Archive for July 19th, 2007

short balls: haas canoodles, blake dishes, tursunov makes a plea

July 19, 2007

From the sidelines: Yep, that’s German Tommy Haas at last night’s match between Safin and Bastl at UCLA. Haas isn’t defending his Countrywide Classic title due to a shoulder injury. He’s nursing it with some lovin’ from…Sandy Woelden? …Sara Foster? Who is it? (Thanks for the photo, Chris.)

Glowing shuttlecocks!: While night tennis might have failed, everyone’s a-ravin’ about Blackminton.

Bollietteri’s New York outpost: He’s joining the staff at CityView Racquet Club, the newest addition to NYC’s tennis scene. Now accepting applications, the club will have valet parking, limo service, and a tiny membership — which’ll guarantee you a court when you want one. (via UrbanDaddy NYC)

Tursunov rallies for support: At a tournament overshadowed by the arrival of Becks, Norcal-based Dmitry Tursunov makes a plea to his fellow players: promote the sport any way they can, be a little friendlier with the fans, and do things to keep them coming back.

Revealing the secrets of celebrity: You want to become the next Anna Kournikova? Follow this L.A.-based agent’s instructions.

Tennis non-whites: The New York Times Book Review wrote up James Blake‘s Breaking Back and Charging the Net by Cecil Harris and Larryette Kyle-DeBose. While Blake doesn’t reveal much dirt in his own book — likely because he still needs to show his face on the tour — he makes comments about the racial battles being fought on the courts in Charging the Net. On the brouhaha surrounding his ’01 U.S. Open match against Lleyton Hewitt:

“(Lleyton and I) talked about it in the locker room, and he did apologize. … He said he didn’t mean for it to come out the way it did. … I knew we would both be on the tour for a long time, and I told him that if he said anything like that again, I wouldn’t be so kind.”

(via NYT)

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short balls: arthur ashe hoodie, vintage nike, shoelaces, etc.

July 19, 2007

Hypebeast shows us these TBG hoodies constructed with two jersey layers (in contrasting colors) and with a screen print on the inside back panel. Besides featuring Arthur Ashe, they’ve also created pieces Crazy Horse and Biko. Cute!

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Nike keeps up with the vintage shirts for Roger and Rafa‘s off-court appearances. Some love it, some don’t. What’s your take? Tell us. (If you need another look, here’s a white hoodie Roger wore for the Battle of the Surfaces.)

Two more items from Hypebeast…

For your kicks: Check out these shoelaces from Starks Laces.

Adding to my look book: Japanese brand Uniqlo provides my fashion inspiration for the fall.

justine in armani

July 19, 2007

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Jujube dips her toe into the fashion pond with some Armani by posing for next week’s issue of Le Soir.

Not lookin’ so good in that pantsuit… but I give her props for trying to glam it up.

What do you think of these pics? Tell us.

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(via WTAworld.com)

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fashion flashback: andy roddick’s lacoste bag

July 19, 2007

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Andy Roddick was only lugging around a Babolat bag at this year’s Wimbledon, but he’s gone all fashionista on us before: above is a photo of Andy’s white duffel from two years ago.

I’ve seen a version of it up close at my local Lacoste shop and contemplated picking one up. It’s no longer available online, but I found others:

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That’s the Retro Street tennis bag, the Sport Retro tennis bag, and the Summer Terry beach bag — all available at macys.com. Which one’s your fave? Tell us.

(Andy photo via RoddickWatch)

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