality show called “The Big Give.”

In other celebrity news, actress Katie Holmes is taking a swing at being a working mom—-outside her home… and outside of Hollywood.

Holmes is moving to Shreveport, Louisiana for the next few months where she will shoot a new movie with Queen Latifah and Diane Keaton called “Mad Money.” According to movie insiders, the film is about female co-workers plotting to rob the Federal Reserve Bank.

“I’m pumped,” Holmes recently told a local newspaper.

And not just about her new role. Word has it Holmes’ husband Tom Cruise is relocating to Louisiana to be with her and their daughter Suri, who turns 1 on Wednesday.

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About Michele Cheplic

Michele Cheplic was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, but now lives in Wisconsin. Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a television anchor and reporter at various stations throughout the country (from the CBS affiliate in Honolulu to the NBC affiliate in Green Bay). She has won numerous honors including an Emmy Award and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism. In addition, she has received awards from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her reports on air travel and the Wisconsin Education Association Council for her stories on education. Michele has since left television to concentrate on being a mom and freelance writer.