Archive for March 8th, 2008

Venus isn’t done: in Bangalore, a new EleVen tank

March 8, 2008

Venus Williams - EleVen - Bangalore 08

We were tickled pink by Venus‘ latest tank from EleVen. She wore this in the quarters of the Bangalore Open against Vera Zvonareva.

And her hair is growing in quite nicely after that awkward Zac Efron phase. Those curls remind me of Lucian Freud portraits.

Next best thing: For those of you who didn’t get tickets for the SamprasFederer exo at Madison Square Garden on Monday night, you should console yourself at the last day of the exhibit featuring the etching work of Freud at MoMA.


guillermo canas has a slow start in 2008

March 8, 2008

Guillermo Canas - Topper - Spring 08

It’s been almost a year since Guillermo Canas handed Roger Federer back-to-back tournament losses (at Indian Wells and Miami). He’s off to a much slower start in 2008, having only entered in two tournaments (Acapulco and Las Vegas) so far.

Topper, his sponsor, gets on the stripe bandwagon with this spring Sublimado crewneck. I’m waiting for an optical illusion, but I don’t think there’s one there.

Browse: Check out all of the Argentinian sportswear company’s goods here.

serena vs. venus: ugly match, cute clothes

March 8, 2008

It’s a given that a match between the Williams sisters won’t produce great tennis. Lots of psychological sibling factors come into play (blood is thicker, after all), leading to awkward error-filled games.

Thankfully, they can keep me entertained with their clothes.


Serena wears the Nike Bloom Tunic from the Nike Cruise collection. She throws in some New Blue with her bandana and shorts.


And no tennis outfit of hers would be complete without some bling. In this case, she opts out of big earrings (even though “big earrings elevate any outfit,” she tells Marie Claire) and instead goes with a gold tote.

Snoop around: Marie Claire also got some insight into Serena’s make-up bag (from Henri Bendel, no less). Her make-up for matches, though, is another story: that bag is “a whole separate trunk, filled only with things that are melt-proof.”

Henri Bendel Make-up Bag

Buy: If you want your own Henri Bendel make-up bag, check out the goods here.

novak: for now, stay away from the white

March 8, 2008


Novak, this colorway you wore during your first round match in Dubai (against Fabrice Santoro) is not doing anything for you. Stick to the blues and blacks from this season’s adidas offerings. Those look a lot better on you.

Buy: adidas Competition 5 Polos, $46.99.

Scoreline: Nole lost to Andy Roddick in the semis.

(photos by Getty Images)

flashback: a scruffy roddick at SI’s swimsuit party

March 8, 2008


American Andy Roddick took some time out of his busy 2008 schedule (no time for shaving!) to attend last month’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue party. Also in attendance was model Brooklyn Decker, who’s been linked to Andy as of late.

The magazine threw the party at 7 World Trade Center‘s event space. See more photos here.

Scoreline: Andy, who split with coach Jimmy Connors last week, won the 2008 Dubai title this week by beating Feliciano Lopez.


Good move by Andy to put a dark shirt under that dark blazer.


But in the interest of full disclosure, we have a thing for religious icons. Here’s how I dressed for Halloween a few years ago.


More scruff: Dmitry Tursunov was on the same boat in Dubai. He lost in the first round to Richard Gasquet.

V-necks: 2, Marat Safin: 2-6, 1-6

March 8, 2008


I present exhibit B in the case for v-necks. Here’s Marat Safin in his first round loss to Lleyton Hewitt at the Tennis Channel Open in Las Vegas.

(photos by Getty Images)

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