Archive for August 20th, 2007

fashion preview: fila’s u.s. open outfits

August 20, 2007

The folks at Fila were kind enough to let TSF in on the kits for their women’s players (including Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova) at the 2007 U.S. Open.

They’ll all be wearing items from the Fall 2007 Women’s Collezione, a collection inspired by the company’s archives and which brings back the classic white, navy blue, and red in geometric shapes and contrast piping.

Items include a skort (with an off-center slit and another with a mesh overlay), a v-neck jersey sweater with a ribbed collar and cuff, a pleated skirt (you know how I love the pleats), and a boatneck tee, tank, and dress.

This of course excludes Akiko Morigami, who’ll continue to work with Fila Japan to come up with what I’m sure will be a very elegant outfit — much like what she’s been wearing all spring/summer.

What do you think of the collezione? Tell us.

>> TSF’s U.S. Open coverage
>> svetlana’s latest fila fashion move
>> fashion preview: r-fed’s u.s. open gear


fashion preview: r-fed’s u.s. open gear

August 20, 2007

The U.S. Open is just around the corner and the fashion bits are already flying. We’ve already known for a few months what Ana Ivanovic (this) and Nicole Vaidisova (this) are wearing, and in the last few weeks we’ve uncovered a few more finds.

Above is the Nike Control Bodymap Polo (in Argon) which Roger Federer will be wearing for his two weeks in New York. Much like his Aussie Open kit, it’ll be significantly more muted than his Wimbledon ensemble.

Love it? Hate it? Don’t care? Tell us.

Buy: The polo is also available in Black and Graphite for $60.

(photo via TT)

also-rans, women’s edition

August 20, 2007

Note: Chris wrote about male players who have lost the most number of times to the eventual champion in Grand Slams. Below, he analyzes the women’s fields.

Again, these results are only since the 2003 Australian Open. Grand Slam titles won in that time are in parentheses, as well as finals appearances.

7 – Sharapova (’04 W, ’06 US; one final)

6 – Clijsters (’05 US; three-time loser in finals)

5 – Kuznetsova (’04 US; one final), Davenport (two finals)

4 – Henin (’03 FO, ’03 US, ’04 AO, ’05-’07 FO; three-time loser in finals), Venus (’05 W, ’07 W; two losses in finals), Pierce (two-time loser), Petrova

3 – Serena (’03 AO, ’03 W, ’05 AO, ’07 AO; one finals loss), Myskina (’04 FO), Dementieva (two finals losses), Ivanovic (one loss), Capriati, Santangelo, Loit, Pratt

2 – Mauresmo (’06 AO, ’06 W), Hantuchova, Jankovic, Schnyder, Vaidisova, Sugiyama, Pin, Krajicek, Craybas, Frazier, Randriantefy, Zuluaga, Callens

Chris’ observations…

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