Archive for September 8th, 2008

federer wins his fifth u.s. open title

September 8, 2008

Congratulations to Roger Federer, who beat Andy Murray 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 to win his fifth consecutive U.S. Open singles title. Federer is the first man since Bill Tilden in the 1920s (and the first in the Open era) to win that many in a row.

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it’s fashion week, after all

September 8, 2008

Serena Williams knows how to glam up a trophy photo opp (uhh, remember Justine?). And especially since it’s Fashion Week, she went all out, opting for a bold, red Diane von Furstenburg dress as she mingled with the brass in Times Square.

The new world. No. 1 rounded out her look with some earrings from Henri Bendel and the latest Tribute peep-toe platform pumps by YSL.

Buy: Tribute Pump, $660, YSL.com; get a similar DvF dress, the Duke Dress, $345.

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serena’s duffel from the 2008 u.s. open final

September 8, 2008

Serena Williams toted the Nike Re-issue Travel Club Bag onto Arthur Ashe Stadium during her women’s singles final match against Jelena Jankovic.

As expected, she took care of her Serbian opponent handily, winning 6-4, 7-5 to earn her third U.S. Open title (for a total of nine career majors) and the No. 1 ranking. Congratulations, Serena!

Buy: Nike Re-issue Travel Club Bag, $80.00, nike.com.

(image via nike.com)

Andy Murray and his pasties

September 8, 2008

I know Andy Murray needs to psych himself up to be a contender at this year’s U.S. Open (and he’s done pretty well, making the semis at Toronto and winning Cincinnati over Novak Djokovic; he also tied Rafael Nadal in the U.S. Open Series standings). I suggest a different post-win act, though. Showing off his pasty bicep isn’t doing it for me.

With this display of brawn, Murray joins a group of guys with some notable victory celebrations:

1) Radek Stepanek does the worm.

2) Mardy Fish gives himself a hug.

3) Mikhail Youzhny salutes, a move he debuted at the Open in 2006.

4) Petr Korda, retired, used to have a mean jump kick.

Scoreline: The sixth seed Scot shocked the new world No. 1 in their semifinal, which was played over two days. Murray was up 2 sets but down a break in the third before a rain delay forced tournament officials to postpone the rest of the match until 4 p.m. on Saturday. The final score: 6-2, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4.

Looking ahead: Murray has an advantage in the head-to-head (2-1) against Roger Federer, his opponent in the finals . He beat Roger most recently in Dubai this year, taking him to three sets. Let’s hope his tough draw through this tourney (four-setters against del Potro and Llodra; five sets against Melzer) doesn’t negatively affect his performance.

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