Posts Tagged ‘Charleston’

jankovic blooms in the charleston dirt

April 8, 2011

Jelena Jankovic left the orange in Miami, opting for green floral print to start off her spring clay campaign.

Draw: At this week’s Family Circle Cup in Charleston, Jelena — as the third seed — beat Paszek and Scheepers and is now playing the quarterfinals against McHale. The winner gets to play top seed Wozniacki in the semis. On the other side of the draw, Peng plays the winner of Goerges/Vesnina. See how all the ladies are faring here.

(image by Chris Smith via FamilyCircleCup.com)

caro does the charleston

April 6, 2011

Almost reminiscent of Maria Sharapova’s blue/orange Nike dress from Miami four years ago, top seed Caro Wozniacki debuted another combo from her adidas by Stella McCartney trunk of wonders. For the Family Circle Cup, being contested this week in Charleston, S.C., she paired an “infrared” (orange) sleeveless tank with a pleated skirt. Note the same orange tone on her shoes. (The Stella line shoe is Eileithyia, but Caro’s wearing Barricades, yes?) Ruching on the tank aside, we’re not really all that impressed with this combo. Can’t wait to see which dresses will end up at Roland Garros and Wimbledon. (What do you think of Caro’s Charleston outfit? Love it? Hate it? Don’t care? Tell us!)

Draw: Wozniacki made quick work of American Irina Falconi, beating her 6-1, 6-1. (Draw: Family Circle Cup)

Buy: adidas by Stella McCartney Tennis Skirt (img), white or blueprint, $85; Perf Tank, $75; adilibria Barricade shoes customizable at miadidas.com.

(images via Getty Images)

reebok’s fruit: purple peer is in season

April 4, 2011

It’s no Sharapova Swan Dress, but we smiled just the same upon seeing the pleats on this purple Reebok dress, currently worn by WTAer Shahar Peer. TSF ran into her — in uniform — at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, giving us a chance to see the detail on the tank’s straps and the skirt’s hem. The dress from this Vibrance Statement collection has pleating all around the bust.

Buy: Reebok Vibrance Statement Dress, $53.95; Tank, $41.95; Skirt, $37.95 in Malibu Blue (teal), Black, or Purple, midwestsports.com

Hitting the dirt: Peer is seeded fifth at this week’s Family Circle Cup in Charleston. The rest of the top eight: Wozniacki, Stosur, Jankovic, Bartoli, Wickmayer, Petrova, and Kleybanova. Get all the tourney info on their website.

(images via Getty Images)

short balls: the comfy version

April 21, 2010

The Comfortable Changeover: You gotta love the peeps at the Family Circle Cup for keeping those couches on court every year. Whether you think the things are plain hideous or completely awesome, you can’t really deny that they add a little bit of home to the court. Was this year the best couch ever? At least maybe the cleanest couch ever. After Patty Schnyder sweated all over this one, an attendant makes sure things are fresh and clean for the next gal.

Record Breakers: Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin are doing their best to undue a 37-year-old tennis record: the most folks to ever watch a match. That record was set back during “The Battle of the Sexes” at the Astordome in ’73, but the two Belgian gals are set to compete for a charitable exhibition in a 40,000-seat stadium in Brussels. If you thought Arthur Ashe had bad sightlines, we’re guessing Baudoin Stadium can rival that, especially if they can pack the place.

20 Wins to a Slam Title: The U.S. Open playoffs kicked off this weekend to much fanfare throughout the country. We’ve gotta hand it to the USTA for this one: they’re giving people the opportunity to be a part of the nation’s biggest tennis event directly, and by doing so allowing grassroots tennis to grow in the meantime. The New York Times told the story of two men of different generations battling with a similar dream, while CNN-SI.com’s Bryan Graham took good survey of the quirky field and noticed that in just 21 wins, one of these Joe Schmoes could be a Major title holder.

This Time, is it Bad News? We’re wondering if winnings going up starts to be bad news at some point? Should pro tennis players really be making that much?! Wimbledon announced their new figures for the year. Ay yi yi!

Diversifying the Ladies? Peter Bodo‘s writing showed up on NBC Sports’s web site this week (anyone have inside details about this??) and he was all a-chatter about the Stosur-Zvonareva final in Charleston. Is it a game-changing moment? Perhaps the WTA is on the cusp of a more diversified, unique tour, Bodo suggests. If anything, it will be interesting to see who of the Stosur-Zvonareva-Azarenka-Jankovic-Wozniacki-Peer-Radwanksa-Cirstea crowd actually steps up their game in the not-too-distant future.

(photo by chris smith via the wta web site)

the one thing we learned on twitter

April 14, 2010

… was that Victoria Azarenka isn’t scared to drop the F-bomb. (And she doesn’t tank matches.) Azarenka pulled out with an injury today in her second round match against American Christina McHale at the clay tournament in Charleston.

(screengrab via twitter)


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