Archive for October 13th, 2007

flashback: masha was the runner-up in tennis and style

October 13, 2007

Maria Sharapova didn’t go all the way in tennis and in style at the 2007 Australian Open. She lost 1-6, 2-6 in the finals to Serena Williams, and was also somewhat outshined ensemble-wise.

TSF expected Masha to continue with the glam (after her LBD from the ’06 U.S. Open), but instead she opted for plain pastels from her clothing sponsor, Nike.

maria sharapova nike australian open 2007 visor

I thought the abstract floral print — which decorated her yellow skirt and her white visor — might have seemed a little too “PacSun” for Masha’s couture closet. But upon closer inspection…

at stockholm, clement’s re-buffed

October 13, 2007

Gigantor Ivo Karlovic (at 6’10”) continues his 2007 standing date with short (5’8″) Frenchman Arnaud Clement by meeting him in the quarterfinals of this week’s Stockholm Open. In their fourth meeting of the year (and sixth overall), Karlovic evens their head-to-head at 3-3; the Croat had to save one match point during the 7-6 (1), 3-6, 7-6 (7) win.

arnaud clement bandana stockholm

Thanks to Nick for pointing out this new buff that we hadn’t seen on Arnaud before. Cheers. (See his other bandanas here.)

And a quote from Karlovic after his victory: “I was playing also really good so in the end I was a little bit more focused than him and that’s why I won. The surface is pretty fast but his balls are a little bit slow I think.” He beat Tommy Haas 6-4, 6-3 and will meet Thomas Johansson in the finals. Johansson upset top seed James Blake 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (3) in the other semi. (ATP)

(photo by Getty Images)


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