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ukranian fashion show

September 26, 2007

Striking a pose (left to right): Katerina Bondarenko, unknown, Alona Bondarenko, Tatiana Perebiynis, Oksana Teplyakova, unknown.

The $100k Kharkov tourney from earlier this month hosted a fashion show for the ladies.

Because of the bright blue and yellow pastels (read: Ukrainian flag), some fans are speculating that these were designed for upcoming Fed Cup ties. How fun — we’re all about it!

Whodunit?: does anyone know who designed these outfits?

Our faves: Teplyakova in a spaghetti strap top, Perebiynis in an empire waist dress and in a tiered ruffle skirt, and Alona in assymetrical blue.

Bondarenkos wear the mishits: Alona in a purple dress which takes the tennis theme too far; Katerina wears a cutaway dress. That’s gonna make for some horrible tan lines.

What do you think of the dresses? Tell us!

One more photo after the cut…


serena won’t be outdone…

September 19, 2007

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Not to be outdone by the babes in Beijing and the cuties in Calcutta, Serena Williams put on a Catherine Malandrino for the red carpet premiere of The KingdomJamie Foxx‘s latest war movie — on Monday night in Westwood (gotta love it when the glass bricks of Diddy Riese become the backdrop).

Serena’s a big fan of the designer (she’s worn Malandrino’s bright, geometric-print dresses before); this time, she chose a silver empire waist halter and paired with it some strappy Christian Louboutins.

(via AllUrbanGossip)

>> catherine malandrino website
>> serena wears malandrino to vicks presscon
>> serena at the espys

party pics: china open serves up the ladies

September 18, 2007

The top crop of ladies vying for the China Open title this week — Svetlana Kuznetsova, Jelena Jankovic, Amelie Mauresmo (welcome back!), Elena Dementieva, Lindsay Davenport, and Martina Hingis — were all present at this promo event which had them clad in cheongsams (traditional Chinese dresses). All except for Lindsay, who was wearing her LBD. I wonder why?

This is the first off-court dress I’ve LOVED on Amelie. As usual, Jelena and Elena were looking good.

Best dressed award goes to Hingis, though. Maybe it’s the dress + the curly hair + devilish smile? Whatever she did, it worked!

Who do you think dressed best? Tell us!

(photos by O Sports)

style short balls: tennis week magazine, sunfeast fashion, hingis’ gear, agassi’s sandals, etc.

September 18, 2007

Back in the fray: IMG-backed Tennis Week Magazine furthers its makeover plans by announcing an eight-issue publication schedule for 2008 and a relaunch of its website ( in November. The publication will be headed by Randy Master. TSF can’t wait to see the goods! (via marketwire)

Speaking of IMG: LAT reports that ex-HBO Chief Executive Chris Albrecht has been brought in to IMG to beef up domestic distribution of programming surrounding the agency-owned events (such as fashion weeks, sporting events, etc.).

[Insert slicing pun here]: This cute chopping board via hopehope.

Hingis decides on racquet: TSF doesn’t usually talk racquets, but it piqued our interest that Martina Hingis did not have a racquet sponsor for most of the summer — she played with an all-black demo (with a white grip) — but that has now changed. Per Stephanie Myles, Hingis is now playing with the Yonex RQiS 2.

PETA, Can You Hear Me?: Hingis owns up to owning a fancy chinchilla shawl. It’s cold in Switzerland, she says. (via Tennis Week)

(OT) Patrolling London: The Times‘ London Fashion Week coverage has this great bit on the eccentric men darting around at the shows.

Agassi flips out: Andre Agassi slapped Target with a lawsuit for continuing to market flip-flops with the Agassi name even after his reps had told the retailer to stop. The sandals, once sold under “Mossimo Agassi”, are now just Mossimo. (Buy the sandals.) (via

Rebound Ace RIP: It makes sense (timing-wise) that the Australian Open’s courts are already being torn up in time for 2008’s first Grand Slam.

Speaking of effed up courts: Unlike the entire Serbian team, the clay courts used for the Davis Cup tie between Australia and Serbia (hosted in Belgrade) aren’t so hot.

Calcutta serves up a fashion ‘Feast: The Sunfeast Open in Calcutta rode into town a week after the latest India Fashion Week. And so to open this week’s tournament, the ladies participated in the Miss Players Fashion show on Sunday night. Maria Kirilenko, wore an evening dress from Wills Lifestyle. Other players who walked down the runway: Marion Bartoli, also in a black dress; Yaroslova Shvedova and Hana Smorova, both in capris and t-shirts; Sunitha Rao, dressed in red and white; Tara Iyer; Alexandra Wosniak; and Vania King.

