petrova: first comes dress, then comes game


Nadia Petrova‘s been trying to change a lot of things about her tennis life. First, she very recently started working with a coach — an arrangement she made with ITA. She expressed that the relationship was still young (they’ve only been working for a week or so), but comes at a very crucial time (it’s a week before The Open!).

At least Nadia can focus her energy solely on perfecting her technique, especially since it looks like she has found a good clothing sponsor in Ellesse after parting ways with Airness and flirting with EleVen.

She and the Italian company have settled down since the circus left town back in January, putting her in a variety decent separates throughout the year (that navy blue French Open outfit comes to mind).

And at this week’s Pilot Pen Tennis tournament, which saw her ride into the sunset after a seesaw first-round match against compatriot Anna Chakvetadze, Nadia wore a loose, low-waisted periwinkle dress (complete with a bow on the waist) that flatters her body shape. It moved well while Anna moved her around the court.

On to New York: Nadia can reflect on being a victim of PPT’s no-bye draw as she heads to New York early to settle into her Long Island rental — with a jacuzzi, of course — and acclimate to the courts and conditions of the USTABJKNTC. Good luck with the last major of the year, Nadia!

Scoreline: Meanwhile, Chakvetadze faces Sybille Bammer in the second round today.

Up close: Some detail shots of Petrova’s PPT outfit after the cut…



4 Responses to “petrova: first comes dress, then comes game”

  1. PrinceTennis Says:

    Do You Know Prince? While gearing up for the U.S. Open, Prince is giving you the chance to test your tennis IQ and even win new gear.
    Visit Or visit us on Facebook ( or Twitter ( for additional daily Prince trivia and opportunities for complimentary Prince equipment!

  2. Jamie RS Says:

    I don’t see a hideous a-symmetrical ruffle going on this dress, so it’s certainly an upgrade.

  3. Carlie M Says:

    I have followed Nadia throughout the years, and she has changed coaches as much as I change underwear. I thought that the her previous coach was the best thing that had happened to her. I had previously discarded her, and I saw her come back to top ten form, and you could see her radiate. The positive attitude, and confidence that had been lacking in her game flourished with him as her coach, and she even stated that in previous interviews when talking about him shaking off her mid career blues. I am not sure why tennis players try to fix things that aren’t broken. Nevertheless; I hope, that she comes back one day because I would hate to have her look back at her career, and realized the HUGE mistake that she has made by changing her coach, whom was such a great asset to her career. Nadia good luck at the open, nothing would make your followers more happy đŸ™‚

  4. chloe hamlin Says:

    i follow nadia’s tennis also. im exicited to see her dressed so up to date but functional. please tell me a place i can buy some of her dresses. they are so cute. i play jr tennis.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: