Archive for October 24th, 2007

short balls: serena bananas over her ‘berry, loving the aussie women, ncaa tennis, etc.

October 24, 2007

Serena goes bananas over ‘berry: Serena Williams blogged so dramatically about losing her Blackberry in Paris (realizing its disappearance while shopping at Fendi, no less) that Down The Line! thinks she’s just lost her marbles.

Coria’s quiet return: The Argentine accepted a wild card into a tourney this week, and he crashed out in the first round. (La Legion Argentina)

Articles are getting a bum rap: TTC drops one of its Ts (guess which one?) and announce it via a press release worthy of The Onion. There was really no way to make a big serious deal about this…

Aussie love: Ex-troubled teen Jelena Dokic finally speaks about her decision to return to pro tennis (with the help of Tennis Australia). Meanwhile, the adorable Nick McCarvel has been missing Molik and hopes she’ll make a strong start in 2008.

Partners in crime: Speaking of, Nick and his transatlantic sidekick, Troy Venechanos, brought us good blogging from the Madrid Masters. In part two, check out the photo of yet another big purse from Mirka

Over it: I’m so over the match-fixing scandal, so I’ll leave it to Stephanie Myles to keep you informed.

What difference a year makes: Ahh, it seems like the NCAA tennis season just ended, yet we’re already into the second major tourney of the new season. Colette Lewis lists the seeds and wonders what happened to the men of UCLA and to USC darling Lindsey Nelson.

the red (and white) courts of basel

October 24, 2007

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More branded courts to look at, this time the deep red courts at the Davidoff Swiss Indoors in Basel.

Yesterday, top seed Roger Federer (still shaky after last week’s loss to Nalbandian, perhaps?) needed three sets to beat Michael Berrer 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.

(photo by AP)

sightings from the stands: almodóvar

October 24, 2007

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Cinematic genius Pedro Almodóvar (along with his amazing hair) made a cameo at last week’s Mutua Madrilena Masters bullfight between triumphant torero David Nalbandian and the slain Roger Federer.

(photo by Getty Images)


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