Archive for July 26th, 2007

short balls: thursday edition

July 26, 2007

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Guga lives on: Columnist Charles Bricker lets us know that Guga is still months away from recovery, and likely can’t take advantage of a U.S. Open wildcard. In the meantime, you can enjoy this fan art.

Monte Carlos Masters stays put: The organizers of this Masters Series tourney get to keep their mid-April date, their ranking points, and prize money levels. Unfortunately, the ATP won’t enforce player commitments for the event, which could mean a lackluster field. But with plenty of players calling the Principality of Monaco home, perhaps recruiting players won’t be so hard to do… (IHT, DT)

Someone loves you, Andy: Andy Roddick‘s still smarting about his quarterfinal loss to Richard Gasquet at this year’s Wimbledon, but he can take consolation in ranking 59th in AfterElton’s Hot 100 list.

It’s not just ‘tennis elbow’ anymore: Spine injury can rear its ugly head early on, so teens: be careful!

A sports lover’s haven: After the sixth hour on the couch watching Wimbledon coverage, I dream about a house like this, too. (LAT)

(OT) Chanel’s mobile pavilion: Designer Karl Lagerfeld has commissioned architect Zaha Hadid to create a pavilion for Chanel‘s Mobile Art exhibition. (On the Runway)

The U.S. Open Series coverage begins: When something gets a New York Times mention, you know it’s got it made. (Talking Tennis)

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Sharapova expands her empire: The Manhattan Beach resident played a WTT match for the Newport Beach Breakers last night. She wore the Summer Sphere Tank from her clothing sponsor, Nike. (via AVP)

Hyuk of the day: Yes, we chuckled when we saw this headline. Did she tie her shoes too tight? Do you hear that frog? (via OTB)

Nike and adidas should watch out: As sneaker companies sense that China will soon become a big-time market, the sponsorship agreements doled out get more and more creative. (Slate)

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canas shirtless for global warming

July 26, 2007

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Guillermo Canas and his girlfriend, Brazilian Fabiana Semprebon, posed for Argentinian label Ona Saez‘s latest campaign which raises awareness for global warming. Canas was happy to be chosen for the campaign, he says. And although he’s not a “green” expert, he feels that he can do his part by motivating the masses.

Here are looks from the label’s most recent collections (some Star Wars-inspired):

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(via Vivi el Tenis)

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roitman’s “no brand” clothing

July 26, 2007

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Sergio goes gaucho: The background behind Argentinian Sergio Roitman‘s clothing sponsor, No Brand: Roitman’s buddy runs the line, whose goal is low-key promotion of national icons such as cattle (on his bandana, above), Che Guevara, the bandoneón (pictured on his shirt, above), mate (the country’s favorite drink), and Carlos Gardel. Upcoming designs include Guillermo Vilas and Gabriela Sabatini.

Players like Nicolas Almagro, Filippo Volandri, Nicolas Lapentti, and Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo are all fans of the line. At tournaments, Roitman usually brings extra gear to hand out as gifts.

(ATP Blog via Vivi el Tenis)

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camille in lacoste

July 26, 2007

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The forgotten Frenchwoman: While Gasquet rolled over Roddick, Golovin orchestrated a peep show, Llodra/Clement cackled their way to the doubles crown, and Bartoli hopped to the final, another member of the armée de gazon at Wimbledon, Camille Pin, bowed out in the first round. She did it wearing an elegant, simple dress from clothing sponsor Lacoste and paired it with a pendant necklace.

And at this week’s W&SFG Open in Cincinnati, her dress had an aqua-striped bust. Tres cute!

Speaking of the French…: Apparently, Golovin and Bartoli are having a tiff, and all the stress might be catching up with the Wimbledon finalist. Or perhaps her dream run is over, and she’s rejoined us from cloud nine.

(Cincy photo via W&SFG Open, Wimby photo via WTNPhotos.com)

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