Archive for May 10th, 2009

sightings in the stands: more from rome

May 10, 2009

Watermark be damned! It would be criminal NOT to show this picture taken at the Italian Open. Hairy arms + sandalwood fan = best combination ever.

Scoreline: At this semifinal match, Victoria Azarenka lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova 2-6, 4-6. In the final, Kuzie, looking very ladylike in her navy Fila top and with her bangs pinned back, lost in straight sets to fellow Russian Dinara Safina. With this win, Safina takes her first title since reaching the top spot in women’s tennis (on April 20).

FYI, that orange and black ribbon Sveta’s wearing over her left tank strap is the Ribbon of St. George a symbol of Russian military victory in WWII. This holiday is celebrated on May 9.

Buy: Fila Essenza Tank, $35.99, in black/peacoat navy/white; also available as a tank and polo.

(photos via Getty Images)


how swede it is…

May 10, 2009

TSF stopped by LASC a few weeks ago for “On The Ball”, a little shindig to celebrate the arrival of the latest Bjorn Borg undies at this West Hollywood clothing shop.

A pingpong table set up in the storefront caught the eyes of passers-by (models ambivalently rallying in underwear does the trick). Inside, the guests were assaulted with music, booze, and plenty o’clothes, including a rack of Bjorn Borg trunks in bright patterns and prints. The classic solid-colored ones were nowhere to be found, le sad.

Shop: See all the undies at the Bjorn Borg shop.

Photos: Some pics from the party after the cut…

hmm, kolya — is that “flour” in your pastry?

May 10, 2009


Powder took some time out during this week’s Estoril Open to learn about a world-famous Portuguese cake: the Pasteis de Nata. Sabine Lisicki joined him for the tutorial.

Watch: Check out the video here.

Scoreline: Currently ranked 11th in the world (oh, how the mighty have fallen!), Davydenko entered the combined tournament as the second seed. He was upset by James Blake 7-6 (3), 6-7 (2), 3-6 in the semis.

And speaking of white powder, Frenchman Richard Gasquet has now confirmed an initial report by L’Equipe that he tested positive for cocaine during a routine drug test at the Sony Ericsson Open in March. He claims innocence and has begun compiling evidence to prove this to the ITF and the World Doping Agency.

We’re hoping he’s innocent and that the case gets dropped; two years of Gasquet-less tennis would just be too much to handle.

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