Archive for May 27th, 2009

venus, animal style

May 27, 2009

Venus Williams and her EleVen line continue to run around like headless chickens, showing off outfits — one prettier than the next — even after their backer, Steve & Barry, declared bankruptcy a while back.

And for the 2009 French Open, Venus follows up her Hypercolor spring dress with this abstract take on animal print, which reminds us of Matthew Williamson‘s recent collection for H&M. (If you haven’t seen the latter, click here for the tiger/butterfly dress and here for the peacock-themed goods.)

Scoreline: Venus beat former fashion great Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the first round, and faces Lucie Safarova (sigh, that once would have been a juicy contest) in the second round. Venus will likely run into Li Na in the fourth; TSF predicts that the Chinese player will take out Sharapova in the round prior — you heard it here first!

Up close: This Venus dress is the same as the one she wore from Miami through Warsaw. See some more pics of the outfit in action after the cut…

jelena’s spring blues

May 27, 2009

You know, we’ve been really impressed by a lot of the clothes debuting at this French Open — especially with the ladies. They’ve been been hitting out of the park, haven’t they? (And we’re not even done posting yet!)

So we’re officially ready to let our guard down with Jelena Jankovic. She was flip-flopping for a while there, mixing great fashion choices with some couture catastrophes, forcing us to withhold our applause and love for one of tennis’ biggest draws. But after that gorgeous dress she wore to Cannes, this pink one at a reception for Serbian prez Boris Tadic, and now her French Open ANTA outfit, we’re ready to leave the love faucet on full blast for Jelena.

Ms. Jankovic opened her 2009 French Open campaign in a bright blue dress accented with an asian floral print down the side and back panels. We’re all about that frilly skirt, too. What do you think of this dress? Tell us!

Scoreline: Jelena got lumped in the bottom half of the draw, and we don’t foresee any hiccups until her quarterfinal vs. Serena Williams (though our friend Chris’ bracket has Wozniacki beating Jelena in the round of 16).

More: See detail shots of her blue, blue (did we say “blue”?) outfit — including fingernails, hairpins, shoes, and maybe mascara (one can only hope) — all after the cut…

photo feed: leonardo mayer upsets james blake

May 27, 2009

If Argentina and Andy Roddick had a love child, qualifier Leonardo Mayer would be it. The 22-year-old upset James Blake in the first round of the 2009 French Open with a 7-6 (6), 7-5, 6-2 win.

Someone get him in touch with the Roland Garros barber and he’ll be golden.

Scoreline: Leonardo will face Tommy Haas in the second round, and then the winner of the hotfest that is Simone Bolelli vs. Jeremy Chardy.

More: A few more pics of Mayer — who’s wearing Olympikusafter the cut…


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