Archive for September 3rd, 2010

who needs wags? tsf has your habs right here

September 3, 2010

Husbands And Boyfriends, that is. With all the love for the Wives And Girlfriends out there, we figured it was about darn time to make sure that this game of payment equality was also about equality in and about the scouring of the player boxes for attractive looking people – of both sexes. Ladies and gentlemen, enjoy the HABs of the 2010 US Open.

We’re leading off the pack with a known entity: Tomas Berdych. You can find Berdych in the corner for longtime-GF Lucie Safarova. Both are Czech. Both are beautiful.

WTA looker Dominika Cibulkova - herself included in Urban Daddy’s list – has tattooed fella Miso Navara giving her thumbs up during her matches.

Are these two still together?! Mladjan Janovic with Jelena Jankovic. What a household the Janovic-Jankovic home would be, no?

More BAHs after the cut. (It’s worth the click.)

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the tsf uso podcast, week 1

September 3, 2010

After my day-time duties were complete, I sat down with David Thorpe, a good friend and freelance tennis writer, for a little chat about our respective days at the US Open. While David and I had planned to meet up early in the day, that didn’t quite end up happening. We connected over a couple of beers and to chat about Day 4 of the Open.

David and Nick on Day 4: TSF Podcast USO Week 1

(uso photo by paul slate/usopen.org)

nyt’s wta shoot: behind the scenes

September 3, 2010

The WTA’s release some fluffy behind-the-scenes footage from that photo shoot accompanying the long article on the current state of the women’s game in last Sunday’s New York Times (was that really just one week ago??). View: Click on that photo above to watch the YouTube vid.

Thankfully no one chose that mesh short-sleeved tank that was on the rack — though Kimmie got awfully close! And does anyone else think that this seems like an awful lot of glitter and powder for athletes to be inhaling?

(link courtesy of WTA)

capra trending, gets sharapova in 3rd round

September 3, 2010

Remember this scenario? A young, unknown teen upsets a seed in the 2nd round of the US Open and is set to play Maria Sharapova in the third. Yep, that’s pretty much how things played out last year for Melanie Oudin, and now Beatrice Capra, an 18-year-old from Maryland finds herself in a similar situation after beating 18th-seed Aravane Rezai 7-6, 2-6, 6-3 on the Grandstand Court Thursday.

Capra got a nod from Yahoo! in their trending box (above, right), landing at number three Friday morning.

(screengrab via yahoo!; capra getty photo)


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