Archive for September 4th, 2009

anyone from puma out there?

September 4, 2009

Reader Andy is jonesing for this Puma outfit worn by Martina Navratilova during her 1983 U.S. Open win. The tennis great tucked the brown and white polo into a high-waisted skirt. Does anyone out there know how Andy can get one?

Too bad the sports company is out of the tennis business; they had some good stuff, most recently with Serena. (And it’s not like Puma’s lacking in the design department: they’ve had great collabs with Alexander McQueen and kozyndan.) Off the court, the closest Puma comes to tennis are the reissues of Guillermo Vilas shoes — the GV Love — as part of their archive collection.

our hearts go out to jelena

September 4, 2009

At least you’re one of the tourney’s best dressed? We’re sending good vibes to Jelena Jankovic, who tried to play through her second round match against Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova after learning that her grandmother had passed away the night before.

Alas, the always emotional player couldn’t cut through the noise, falling to Shvedova 6-3, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (6).

“You could see I was not happy on the court. I was really suffering,” Jelena shared during her post-match press conference. “I tried to think about my tennis, but I felt like I was so late and so slow.”

A fiery player like Jelena is bound to be affected by such off-court events. We wish her and Snezana the best, and hope that she bounces back soon. As you may remember, Jelena also spent some time earlier this year dealing with her mother’s health issues.

Meanwhile, Shvedova is one of a few ladies that can push through to the quarterfinals, but might fall at that point to Dinara Safina.


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