Kirilenko’s photo: See a photo of Kirilenko in her black dress after the cut…

another look: agnes szavay + marta makany

September 6, 2007

The dream U.S. Open run of Agnes Szavay ended with her loss to Svetlana Kuznetsova in the quarters.

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Above’s another look at her outfit designed by Hungarian designer Marta Makany. (See Agnes’ other outfits and Makany’s other designs.)

Even Tennis World’s Peter Bodo was impressed that she hasn’t chosen to wear off-the-rack Nike or adidas.

We love the braids, the halter, and the pleats!

>> TSF’s u.s. open coverage continues…

masha’s day dress: now you see it, now you don’t

September 1, 2007

Poor Nike Day Dress. First, the bastard stepsister of Maria Sharapova‘s red U.S. Open night match outfit didn’t get as much play at Maria’s press conference last week (it stayed on a mannequin while red dress got the photo opp).

And on the court, the Day Dress only got one cameo this year (and a not-so-happy one at that): the World No. 2 and defending champion lost today to 30th seed Agnieszka Radwanska 4-6, 6-1, 2-6 in a performance that disgusted even Masha’s father Yuri, who packed up his stuff and left his seat before the match was over(!).

Sadly, the dress didn’t look so good in action. The skyline detail would have been better off as beading instead of print.

What’d you think? Tell us!

Buy: The Day Dress is available in White/Black (as worn by Masha) or in Black/White. Both for $95.00 at Midwest Sports.

fashion: agnes szavay + designer marta makany

August 31, 2007

At this year’s U.S. Open, Hungarian SEWTAer Agnes Szavay knocked off the hard-hitting Michaella Krajicek in the second round 7-6 (4), 6-3. She did so wearing the simple white dress she’s had all summer — an outfit designed by compatriot Marta Makany.

On the catwalk: Above are photos of of Makany’s ’07/’08 collection presented on Dec. 4, 2006 in Budapest. (And you can see clothes from previous collections in this video.)

More, more!: Szavay is next scheduled to face Russian Nadia Petrova. Let’s hope her success continues, if only so Makany can create more clothes for her. I’d like to see those layered pleat dresses on the court.

(photos via Reuters)

fashion focus: maria kirilenko in stella mccartney

August 29, 2007

Unseeded Russian Maria Kirilenko impressed us with her 6-3, 6-1 win over Martina Muller in a first round match at yesterday’s U.S. Open.

She wore the Dark Bronco (that’s “chocolate”) tennis dress from the adidas by Stella McCartney Fall/Winter ’07 collection — a much better choice than her 2007 white Wimbledon dress, the fabric of which was gathering awkwardly at her hip with every lunge.

The dress has lace detail on the straps and along the collar. Kirilenko paired it with a Bronco (that’s “light brown”) visor and pearl earrings.

Buy: $120 from

fashion focus: maria’s red dress in action

August 29, 2007

During yesterday’s first evening session at the 2007 U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, Russian superstar Maria Sharapova trounced Roberta Vinci, 6-0, 6-1 as she debuted her red dress.

Glam, 2.0: Maria paired the dress with nice pearl drop earrings and a black warm-up jacket with sheer sleeves. I must say the dress looked as good on her last night as it did atop Rockefeller Center last week.

Other notes: Did anyone else think that the crystals on her dress were catching the lights funny? I hope she doesn’t blind any of her opponents.

She served some double faults at the end of her match, showing some signs that her shoulder’s acting up. Will she have enough to go through seven matches?

Buy: The red dress available for $125.

(photos via Daily Mail and Getty Images)

>> the busy (and fabulous life) of maria sharapova
>> TSF’s u.s. open coverage

fashion preview: venus’ u.s. open outfits

August 23, 2007

Funny that this morning I was wondering what Reebok was making for Venus to wear at this year’s U.S. Open. As you might know, Venus’ crazy sponsorship deal — which paid $40 million over five years starting in 2000 — wasn’t renewed because of all her injuries (poor thing). But she had worked out a deal that paid her to wear these short shorts at Wimbledon.

Now she’s bounced back by partnering up with Steve & Barry’s for her clothing line EleVen (at an announcement that overshadowed the Masha/Nike red dress junket yesterday, I might add). Venus will wear some of pieces on the court in Flushing Meadows, including this dress and $15 (!) pair of shoes above.

I think that color will look good on her. And I LOVE the collar on that sleeveless top. Brava!

Bonus round: CNBC’s Darren Rovell did a great interview with Howard Schacter, Steve & Barry’s Chief Partnerships Officer. Read it here.

fashion focus: sharapova’s u.s. open day dress + where’s the “skyline”?

