Archive for September 7th, 2007

TSF in The Sacramento Bee

September 7, 2007

TSF was interviewed for an informative article in The Sacramento Bee about the current state of tennis fashion.

Tennis fashion, everyone?
Style points fiercely contested by U.S. Open competitors
September 7, 2007

Click here to read the full story…


buhskyooze: lindsay and sybille need to make room for SERENA

September 7, 2007

Serena’s preggers?: The rumor mill churns… “Serena Williams may have just been knocked out of the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open, but apparently she has something else going on in center court. MediaTakeOut is reporting that the tennis star is expecting her first child with her longtime boyfriend, actor Jackie Long. Word is that Long has already announced to friends and family that he hit one into the net, so to speak.”

Apparently, Richard‘s been yapping about it, too. Perhaps that’s why he’s not so concerned with how Venus is playing this week?

(babble via yogahz)


September 7, 2007

Beerena Williams at the East West Bank Classic — Carson, Calif.

Watching the U.S. Open‘s Super Saturday from your couch isn’t the same was watching it live from the stands. You don’t feel the elecricity, you’re not amongst a crowd — it’s just different. But we figured you’d still like to be one with those lucky enough to be there. The ones cheering the players, knocking back Grey Goose cocktails, and chugging Heineken by the (portable) keg. So our bracketologist Chris gives you these recipes if you want to drink along with them:

Martini Hingis

  • 2 oz. Gin
  • Dash of Extra Dry Vermouth

Can be served dirty, depending on the day. Shake it up; don’t stir. For variety, add a little Swiss Cocoa or throw in three olives stabbed (in the back) through a skewer. Be careful: too many of these and you’ll be calling your fellow players “half-men” or hurling vases across locker rooms.

Conchita Margarita

  • 1 oz. Tequila
  • 1 oz. Triple Sec
  • 1 oz. Sweet & Sour Mix

For the terre battue effect, line the rim of the glass with red-colored salt. Having too many of these drinks in a row might make you see moonballs.

Sybille Bamma’ Slammer

  • 1 part Amaretto
  • 1 part Sloe Gin
  • 1 part Southern Comfort
  • Splash of lemon juice

A perfect drink for the working mother.

Amanda Coetzerpolitan

  • 1 part Cointreau
  • 2 parts Vodka
  • Splash of cranberry juice

We’ve seen our fair share of greats get taken down by this sweet (yet extremely potent) cocktail.

Ai Sake-yama

Serve warm or at room temperature.

Mary Joe-jito

  • 1 part Cuban Rum
  • 3 parts Club Soda
  • ½ part Sugar
  • lime juice
  • mint leaves

Exotic, perfect for working your tan under the Florida sun. Muddle the mint with the butt of a racquet for that extra tennis feel.

Side Car-illo

  • ½ oz. Cointreau
  • ½ tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 oz Brandy
  • 3-4 Ice Cubes

It might be built like the more feminine Cosmopolitan, but having brandy in this cocktail gets you into the boys’ club.

Bloody Maria Sharapova

  • 1 ½ ozs. Vodka
  • 3 oz. Tomato Juice
  • 1 dash Lemon Juice
  • ½ tsp. Worcester Sauce
  • 2-3 drops Tabasco Sauce

Comes in a tall, slim glass and is red all over. Sprinkle with Swarovski before serving at a press conference.

Roddick Fuel

  • 1oz. Rumple Minse
  • 1 oz. Bacardi 151 Rum

Combine and shoot at 145 mph.

Bud Collins

  • 1 ½ ozs. Gin
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • club soda

After a few of these, you’ll be seeing double paisley.

Sex on the Berdych

  • ¾ oz. Chambord
  • ¾ oz. Midori
  • 2 oz. pineapple juice
    splash of cranberry juice

Ahh, what better way to celebrate young love? Choose wisely at what events you order this drink. In bigger stages, it may disappoint without explanation.

Hot Toddy Martin

  • 1 ½ ozs. Whiskey
  • 1 cube of sugar
  • 2 cloves
  • hot water

A drink for the salt-and-pepper set. Why else would one dilute a cocktail with water?

Rusty Nadal

  • 1 oz. Scotch
  • 1 oz. Drambuie

Perfect for drowning your sorrows during cold, Swiss nights (after being denied yet another French Open title). Conversely, can be used to toast stopping someone’s record-breaking clay streak.

Beer-ena Williams

You don’t drink it often, but it’s refreshing when you do.

(photo by Matt)

>> TSF’s u.s. open coverage continues…

short balls: friday edition

September 7, 2007

Nike jumps in: Phenom John Isner has tacked on Nike to his list of endorsements. CNBC’s Darren Rovell had previously reported that Prince signed Isner on to provide his gear.

In the city that never sleeps…: After upsetting Rafael Nadal in the quarters, David Ferrer downed a Big Mac. I highly doubt that it was the only place open at 4 a.m. but hey, we won’t judge. He bounced right back with a win over Chela. Meanwhile, Andy Roddick gets the runs after a fast food experience. Spaniards are built differently, I guess… (

Matches that go into the night: Players, fans, tournament directors, TV honchos — everyone has a stake in whether matches at the Open should stretch far into the night (e.g., Nadal-Ferrer ended at 1:50 a.m.). Some people are for it, some against. What’s your take? (IHT)

The state of the union: The Sun-Sentinel‘s Charles Bricker does a quick update on American men’s tennis.

Sharapova nurses loss (and shoulder) at Fed Cup: Maria Sharapova will be practicing with (and cheering on) the Russian Fed Cup team when they play Italy in the Fed Cup finals in mid-September. The tie will take place in Moscow. (Reuters)

Geek out: IBM, who supports, has put new infrastructure in place to reduce the site’s operating costs by 23%. (via Computerworld)

novotna in nike

September 7, 2007

That’s Jana Novotna playing a U.S. Open Women’s Champions (i.e. exhibition) match against Martina Navratilova. She also played a match against 1997 French Open champ Iva Majoli.

Jana looked good wearing Nike‘s Fall Control Seamless Tank and Skort. She had a great outfit during this year’s Wimbledon, too.

Damn, why couldn’t Jana have dressed like this (instead of this) back when she was an active player?

What do you think of her makeover? Tell us!

>> TSF’s u.s. open coverage continues…

sightings from the stands: djokovic d. moya

September 7, 2007

The second set of men’s quarterfinal matches at the 2007 U.S. Open happened yesterday with the on-fire David Ferrer beating Juan Ignacio “El Flaco” Chela 6-2, 6-3, 7-5; and Novak Djokovic downing 31-year-old Carlos Moya 6-4, 7-6 (7), 6-1.

At the Nole-Moya match, in the stands:

Candice Bergen with husband Marshall Rose, and 30 Rock‘s Alec Baldwin. (That show’s season premiere is set for October 4. I can’t wait!)

And is it just me, or was Carlos the only one who rocked the Nike Global Power Sleeveless shirt?

(match photos via Getty Images, training photo via Kenneth)

>> TSF’s u.s. open coverage continues…

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