Archive for July 17th, 2007

tuesday night treats at the countrywide classic

July 17, 2007

From the frontlines: Well, far behind the baselines, really. I was at UCLA tonight watching James Blake brush off his rusty game to beat Alexander Peya in two sets. Turns out that was just a warm-up for the upset of top seed Fernando Gonzalez by hometown fave Zack Fleishman. This is the former Bruin’s best scalp in five years of playing the Tour’s UCLA stop. He was blasting his forehands just as well as Gonzo. I hope Fernando’s okay… it looked like he was having some right arm trouble.

Sex selling sex: there were some delicious fellas hawking tickets for the upcoming ULTIMATE TENNIS CELEBRATION!!!! EastWest Bank Classic in Carson. They’ve got a decent promo, too: $20 gets you two tickets to an early round match PLUS an “I (heart) SHARAPOVA” or “I (heart) SERENA” shirt. (Guess which shirt I picked.)

Favabean sighting?: I think I saw TSF reader in the stands behind me. Section 16, Chris — was that you?

Others I saw: Amer Delic after winning his doubles match, Paul Goldstein after winning his singles match, Robert Kendrick battling Wesley Whitehouse in the Grandstand Court, and Serena Williams sitting five seats over from Kevin Garnett, both watching Blake.

countrywide classic — change of plans

July 17, 2007

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Thanks to my buddy Chris, I’m seeing the Blake/Peya and Gonzo/Fleishman matches tonight. It’ll be awesome to see Zack play on his home court. He should put up a good fight against Fernando…

design: where tennis balls go to die

July 17, 2007

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The Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam is now home to Dutch designer Tejo Remy‘s tennis ball benches.

Remy, along with design partner Renee Veenhuizen, “use reclaimed and everyday materials in new forms and reinvented objects” like this bench above and these rag chairs.

(inhabitat via Gizmodo)

the hewitts strike a pose

July 17, 2007

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Bec Hewitt took a break from penning her weekly Woman’s Day column to pose with her family on the cover of a July Women’s Weekly.

It runs alongside a feel-good piece on Lleyton the family man: a loving, caring husband and father (to daughter Mia) — a total antithesis to the fiery tennis player we all know.

Don’t soften up just yet, Lleyton. You’ve got more Grand Slam finals left in you!

(via Down the Line!)

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