Archive for March 28th, 2008

upping the ante with juan monaco

March 28, 2008

Juan Monaco - Copa Telmex 2008

Rich: I’ll see your Nole and raise you a Juan Monaco.

Here he is on Valentine’s Day hanging out at the courts of the Copa Telmex in Buenos Aires, Argentina, while recovering from the ankle injury that took him out of the running at the Movistar Open in Chile.

Bonus round: At this week’s Sony Ericsson Open, Juan went with Jesse Levine, Jonathan Erlich, Andy Ram, Flavia Pennetta, Katarina Srebotnik, Tamira Paszek, and Sabine Lisicki to the Miami Seaquarium where they enjoyed an afternoon with dolphins.

(Copa photo via La Nacion; dolphin photo via ATP)


mishit: are you trying to forget about jelena jankovic’s dress?

March 28, 2008

Jelena Jankovic - Sony Ericsson Players Party 2008

Jelena Jankovic‘s dress from the kick-off party has been seared into our minds. And just when we were getting ready to forget about it, we ran across a photo of the dress… taken from the back.


(photo by SEWTA)

fashion focus: serena’s spring

March 28, 2008

Serena Williams - Sony Ericsson Open 2008

Serena Williams began her title defense at the Sony Ericsson Open with an easy 6-1, 6-2 win over Edina Gallovits in the second round.

Serena continues the conservative and feminine look that Maria Sharapova started with her “librarian” from YEC 2007. The solid pastel separates are accented with thin contrasting colors at the hems, collars, and sleeves.

Nike - Serena Williams - Spring 2008

What do you think of the pieces? Tell us!

Buy: Nike Volley Top, short-sleeved, in Lilac Ice (shown), Blue Chill, and Dark Obsidian, $50; Rally Skirt, in black/white and white/black (shown), $50.

(photo by AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

if you’re planning marat’s retirement party…

March 28, 2008

Marat Safin - Sony Ericsson Open 2008

…you can put your good china away — for now.

Although the former World No. 1 is hanging around at No. 90, and has won only one match in six so far this year (he lost to American Bobby Reynolds at this week’s Sony Ericsson Open), he’s not going anywhere:

“I’m trying, and it doesn’t come out my way. But (that) doesn’t mean that I have to stop because I’m not winning matches. I enjoy what I’m doing… I have plenty of cash to do what I want to do, so what I want to do is play tennis.”

I was going to write a post about how much longer Safin can sustain these kinds of losses before he conteplates retirement, but clearly it’s of no concern. Whew.

Safin also reminded reporters to look on the bright side, highlighting his determination to keep playing even after a severe left knee injury three years ago that forced him to change his style of play.

“It takes a lot of courage, you know, to try and still go on the court when you’re ranked 85 in the world… So I need to get some credit for that. I could have retired after I got injured with the knee, I could have retired right there, but I was trying. I’m trying already for three years, so I deserve some credit for that also.

Yep, we’ll give you the credit you deserve. Speaking of giving: adidas, can you give Marat some new clothes? Lime’s time is over.

(photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images; story via Reuters)

kick-off party photo: andy roddick in lacoste

March 28, 2008

Andy Roddick - Sony Ericsson Open 2008

Andy Roddick, the prominent face of Lacoste‘s spring campaign, looked delicious in his appearance at a Manhattan party last week. He showed up at Wednesday’s Sony Ericsson Open players’ party (in Lacoste, of course). See what he wore after the cut…

trophy watch: wta tour’s 2007 player awards

March 28, 2008

SEWTA Tour 2007 Players Awards

The SEWTA Tour gave out their 2007 Players Awards in Miami on Thursday.

Comeback player of the year: Lindsay Davenport

Newcomer: Agnes Szavay

Most improved: Ana Ivanovic (who jumped from No. 14 to No. 4 within the season)

Player of the year: Justine Henin, wearing a grey cropped tuxedo jacket and a rhinstoned Armani tee

Doubles team of the year: Cara Black (short) and Liezel Huber (tall)

(photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

the breathing strip is back!

March 28, 2008

Janko Tipsarevic - Sony Ericsson Open 2008

Janko Tipsarevic won his first round match at the Sony Ericsson Open against Taiwanese player Yen-Hsun Lu 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.

(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

>> TSF’s sony ericsson open coverage

kick-off party photos: james blake and svetlana kuznetsova

March 28, 2008


I don’t care if Svetlana Kuznetsova looks like Ashton Kutcher in this photo — this is the best I’ve seen her look off-court!

Save for the slightly-too-long cuffs on that jacket, James Blake, as usual, looks pretty darn good.

(photos by Getty Images)

>> meanwhile, a vegas showgirl’s costume went missing…
>> party photo: serena williams at the seo kick-off party

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