Archive for March 22nd, 2008

sharapova drops out of miami; nike previews her french open look

March 22, 2008

It’s official: Maria Sharapova has dropped out of next week’s Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Fla.

“I’ve been playing a lot of tennis, flying a lot, and it’s all been work since I took a week off after the championships,” she told reporters. “It’s pretty much been nonstop from the season to all the tournaments I’ve been playing, and Fed Cup as well. It takes a toll on your body and your mind. You feel like you have to go out on the court and, you know, spend a lot of emotion and energy out there, and sometimes you just don’t have it for every match.”

She also mentioned wondering why she would be tired this early in the season (if it’s not mono, then it’s probably all that jetsetting, dear). Of course, money is of no concern vs. taking care of her body, so Sharapova will pony up the stiff fine that goes along with skipping this mandatory SEWTA tournament.

What she’ll likely wear in Paris: We at TSF are sad to hear about Sharapova’s withdrawal, especially since it might have been a chance for Nike to unveil a new outfit for the Siberian Siren. In the meantime, we’ll feast our eyes on what will likely be her outfit for the 2008 French Open. See the pictures after the cut…


fashion focus: it’s in the details

March 22, 2008

Now that there are only seven folks left standing in Indian Wells (both men’s semis still to be contested, plus one semi between Jelena Jankovic and Ana Ivanovic, the winner whom will face Sveta Kuznetsova in the finals), it’s time to look back at some fun fashion from the tournament.

Dmitry Tursunov - Indian Wells 2008

ATP vlogger Dmitry Tursunov wore this textured white Fila cap during his match against Juan Ignacio Chela.

Donald Young - Indian Wells 2008

I saw the bracelets on Donald Young up close during a hitting session last weekend, and I’m glad there was a photographer who picked it up. Here he is in a match against Rafael Nadal.

Galina Voskoboeva - Indian Wells 2008

Galina Voskoboeva fell to Vera Zvonareva in the third round, but not before taking out 22nd seed Michaella Krajicek in the round prior. Nice smiley face dampener, and look at the floral pattern on that hem!

now global, bollittieri goes viral

March 22, 2008

Nick Bollettieri’s blog

Now that Nick Bollittieri’s gone global (his academy has an outpost in Dubai), he’s moving on to going viral. Check out Nick’s Picks to read Bollettieri’s thoughts on this week’s action from Indian Wells.

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