Dinara Safina was greeted by a big fan club of one (see background) upon arriving in Beijing this last week. Well, that’s actually just Gumby’s blue cousin, Blumby. He’s waving with fervor, and Dinara is def doing her best to ignore him. She’s obviously supes embarrassed.
With the China Open officially under the way we did some perusing on their web site to find some 中网纪念品 - or, in English, “China Open souvenirs” Our first fave is these miniature key chains:
But they don’t top these gems below. These squishy friends are sporting tennis onesies (a skirt for the female and shorts for the male) and remind me of drawings I did as a child before I knew people had bodies and connected their legs to their heads. Loves it.
After the cut, see the Olympic Stadium all ready for the tourney.
Perhaps one of the coolest looking venues in the world? We think so.
(photos via china open web site) (correction made)