Archive for July 6th, 2007

roger is a red carpet natural

July 6, 2007


Look at this picture of Roger Federer striking a pose after playing Juan Carlos Ferrero. After all, Nike designed all that gear for him to strut around in.

Such extension on his toe! He’s a natural…

(image via butter)


short balls friday: grass in NYC, open call for ballkids, racquet stringers, etc.

July 6, 2007

A stringer on stringers: Here’s a New York Times profile on racquet stringers Nate Ferguson and Ron Yu. Interesting tidbit: “(Roger) Federer usually requests three different tensions: high, medium and low. Each racket has three little stickers telling him which it is. He changes rackets every time the balls are replaced by a fresh batch — after the first seven games, then every nine games after that. There is an exception: Federer does not want to serve with fresh strings and fresh balls. If the ball swap is going to occur on his turn to serve, he changes rackets the game before.”

Dress like Bethanie: Tabio in London is where Bethanie Mattek picks up socks for her crazy wardrobe. (via Tennis Week)

Ballkids at the U.S. Open: The audition process is arduous, the job is taxing (throwing balls overhand across the whole court!), but unlike the folks at other Slams, they get paid. (via


Crazy fluff photo opp of the week: Hopeless on grass, Rafa Nadal challenges Federer to an underwater match. (via Daily Mail)

Chew on this: Writer Michael Kimmelman takes a trip to New York City’s only grass courts at the West Side Tennis Club; the site hosted the U.S. Open before it moved to Flushing Meadows in 1978. (via NYT)

daniela, we miss the pleats!

July 6, 2007


We here at Tennis Served Fresh love ourselves some pleats (and I’m not just talking about Masha‘s dress), which is why we were fantasizing that Slovak Daniela Hantuchova and her clothing sponsor, Nike, would bring out a white version of the Avian Dress she wore at this year’s Australian.

Alas, they opted to stay with a skort and tank from the company’s Power Sphere line.

She accessorized with the visor, drop earrings, a silver watch, and a heart-shaped pendant. Well done.


>> Tennis Served Fresh’s Wimbledon coverage

fashion focus: vaidisova’s golden performance

July 6, 2007


Czech Nicole Vaidisova left her golden mark at this year’s Wimbledon with a quiet and impressive quarterfinal appearance (after being drowned out by Serbia-mania throughout the first week).

She made her run dressed in a white Reebok dress with gold trim; she’ll wear one in a blue/silver colorway for the U.S. Open later this year.

This outfit’s thin lines are much more flattering than the huge white swaths that cut through her dresses at the Australian and the French (in yellow and orange, respectively).

What do you think of the outfit? Tell us.

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>> mauresmo’s wimbledon dress from reebok
>> vaidisova turns 18, shows off new U.S. Open clothes
>> Tennis Served Fresh’s Wimbledon coverage

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