Archive for July 9th, 2007

video clip: she’s a barbie girl

July 9, 2007

Red-knickered Wimbledon darling Tatiana Golovin is a bigger tease than I thought. Here she is playing the bimbo (and brushing away advances) in the French Open karaoke booth:

>> tatiana’s red wimbledon knickers
>> nole shirtless yet again


short balls: venus’ necklace, Sochi grumbles, tiger’s lame, blake pens a tearjerker, etc.

July 9, 2007

Venus’ jewelry: A few of you asked about Venus‘ Wimbledon necklace. Unfortunately I have no information about where she got it from. Instead, I offer the New York Timesrecent slideshow on current necklace styles. Ellen Tien has an amazing eye for this stuff.

Venus and Reebok: CNBC’s Darren Rovell talks about the relationship between Venus and Reebok (basically, that her endorsement — the largest in women’s sports history — was not renewed in 2003 because of her erratic playing schedule; she still gets paid to wear Reebok even though she’s not on their athlete roster).

A tearjerker: Rovell also gives a great review of the new James Blake memoir, Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life. Blake has had a rough last couple of years…

Sochi grumbles: We’re all aware of Maria Sharapova‘s endorsement of Sochi as an Olympics site. Now the other side speaks up. (Spiegel)

More grumbling: This time from the All-England Club, who didn’t appreciate that London Mayor Ken Livingstone planned the beginning of this year’s Tour de France on the same Sunday as the Gentlemen’s Singles Championships. The cycling tournament caused road closures that hassled spectators trying to get to Wimbledon. And the AELTC didn’t want to share the spotlight with any other event with such an international focus (which make sense).

Tiger is lame: I think Tiger Woods is a great guy, but did he really need to be such a douchebag in that Gillette commercial that aired during Wimbledon? In it, Roger Federer strokes Tiger’s presumably smooth (post-shave) cheek, and Tiger turns to Thierry Henry with an awkward “uhh, did he just do that?” reaction.

For you French77 lovers, a treat: Puma is having an online sale (which includes items from the French77 collection); take 20% off your order when you use the coupon code PUMA20 during checkout. Expires July 23. (via Puma)

>> short balls archive

the wimbledon gentlemen’s singles trophy

July 9, 2007

That’s Roger Federer hoisting his 2007 Wimbledon trophy.

Again from Off the Baseline‘s Fact File: the trophy stands 18.5 inches and has a 7/5-inch diameter. The cup itself is inscribed “The All England Lawn Tennis Club Single Handed Champion of the World” and also champions’ names. The lid is decorated with a pineapple, and beneath each cup’s handle rests a head covered with a winged helmet. “There are two decorative borders with floral work and oval styled moldings on the bowl of the Cup and on the handles.”

Photos of the trophy after the cut…

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