Archive for July 19th, 2007

short balls: haas canoodles, blake dishes, tursunov makes a plea

July 19, 2007

From the sidelines: Yep, that’s German Tommy Haas at last night’s match between Safin and Bastl at UCLA. Haas isn’t defending his Countrywide Classic title due to a shoulder injury. He’s nursing it with some lovin’ from…Sandy Woelden? …Sara Foster? Who is it? (Thanks for the photo, Chris.)

Glowing shuttlecocks!: While night tennis might have failed, everyone’s a-ravin’ about Blackminton.

Bollietteri’s New York outpost: He’s joining the staff at CityView Racquet Club, the newest addition to NYC’s tennis scene. Now accepting applications, the club will have valet parking, limo service, and a tiny membership — which’ll guarantee you a court when you want one. (via UrbanDaddy NYC)

Tursunov rallies for support: At a tournament overshadowed by the arrival of Becks, Norcal-based Dmitry Tursunov makes a plea to his fellow players: promote the sport any way they can, be a little friendlier with the fans, and do things to keep them coming back.

Revealing the secrets of celebrity: You want to become the next Anna Kournikova? Follow this L.A.-based agent’s instructions.

Tennis non-whites: The New York Times Book Review wrote up James Blake‘s Breaking Back and Charging the Net by Cecil Harris and Larryette Kyle-DeBose. While Blake doesn’t reveal much dirt in his own book — likely because he still needs to show his face on the tour — he makes comments about the racial battles being fought on the courts in Charging the Net. On the brouhaha surrounding his ’01 U.S. Open match against Lleyton Hewitt:

“(Lleyton and I) talked about it in the locker room, and he did apologize. … He said he didn’t mean for it to come out the way it did. … I knew we would both be on the tour for a long time, and I told him that if he said anything like that again, I wouldn’t be so kind.”

(via NYT)

>> short balls archive

short balls: arthur ashe hoodie, vintage nike, shoelaces, etc.

July 19, 2007

Hypebeast shows us these TBG hoodies constructed with two jersey layers (in contrasting colors) and with a screen print on the inside back panel. Besides featuring Arthur Ashe, they’ve also created pieces Crazy Horse and Biko. Cute!


Nike keeps up with the vintage shirts for Roger and Rafa‘s off-court appearances. Some love it, some don’t. What’s your take? Tell us. (If you need another look, here’s a white hoodie Roger wore for the Battle of the Surfaces.)

Two more items from Hypebeast…

For your kicks: Check out these shoelaces from Starks Laces.

Adding to my look book: Japanese brand Uniqlo provides my fashion inspiration for the fall.

justine in armani

July 19, 2007


Jujube dips her toe into the fashion pond with some Armani by posing for next week’s issue of Le Soir.

Not lookin’ so good in that pantsuit… but I give her props for trying to glam it up.

What do you think of these pics? Tell us.

justinecover.jpg justine5.jpg justine2.jpg justine1.jpg


>> filippo volandri wears armani
>> henin at the laureus awards

fashion flashback: andy roddick’s lacoste bag

July 19, 2007


Andy Roddick was only lugging around a Babolat bag at this year’s Wimbledon, but he’s gone all fashionista on us before: above is a photo of Andy’s white duffel from two years ago.

I’ve seen a version of it up close at my local Lacoste shop and contemplated picking one up. It’s no longer available online, but I found others:


That’s the Retro Street tennis bag, the Sport Retro tennis bag, and the Summer Terry beach bag — all available at Which one’s your fave? Tell us.

(Andy photo via RoddickWatch)

>> sans red knickers, lacoste took center stage
>> the andy roddick show
>> at roland garros, roddick did something right


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