Archive for the ‘daniela hantuchova’ Category

trophy watch: more asian fun

September 30, 2007

The Hansol Korea Open had two tennis fashionistas duking it out in the final: on one side was the EleVen-clad Venus Williams. On the other, Maria Kirilenko and her adidas by Stella McCartney outfits.

After it was over, both 2007 winner Venus and runner-up Kirilenko changed into hanboks (the country’s traditional dress) for the awards ceremony. Venus’ hanbok is worth approximately $3,200. The ladies received bouquets and these great vases — yet another welcome change to ho-hum silver cups and glass prisms we’re so used to seeing.

Other photos of Venus and Maria. The American beat the Russian 6-3, 1-6, 6-4, ending her eight-match winning streak. Good to see both of these women doing well. (FYI, this is Venus’ third title of the year out of 11 tournaments entered.)

The final in Luxembourg also went to three sets, with Ana Ivanovic taking her third title after her 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 win over Daniela Hantuchova. The Slovak has lost no earlier than the semis of her last three tourneys; she’s found her form after a disappointing hardcourt summer.

Photoless: Virginie Razzano beat Tzipora Obziler 6-0, 6-3 to become the 2007 Guangzhou International Women’s Open Champion.

In Mumbai, Richard Gasquet redeems his disappointing summer (the highlight: getting flack for withdrawing from the U.S. Open because of a sore throat) with his 6-3, 6-4 defeat of Belgian Olivier Rochus. This is his first title of the year.

In doubles, Robert Lindstedt and Jarkko Nieminen are the champions.

Dmitry Tursunov took out Benjamin Becker in an easy, breezy, 6-2, 6-1 match at the Thailand Open. He makes a cute face for Josh! (Giving him the trophy is Thailand Tennis Association prez Suwat Liptapallop.)

As usual, Tursunov was wearing Fila and Becker was wearing clothes from his sponsor, Boris Becker.

(photos by AP and Getty Images)

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hantuchova’s fall look: stick with black

September 17, 2007

Daniela Hantuchova made it all the way to the finals of last week’s Commonwealth Bank Classic before falling to new mom Lindsay Davenport in three sets.

The Slovakian gives Russian Maria Kirilenko a run for best-dressed female tennis player as she continues her great run of black Nike separates for the fall.

Hantuchova competed in Bali wearing two version of the Fall Control Seamless Tank and a skort. She paired it with the wide-collared Maria Flirt jacket for warm-ups.

All this after participating in the U.S. Open wearing the Flirt Racer Tennis Tank, which has twisted straps, a racer back, and a very feminine cable design on the center back. Daniela also wore a ruffled skort.

davenport returns

September 12, 2007

TSF is happy to see Lindsay Davenport back on the court after giving birth to son Jagger (and Peter Bodo‘s on the same boat).

FYI: Lindsay made her doubles return with Lisa Raymond in last month’s Pilot Pen tournament in New Haven (but lost in the first round the top-seeded team of Huber and Black).

This time around — in her first singles tourney back from maternity leave — she opened with an easy 6-2, 6-2 win over Eleni Daniilidou at the Commonwealth Bank Classic in Bali. She’s also partnered with Slovakian Dani Hantuchova for the doubles draw.

She’s wearing the Nike Women’s Fall ’07 Power Tank in black. Die cut holes (backed with Dri-FIT fabric) accent the cute empire waist on this top.

What do you think of Lindsay’s tank? Are you glad to see her back on tour? Tell us!

Buy: $50 at Midwest Sports.

(photos via Getty Images)

fashion from arthur ashe kids day

August 27, 2007

All Nike: The Nike stable did their fair share for yesterday’s Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day at the 2007 U.S. Open. Rafa came out in casual tennis attire, while Roger raised charity money (and entertained the kids) in this cute blue/white ensemble.

Meanwhile, Serena appeared in pink plaid (from the women’s Heritage Collection), and Dani Hantuchova (not pictured) wore black.

At least for Rafa, Roger, and Serena, the clothes they wore yesterday will not be what they’re wearing for the actual tournament.

Costume change: Texan Andy Roddick wore his white Lacoste outfit (this) for one exhibition match, and changed into this super-blousy red crew neck shirt (above) for another.

What are you hiding in there, Andy? Why so baggy?

(photos by Getty Images)

short balls: masha’s trainer, underground tennis, gay bloggers, bottle or tap?

August 21, 2007

Behind the scenes: The folks who run Juan Carlos Ferrero‘s Equelite Tennis Academy in Spain have started a blog to show what it’s like for the folks behind the scenes. In one post, they interview physical coach Javier Capitaine, who trains with Juanqui and Maria Sharapova (above).

