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tatiana fuschia lacoste

January 14, 2008


Ultra-feminine shades dominated the SEWTAers’ apparel during this Australian summer, and Tatiana Golovin is no different. She pulls out a 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 win over compatriot Stephanie Cohen Aloro wearing Lacoste in solid fuschia. Sadly for France, Tati faces Aravane Rezai (another Frenchwoman) in the second round.

Not too pink: Golovin tempers the ensemble with a black sports bra and wristband. She played the Hopman Cup in the same style but different colors.

What do you think of the look? Tell us!

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serena’s nike dress in the flesh

January 14, 2008

I feel a little sad that the Golden Globes didn’t happen. Yes, I dread being stuck in awards show traffic, but it’s usually offset by the occassional validation of a great artist (this year’s example: Tina Fey chosen as Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for playing Liz Lemon in 30 Rock) and some amazing photos from the red carpet. The fashion vacuum is being filled by the Australian Open, thank god.


Richard Pagliaro already previewed Serena WilliamsNike outfit for us, and here it is in the flesh. The American No. 1 took out wildcard Jarmila Gajdosova 6-3, 6-3 in her white tunic (paired with fuschia cycling shorts and a berry-colored wristband).

Buy: The Serena Serve Tunic, available at Midwest Sports ($60).

More: Of course she had on some great earrings. See them after the cut…

before and after: melbourne park’s new logo

January 14, 2008

In case you hadn’t noticed, there are new court logos to go with the new blue Plexicushion court surface at this year’s Australian Open.


On the court itself, the logo is blue and white. Here’s Andy Roddick playing his first round match against Lukas Dlouhy (Andy won 6-3, 6-4, 7-5).


And along the walls of the behind the baseline they add black. Here’s Kolya practicing (sleeveless!) on the eve of the tourney.


FYI, This is how the courts looked last year…

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fashion focus: as expected, a nike switcheroo for masha’s australian open dress

January 14, 2008


The case of the mystery tennis dress Nike designed for Maria Sharapova‘s Australian Open appearance was solved today when Maria played first round match against Croatian Jelena Kostanic Tosic. By the way, the scoreline: Masha wins 6-4, 6-3.

Wimbledon flashback? So Maria takes care of business with a white version (reminiscent of what adidas by Stella McCartney put on Maria Kirilenko for Wimbledon ’07). The pleats and other detailing keep it classy, and it’s offset by the youthful embroidery in the visor and the berry accents in the visor. Even Maria’s underwear (picture) channeled Tati‘s red knickers. FYI: Berry is a shade from Nike’s spring palette.

What do you think of Masha’s dress? Tell us!

By the way… We speculated, based on Nike’s Spring 2008 retail plan, that brown pleated wonder would be the outfit (after all, it was called the “Sharapova Dress”), but then it showed up on Dani Hantuchova at last week’s Sydney Medibank International.


Of course Masha wouldn’t be caught dead wearing the same dress as anyone else. That, and the fabrics ended up with sweat patterns that were ultra-unflattering. I hope Dani finds something else for the next two weeks.

(photos by Getty Images)

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no more singles for arnaud, but will play doubles with llodra

January 14, 2008

FYI, I’m not entirely in love with “Nono” as a nickname for Arnaud Clement, but it might stick over time…


He lost to Rainer Schuettler in the first round of the Australian Open. The German prevailed 4-6, 2-6, 7-6 (3), 4-6. Arnaud had a couple of costume changes with that bandana, wearing the purple, the baby blue, and this red/yellow one I haven’t noticed before.

More left: Lucky for us, there’s more of Clement to see this week. He’s entered in doubles with Michael Llodra as the seventh seeds.

(photo by Getty Images)

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