Archive for July 24th, 2009

headstrong franky

July 24, 2009

Frank Dancevic seems to like Indianapolis, and we seem to like that bandana he’s wearing. Sporting American colors at The Indy Tennis Championships, the Canadian won a big battle in the quarterfinals, avenging his 2007 Indy final loss to looker Dmitry Tursunov 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2.

The Canadian drove to the tournament with his girlfriend last week, as he did in ’07 when he was a finalist. Maybe this time the headwear will spur him all the way to the top of the medal stand. We sure hope so.

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In a white, striped Fila polo looked great with bright red shorts. But how can you not love that bandana? His long locks are tucked in nicely, and Frank seems to be playing with confidence knowing he won’t be blinded by all that humidity-induced sweat.

(photo via getty images)


sticking around

July 24, 2009

One of our fave t-shirt makers, Stick It Wear?!, has launched a brand new set of tees for the fall season, full of new characters and designs for tennis-savvy, fashion forward individuals.

Joe Duricathe creator and designer of SIW, has been a tennis fan since his childhood days in Chicago, and now spends time in his Southern California studio screening shirts and creating fantastic art. 

Joe called on simpler colors for his fall line, launching Martina Navratilova and James Blake-inspired tees, along with re-vamped selections for Novak Djokovic, Pete Sampras and Andy Roddick. His “from Hero to Icon” slogan is as creative as the names he gives his shirts: “Czech Defect” for the Martina selection, “Block J” for Blake and “Thy Once King” for the Sampras style, seen below.

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Durica’s line began a few years ago, and as the brand has grown, you can now find his merchandise online at Tennis Warehouse and through sporting goods retailer Midwest Sports. Not only are his creative stylings on trendy tennis tees, but due to popular demand, Joe now does car decals, which he is sure to mention go well on tennis bags, too. Prices are reasonable, ranging from $20 for a simple tee to $54.99 for a stenciled hoodie.

More of his delish designs after the cut…



July 24, 2009

Yes, folks, the babies are here! Mirka Vavrinec popped out twin girls – who will no doubt rival Lauren Davenport at Wimbledon 2027 – last night in Switzerland with Roger by here side.

TSF nabbed the first EXCLUSIVE pics of the little tennis champs, who Fed announced will be called Myla Rose and Charlene Riva. We’re pretty sure that’s Myla on the left, but they REALLY are twins, right?! Looks like little CharChar takes after Daddy in the crying category…


In any case, congrats to the happy parents from all of us here at TSF!

(photo illustration by erwin ong)

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