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short balls: men of brown… in pink; dress for the sun; usta’s march madness

February 24, 2009

Keep it cool: ZooTennis asks Harold Solomon about tips on how to beat the heat when playing a match.

“We all know that light colored clothing tends to help keep the body cooler… Often players do not wear clothing protection around their necks because the manufacturers determine the type of clothing worn.”

(And really, not everyone can pull off this look.)

And shoes matter, too:

“Also, a player’s feet are often one of the primary areas to be effected by extreme heat. It is essential to wear shoes with soles that are thick enough keep the feet cool and to keep socks as dry as possible, to keep blisters from forming.”

Read the rest of the Q&A here.

Tennis on duty: Musicians On Call, dedicated to involving music in the healing process via bedside and hospital performances, will be hosting their 5th Annual Benefit Concert tonight at the Hard Rock in Times Square. Headlining the event will be James Taylor. MOC’s also running an online auction in conjunction with this concert; you can bid on this one-hour hitting session at Arthur Ashe Stadium if you wish.

Color combo: The men’s tennis team at Brown recently wore pink.

Puns intended: Look out for the USTA to leverage the upcoming U.S. hardcourt tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami with a new PR campaign. Called “Game, Set, March”, the media blitz will promote the BNP Paribas and the Sony Ericsson Opens, whose combined attendance last year reached 600,000s.

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short balls: maria is bootylicious, mamiit wins medals, and wedding announcements galore!

December 16, 2007

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Nole has some homework: Now that Masha has a bootylicious serve (to accomodate a right shoulder injury), funnyman Novak Djokovic will have to adjust his impersonation of the Russian. Get to work, Nole. (WTB)

Dear Harold: In the latest column by Harold Solomon for ZooTennis, he answers a question about choking.

Chris Evert engaged: Golfer Greg Norman and Chris Evert are now engaged. If you haven’t been following the drama surrounding these two sports icons, read up. (DTL)

Keeping it in Czech: Almost a year after getting engaged to Martina Hingis (and four months after calling it off), Casanova Radek Stepanek has applied for a marriage license with 18-year old compatriot Nicole Vaidisova. May-December, much? We’re waiting to get the “April Fool’s!” follow-up in our inbox. (BH via WTB)

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Sorry, Yonex: While this dress from Yonex might be a welcome surprise to some, I think it’s safe to say that loud prints shouldn’t have a place on the court. Too distracting, no? (WATR)

Mammiit’s medals: Cecil Mammiit cleaned up in the tennis events at the SEA games. He won gold in singles (beating a well-dressed Danai Udomchoke) and came up 2nd in both men’s and mixed doubles. Congratulations! (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

Sharapova on Ellen: Ellen Degeneres, who’s been taking some heat for crossing the WGA picket line, will have Masha on her show this Friday.

Year-end thoughts: Chris Clarey offers his own, with the most memorable event being the five-set Wimbledon final between Roger and Rafa. (IHT)

Mathieu made whole: Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu, who had coach Thierry Champion taken away from him by the French Tennis Federation, is now working with Mats Wilander. Wilander’s most recent project was Tatiana Golovin.


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