Archive for July 20th, 2007

fashion focus: lacoste releases new ‘repel’ shoe

July 20, 2007

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Lacoste piggybacks off their crazy Wimbledon (two words: red knickers) with some interesting developments in footwear — namely, a new range of performance shoes called Repel.

The shoes will start appearing on their endorsed players soon, and will be available for sale to the public (in men’s and women’s sizes) by early 2008.

What do you think? Tell us.

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anyone in sac-town for world team tennis?

July 20, 2007

My friend Nick looking to get clips of Lindsay Davenport playing at the WTT event in Sacramento this weekend. He’s using it for a high-profile project next week.

If you’re planning to go to the matches and shoot some video, e-mail me back: tennisCBH AT gmail DOT com. Nick will give you credit for your work…

davenport can teach hingis a thing or two…

July 20, 2007

Josh pointed out that Lindsay Davenport has signed up to play doubles with Lisa Raymond at Pilot Pen, at which point she’ll have been two months out of the hospital after delivering her son Jagger. What a smart way of easing back into the game.

Speaking of, I think Martina Hingis should seriously consider playing more doubles in her second tennis life. The Swiss Miss’ welcome wagon ran out of gas months ago; she’s settled into the #8-#15 rankings after making a good run in tournaments earlier this year. With the game how it is now — women are still hitting with way more power than she can take — her days of winning Grand Slam singles titles are over. Even Tier I titles will be tough. She would make a greater mark on the doubles circuit, and her body would hold up better, too.

americans in l.a. + coaching updates…

July 20, 2007

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(Kendrick — left, middle; Fleishman — right)

An All-American match-up: Z. Fleishman d. R. Kendrick 7-6 (4), 6-3 at the Countrywide Classic. Zack is cleaning up on his home court, and will face Radek Stepanek in the quarters.

Shamil drops a bomb: Russian Fed Cup captain Shamil Tarpishchev didn’t invite Maria Sharapova to play in the finals against Italy because she’s been unreliable in the past.

Roche Coach: Hyuk. (Sorry, had to do it.) Lleyton Hewitt announced that he’s hooking up with Australian tennis legend and former Federer coach Tony Roche in time for the U.S. Open. Roche says he wouldn’t have signed on if he didn’t think Hewitt could still win a slam. (via The Age)

Safin smartens up, too: Another former U.S. Open winner, Marat Safin, signs up a new coach, Hernan Gumy. Argentinian David Nalbandian goes with Martin Jaite. (via BBC)


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