Archive for September 16th, 2009

ellen goes big time (with her racket)

September 16, 2009

With Melanie Oudin swinging into Los Angeles, Ellen DeGeneres had her on the show Tuesday to talk tennis. The two chatted for a bit in the studio before Ellen took Melanie outside for a little back alley tennis. Ellen’s secret weapon? Her massively oversized racket, of course.

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You can catch the full video here that includes Ellen’s other guest for the day, Queen Latifah. And see the interview here. To check out the fashion-inspired gift Ellen handed over to Mel, check out the jump.

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changes in the chair

September 16, 2009

While players will often change their shirts (or entire outfits) during a match, you don’t often seeing the officials doing any sort of wardrobe swapping. On Monday during the men’s final, however, Jake Garner, the American chair judge, went from an all-white look (so Wimbledon of him, right?) to sporting a navy blue button-up Ralph Lauren sweater late in the match. Both outfits featured a navy, patterned tie.

Meanwhile, our famed microphone kept it’s dull, giant gray casing on the entire match, size triple XL.

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(photos via getty images)

wilson (and its fans) get artsy

September 16, 2009

Check out this ode to Federer from Wilson, his racket maker. Looks like some Wilson fans came up with some pretty awesome renditions of the mighty Fed.

Oh, and don’t forget about Federer-beater JMdP looking good in a sweater with Charlie Rose yesterday. Boy did his hair and sported a watch, too! Looks like Fed has inspired men’s tennis champs to go all dressy on us. We like it!

rules of the red carpet

September 16, 2009

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TSF had the pleasure and honor of attending last week’s Legends Ball, an annual event put on by the International Tennis Hall of Fame each year during the U.S. Open. While the event was attended by many tennis great (more posts to come in the near future), there were some celebs on hand that we couldn’t help but pull aside for a little chat on the red carpet.

The first was Ramona Singer, of “Real Housewives of New York” fame. While Ramona might be best known for her ‘crazy-eye look‘ on the show, the reality star had no crazy going on in her eyes when we chatted with her, and she looked fit and refreshed in a Kimberly Taylor dress that featured coral-like sequins up the right side to the shoulder.

Her husband, Mario, advised Ramona to play with Jimmy Connors when TSF asked about who Ramona might pick as her doubles partner for a tennis re-match with Jill Zarin this season.

Speaking of Jill, she was also in attendance at the Ball, and spoke a few minutes with TSF after asking us “What publication are you with?” When I responded, “TennisServedFresh, an online tennis fashion blog,” she smiled widely and said, “OK.”

Jill (pictured above) looked great in person as well, laughing at me when I asked her if she had a plan for her re-match with Ramona.

“Of course I have a plan!” She said. “I’m Jill Zarin!”

Duh! My mistake.

Find out who Jill was wearing, see photos from the event and discover who TSF gives a low grade for her red carpet performance after the cut. (more…)


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