Archive for the ‘mishits’ Category

oh, shahar!

April 1, 2011

It’s been a while since we’ve put up a fashion mishit — nay, a fashion shank — on TSF, but this one caught our eye. Too bad, because we were in the middle of writing a post praising Shahar Peer‘s current purple Reebok dress, and this had to pop up: a pic from last month’s BNP Paribas Open Players’ Party. That sock tan! And are those loafers?

TSF Archives: Previous mishits on and off the court — including Jankovic‘s pink bow, Spadea‘s leopard print backpack, and a lot of Mattek.

On the tour: Shahar’s done decently this year, ranked just outside the top 10 and with two quarterfinal appearances (Dubai, Indian Wells). She lost in her opening round match at this week’s Sony Ericsson Open to Anabel Medina Garrigues. As you may know, AMG gave Sharapova trouble in Masha’s opening match at Indian Wells.

(image via Getty Images)

what not to wear: jennifer love hewitt edition

August 20, 2009

Jennifer Love Hewitt needs to have one of her ghosts whisper to her that espadrilles and DecoTurf should never mix. Ever.

Oh ya, and she played in a bikini, too, in case you care about that stuff.

(src)

mishit: ivo minar

June 4, 2009

For posterity’s sake: Ivo Minar wore this tart, tartan combo from TTK at this year’s French Open. He was Kudryavtseva‘d by sixth seed Andy Roddick in the second round.

Perhaps Andy was doing Minar a favor; the American knows a thing or two about crazy outfits on the court.

Full monty: See a wider shot of Ivo’s clothes after the cut…

andy roddick: something old, something new…

September 26, 2007

I loooooooove this new ‘do on Andy Roddick. It’s been a while since we’ve seen him with (relatively) close-cropped hair.

And kudos to mixing up his Lacoste gear by wearing a white polo shirt with green detail on the button stand.

This photo was snapped at a Thailand Open press conference, where Roddick announced his withdrawal after sustaining a foot injury during practice. Andy’s is probably the only withdrawal that legitimately shocked the tourney organizers; even though Novak Djokovic‘s and Rafael Nadal‘s absences weren’t written about until this past weekend, it’s clear that the no-shows have been in the works for a while.

While we’re at it, perhaps Andy’s fan club can pool together some money to buy him some new jeans. They’re falling apart!

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nature edition: sania up the river + safin up (and down) a mountain

September 19, 2007

A promotional event for the Sunfeast Open had Sania Mirza playing a quick three-game match against Mahesh Bhupathi in a barge set up in the Hooghly River (she won 2-1).

The floating structure was framed between the Howrah Bridge and the Vidyasagar Setu, near Calcutta.

Of course, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen tennis played on boats. Monica Seles and John McEnroe hit a few on the Thames in June, 2004. And Volandri had an even crazier arrangement in Valencia.

(via rediff)


Caution: the thin air in high altitudes might induce you to wear red plaid shorts.

Safin’s Spirit Quest: a messed-up Marat Safin decided to sit out the rest of the year — withdrawing from Mumbai, Tokyo and Moscow — to nurse his left wrist and shake off a lackluster 2007. He planned to be back in time for TMS Madrid.

But of course, in true Safin fashion, the regrouping involved a month-long trek up Cho Oyu, the sixth-highest peak in the world.

An expert commented on the relative ease of hiking up this mountain: “We recommend ascent to Cho-Oyu for alpinists who have not any experience on eight-thousanders. Cho-Oyu is an ideal choice for mountaineers ready to test themselves on Tibetan giants, because climbing Cho-Oyu is not technical.” (atptennis.com via MTF)

But another post on his website today (via MTF) had him reassessing the rigors of the hike. Safin has decided to turn around and make the five-day descent. “In Moscow he will meet next week with Hernan Gumy and after a week recovering from the altitude, he is meant to start practising again in about 2 weeks time. The wrist is well rested and all being well he will hopefully play again in Madrid.”

