trophy watch: sunfeast is in the running

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Congrats to the Sunfeast Open for being in the running for Most Innovative Trophy of 2007. Winner Maria Kirilenko received this traditional Indian painting (unveiled last week by Sania Mirza). Runner-up Mariya Koryttseva received her doorstop. The scoreline: 6-0, 6-2.

But the cabal behind all these stuffed tournament mascots needs to take a break. Don’t overdo it, people. Calcutta had the yellow sun, and Beijing had its own lime green version below…

In doubles, Vania King and Alla Kudryavtseva beat Koryttseva and Alberta Brianti 6-1, 6-4.

At the China Open, Jelena Jankovic got a little karmic lecture when she lost in the finals to current hot potato Agnes Szavay (again dressed in her cute Marta Makany outfit). Szavay came from behind to defeat Jankovic 5-7(7), 7-5, 6-2.

As you may remember, Jankovic took out Lindsay Davenport 6-3, 7-5 in the semis and accidentally hit her with a ball. How funny that it was Lindsay who bore the brunt, since she channeled her fair share of Eeyore back in the day.

And on the other side of the world, Tatiana Golovin gets back to being match tough by winning against Katarina Srebotnik 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 in Slovenia. I love the orange Lacoste skirt!

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4 Responses to “trophy watch: sunfeast is in the running”

  1. Todd and in Charge Says:

    You mean Jelena let another one slip away, after having a commanding lead?

    No way!

  2. Golovin victorious in Portoroz, Kirilenko in Kolkata | Maria Kirilenko Says:

    [...] "It's been a great week. I didn't expect the final to be so easy," said Kirilenko. (sources: Tennis X, ESPN; photos via Tennis Fairy, TSF) [...]

  3. Ishwar Says:

    Refreshing to see brands like Sunfeast add a little zing to the otherwise normal crystal trophies. Its symbolic of Indian culture and should be cherished for more reasons than one by Maria.

  4. Erwin Says:

    Ishwar: I agree. I’m glad that Sunfeast is using this as a way to open the tennis world’s eyes to the diversity of the sport.

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