Gay bloggers: Ken of Kenneth in the (212) and Jim Buzinski of OutSports get their due in this funny article by Greg Hernandez (Out in Hollywood, Deuce!) on gay sports bloggers drooling about mostly straight professional athletes. (L.A. Daily News)

Straight writers, too: The Daily News surveyed the women, too. Apparently, female athletes are okay with exploiting their sexual power and the attention they get from male fans. Daniela Hantuchova‘s comment on posing for magazines: “(Female tennis players) all agree and always say we do the talking with our racquets… (but) we can take some time outside the sport to show people a different side of us. In that way, I think it’s a good thing.”

Towards even stronger racquets: Aerogel, one of the world’s lightest solids, has made its way into tennis and squash racquets developed by Dunlop The material can withstand a direct blast of 1kg of dynamite and protect against heat from a blowtorch at more than 1,300 degrees Celsius. Can it help the guys win a match against Roger? (Times)

Having a ball: The Sunday Times features London’s most lavish, with the wealthy now looking to renovate by digging down — sometimes up to four stories (!!) down — to create screening rooms, indoor tennis courts, and swimming pools (some even with diving boards). I guess at some point you just get bored by the conventional ways of spending your cash…

(OT) Ending the “bottled or tap?” question: Talking Tennis writes an ode to NYC’s tap water, and PepsiCo owns up to a smart marketing ploy. (CNN)

For posterity’s sake: A Bud Collins-less NBC Sports extends its broadcasting deal with Wimbledon to include digital media rights to the championships plus online coverage live on NBCSports.com and on mobile. (via The Hollywood Reporter)

(photos via Equelite)

daniela, we miss the pleats!

July 6, 2007

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We here at Tennis Served Fresh love ourselves some pleats (and I’m not just talking about Masha‘s dress), which is why we were fantasizing that Slovak Daniela Hantuchova and her clothing sponsor, Nike, would bring out a white version of the Avian Dress she wore at this year’s Australian.

Alas, they opted to stay with a skort and tank from the company’s Power Sphere line.

She accessorized with the visor, drop earrings, a silver watch, and a heart-shaped pendant. Well done.

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nike’s escape sphere line

June 3, 2007

For Lucie Safarova, Daniela Hantuchova, and Marion Bartoli, clothing sponsor Nike brought out the Escape Sphere Power Tank and Skort.

(“Escape” is the same line that includes Serena‘s tank and Masha‘s Mesh French Dress.)

I prefer Hantuchova’s previous Nike dress — the Aussie Avian — over this one.

Who was the best-looking player in the outfit? Tell us.

BUY: The items are available at the Tennis Warehouse.

fashion: florida oranges

March 26, 2007

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How fitting that orange showed up everywhere in Miami this week, with Venus Williams, Daniela Hantuchova, Maria Sharapova, and (oddly enough) Radek Stepanek all sporting cute outfits with the bright color. It even appeared on visors, headbands, earrings, and tennis rackets.

Click here to see all the photos.

miami heats up: more players party photos

March 24, 2007

As I was falling asleep from looking at Andy Roddick at the Sony Ericsson players party, I mustered enough energy to gather everyone else’s pics. They showed up manicured, primped, and ready to kick off their week in Miami.

(If you are interested in joining a discussion about the photos from the party, you can do so at this WTA World page.)

Let’s start off with Venus and Serena Williams, looking elegant in their black (and white) dresses.

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More photos: Hantuchova, Jankovic, etc.

hantuchova’s return

March 19, 2007

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Totally gorgeous and glowing in her Nike Aussie Avian dress

Daniela Hantuchova defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-4 to win the Pacific Life Open title on Saturday. No need for CBH to rehash what Svetlana was wearing. Fila: please help her.

But I do want to point out that Hantuchova didn’t always look so good. Remember this? SCARY.

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The press went crazy. Maybe because she was practically naked, and maybe because she was flirting with anorexia? At the very least, we were all just concerned that she’d gone the way of Patty Schnyder and her epsiode with that svengali.

Daniela: I hope you keep eating and keep up the amazing tennis. And if you’re ever feeling down and defeated, just remember: Martina Hingis thinks you’re brilliant.

florida memory project: chris evert

March 16, 2007

As a countdown to the Sony Ericsson Open next week, I’m posting some pictures from the Florida Photographic Collection. Today’s photo is of Chris Evert.

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Chris Evert, photo by Roy Erickson

Someone needs to bring that look back. I’m thinking this is something for Maria Sharapova or Daniela Hantuchova. Thoughts?


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