(photo via maratsafin.com)

bethanie mattek shines

August 28, 2007

That’s Bethanie Mattek playing her first round match at the 2007 U.S. Open. This shiny gold dress is relatively tame for her (she once wore an argyle cowboy hat on court), but in a good way. It’s a great balance between letting out her inner Elton John and dressing like the other great tennis fashion icons.

Update: All of Mattek’s four Open outfits are from the Eva Longoria-endorsed Bebe Sport collection. (The Star-Ledger)

What do you think of her gold get-up? Tell us!

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fashion mishit: sharapova in Birmingham

June 17, 2007

Masha looked cute in her Nike top for this photo shoot at the DFS Classic in Birmingham.

But tsk tsk to her camp for dressing her like a sausage casing.

the aussie edition

March 9, 2007

Patrick Rafter at the Salem Open in Hong Kong
As you may already know, Mark Philippoussis aka the Scud gave up surfing — along with his digs in Carlsbad — to concentrate on his tennis. (His base is now Las Vegas).

So Patrick Rafter yesterday took the steps to fill the void as the country’s tennis player/surfer. He entered a competition at the Noosa Festival of Surfing. You can see a photo of Rafter hanging ten on the Sunshine Coast Daily website.

He placed third, and attributed his lack of poise to decades of playing tennis:

“I’ve got to stick my arse back in – I sort of stick it out too far when I surf – sort of a balance thing you know. It’s like I’m returning serve,” the Eumundi-raised Davis Cup hero said with his usual candour.

We’ll keep you posted of his future surfing activities.

In the meantime, feast your eyes on this:

athens - mark philippoussis

Yeah experience the height of visual gluttony with this photo taken from the ITF website. That’s what Australia made their athletes wear to the Olympic ceremonies in ATHENS?

speaking of teenagers playing ten years ago…

March 8, 2007

lucic - indian wells
from The Desert Sun

There’s someone else to add to the list of teenage phenoms from the late 90’s:

Along with Guga, Mirjana Lucic accepted a wildcard into Indian Wells to start her comeback. She had a good start yesterday, defeating Southern Californian Lindsey Nelson 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the first round. Props to Lindsey, though. She’s working hard herself, but just ran into someone who’s been to the semifinals of Wimbledon.

Here’s a sad (comprehensive) account of Mirjana’s life after that run-in with Graf. A lot of terrible things happened, but now she’s back and focused on her tennis.

When she’s a little more in her groove, we can talk to her about that outfit. No thank you, Martha!

via OutSports.com

hingis conquers fear + how she views the competition

March 5, 2007

Martina, on fear, in an interview with Sue Mott in the Telegraph:

“What stopped me was one thing. Fear. A fear of coming back and losing. Disappointment. Everything was being put on the spot. My name, my reputation. Plus I had been very frustrated with injuries. I had two operations on my heels. For the first few months of retirement, it was wonderful. No stress, no hassle, no travel. I just picked things I wanted to do.

I’m glad she got over all that. She made a good decision to fill the void left by the injured Big Babes. Don’t be too courageous, though, Ms. Hingis. There are some things in life that we still need to fear. Like the outfit they made you wear to promote Dubai.

hingis playing polo in dubai

Not even the appearance fee check you cashed should have let you wear that.

And here’s her take on the lifeblood of women’s tennis:

(C)ompetition, rivalry, is the lifeblood of women’s tennis. “Oh yes, I always want to have revenge when I lose. I don’t like losing to players twice in a row. I don’t see the players as enemies. I never really hated anybody, but I just hate the idea of losing. You can’t think about how you hate the other person, because you have to concentrate on yourself, the right thing to do to win the right point. You think: ‘What do I have to do to make the other person break down’.” It is a ruthless business. Friendships are rare. “Maybe you have to be a little bit aloof. But I think there’s more to life than being bitchy.”

Is this how most of the Tour thinks? Is Miss Congeniality Kim Clijsters really the anomaly?


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