Archive for May 14th, 2007

trophy watch: chihuly-esque in adelaide

May 14, 2007

In case you missed the trophy Novak Djokovic won at the Next Generation Adelaide International this past January:


The 6-3, 6-7(6), 6-4 win over Australian Chris Guccione got him this platter that looks like a Dale Chihuly creation. He can set it next to his other glass trophy, that Yoshi Egg from Metz.

Bonus: You can see match point and the ceremony via this YouTube link. And yep, takes off his shirt to celebrate the win.

(via Tennis Australia)

>> previous posts about Djokovic
>> previous posts about tennis trophies


hewitt’s necklaces

May 14, 2007

Marat Safin isn’t the only one sporting hot neckwear on the tour. Here are photos of Aussie Lleyton Hewitt‘s necklaces from the last two weeks:

hewitt necklace hewitt necklace hamburg

Photo from Hamburg (left) and Rome (right). Though the chain works better to hold his wedding band, I think the sporty necklace on the right is a better fit for the scrappy counterpuncher.

Which one do you prefer? Tell us.

SHOP: if you have an itch for a necklace yourself, let me suggest the Athletes For Hope dog tags, Erica Weiner’s rhinos, the match necklace at catbird, or this 10-charm (one of them’s a stamper!) necklace from Colette.

>> dog tags for sale at
>> fashion: men’s necklaces
>> lleyton does australia proud

fashion: mattek tames her dress, wins a title

May 14, 2007

mattek-florida-today.jpg Bethanie Mattek won the MIMA Foundation/USTA Pro Tennis Classic yesterday (her first one in 18 months).

Florida Today reports that she’s been working with her coach to improve her strokes and playing style. “I see (tennis) now as a chess match,” she says. Good for her. More players need to realize that blowing someone off the court isn’t the only way to play.

It looks like she’s working on her outfits, too. That teal bandana/ruffled skirt look is an improvement from last year’s Wimbledon tunic ensemble, and from that argyle cowboy hat(!) she wore at the U.S. Open. Now she’s at least in Guga Kuerten/Arnaud Clement/Vince Spadea territory — wild, but palatable.

(top photo via; argyle hat photo via the Volkl website)

>> fashion mishit: Spadea’s bedazzling performance
>> tennis tunic
>> gustavo kuerten and his wacky clothes

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