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trophy watch: sharapova wins the australian open title

February 2, 2008

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Maria Sharapova in her second try at the finals, finally took home the most dressed down of the Grand Slam prizes (look at those cute blue bows!) — the silver Austalian Open trophy. She took out Ana Ivanovic 7-5, 6-3, and didn’t lose a set during the entire tournament. The Serbian, who also lost in the finals of Roland Garros last year, rises to No. 2 in the rankings after Melbourne. Not a bad achievement, so she shouldn’t be too disappointed. Sharapova is currently ranked fifth.

I know all eyes are on the various Fed Cup ties right now; Sharapova, for example, is finally representing Russia against Israel. More on that later.

For now, watch Sharapova’s classy and touching speech. And browse a few photos, including Yuri Sharapov opting to leave his assassin hoodie at home and wearing all white instead. We also found a picture with Maria’s Nike shoes (the soles are pink — cute), and of course Ana, with her Edge dress from adidas, was one of the best-dressed players of the fortnight. See them after the cut…

fashion focus: maria and yuri dressed in nike

January 22, 2008

Wow. I didn’t think for a second that I would be waking up to news of Maria Sharapova blowing top seed Justine Henin out of the water. The 6-4, 6-0 women’s quarterfinals scoreline at the Australian Open gave Justine her first bagel since the 2002 French Open.

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All in the deets: Here’s a closer look at her visor this week; it reminds me of the one she wore at last year’s French but in white with gold accents. And those earrings of hers are significantly more diminutive than those of the Williams sisters, but do the job of keeping Maria’s look elegant.

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Out for blood: And her father Yuri brought his own fashion to the stands with the Bape-like camouflage hoodie from Nike (who’s Maria’s clothing sponsor).

“He (said) he has a cold so he had to put the hood on tonight,” Sharapova said of her father’s “unfortunate” hoodie. “I told him ‘you look like an assassin with that jacket on.”

And assassin he was as he “made a dramatic throat-slitting motion as his daughter blew kisses to the crowd” after her defeat of top seed Henin. Yikes, that’s intense.

One more: See a photo of Maria toting her new gold Prince tennis bag, plus a Nike gym bag in the Spring pink color. Both after the cut…

masha’s day dress: now you see it, now you don’t

September 1, 2007

Poor Nike Day Dress. First, the bastard stepsister of Maria Sharapova‘s red U.S. Open night match outfit didn’t get as much play at Maria’s press conference last week (it stayed on a mannequin while red dress got the photo opp).

And on the court, the Day Dress only got one cameo this year (and a not-so-happy one at that): the World No. 2 and defending champion lost today to 30th seed Agnieszka Radwanska 4-6, 6-1, 2-6 in a performance that disgusted even Masha’s father Yuri, who packed up his stuff and left his seat before the match was over(!).

Sadly, the dress didn’t look so good in action. The skyline detail would have been better off as beading instead of print.

What’d you think? Tell us!

Buy: The Day Dress is available in White/Black (as worn by Masha) or in Black/White. Both for $95.00 at Midwest Sports.


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