August 23, 2007

Here’s a picture of the day dress that Nike designed for Sharapova to wear at this year’s U.S. Open. As we reported earlier, it has a black and white design depicting the New York skyline. It’s really cute!

I thought the dress merited as much attention as the coral (night match) dress that Sharapova wore to the junket. Instead, it got relegated to the mannequins along with Masha’s past fashion hits.

Skyline? What skyline?: I received a few e-mails wondering how the 600 Swarovski crystals formed a skyline on the red night match dress. It’ll make more sense if you think of it a bird’s eye view of Manhattan. The image displayed on that flatscreen above should help you out.

(day dress photo by Getty Images, night dress photo by Nike)

fashion preview: sharapova’s U.S. Open dress

August 22, 2007

(photo provided by Nike)

TSF was on hand at tonight’s unveiling of Maria Sharapova‘s 2007 U.S. Open dress. The event, held at the Top of the Rock, opened with an exhibit of Maria’s past fashion hits, including her 2004 Wimbledon whites (with that awesome slit), her 2006 U.S. Open dress (the Breakfast at Tiffany’s ensemble), and her pink tutu get-up from the 2006 French Open.

The dresses: Maria then came out and introduced her two Nike looks for this year’s Open, both “inspired by New York”. The day dress has an abstracted image of the City’s skyline in black and white to create a negative-print effect. The night dress, in red (coral, really), features the same skyline pattern but illustrated with 600 Swarovski crystals. (It’s the first red dress Maria’s worn as a pro.)

A techie innovation: There’s NO SEWING on the dress at all; all the pieces of Dri-fit fabric are bonded together for minimal abrasion and maximum comfort.

Shoes: She’ll wear white Nike sneakers with red soles to match the red of the dress. Black tongues on the shoes will complement her day outfit.

So, what do you think of the dress? Tell us!

Let’s not forget the purse: Masha will walk onto the courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center carrying her belongings in a six-racquet bag from her eponymous limited edition collection by Prince. The bag’s exterior is made with patent leather and detailed with fuschia-colored velour.

The Tour bag (which holds six racquets) will retail at $70.00, while the three-racquet bag will go for $50.00. Both will go on sale on November 1. (via OTB)

fashion preview: a closer look at vaidisova’s u.s. open outfit

August 22, 2007

Reebok threw a birthday party for Nicole Vaidisova back in April and announced her U.S. Open attire on the same night. We posted photos of the outfits but none were detailed. Here’s a closer look:

Day matches: Nicole will wear the Fall Premier Dress (but in a powder blue) for her day matches. This dress’ white version made an appearance at Wimby ’07.

Warm-up: The dress will be paired with the Premier Jacket, which has gold zippers and piping plus a tonal print on the back.

Under the lights: Vaidisova will play her night matches in the Premier Tank and Skort. The tank, like her day dress, has a racerback. It’s sewn from a fabric with heat-embossed floral pattern. It also has stretch gold ribbon binding with bow at center of neckline (cute!!!) and shimmer mesh side panels.

Of course, all items feature Reebok’s PlayDry technology, which accelerates evaporation, increases ventilation, and reduces abrasion without trapping the body’s thermal energy.

Buy: Reebok Fall Premier Dress, $53.99; Fall Premier Jacket, $65.99; Fall Premier Action Tank and Skort, $36.99 and $44.99 respectively. All available here.

fashion focus: u.s. open + polo ralph lauren, pt. 2

July 27, 2007

Now let’s take a peek at the clothes. Polo Ralph Lauren continues as the official clothing sponsor for this year’s U.S. Open.


Official outfits: That’s the official ballboy outfit on the left and the official lineman outfit on the right. I find the yellow/blue scheme hard on the eyes, but the collar on the track jacket is cute. Still, I prefer the RL grass court uniforms over these. (The Wimbledon collection, for both officials and non-, was just better.)

Other picks: I like the Striped Lisle Polo (shown in red) and the Custom Big Pony Polo (in blue). I’m really in love with the Big Pony logo…


Women’s: The linewoman outfit is on the right. Ho hum. The yellow diagonal stripe on the ballgirl skirt (top row, middle pic) is a nice touch.

Other picks: the orange Elena Polo, the Pony tee (with a Big Pony in gold!!) and the sleeveless pleated dress (also with gold pony).

Buy: As usual, all these items are for sale. Here’s the link.

What do you think of the collection? Tell us.

>> RL’s U.S. Open collection: accessories
>> nike fashion: looking towards the U.S. Open
>> RL looks for line officials and ballpersons of Wimbledon
>> RL’s Wimbledon collection

fashion focus: vaidisova’s golden performance

July 6, 2007


Czech Nicole Vaidisova left her golden mark at this year’s Wimbledon with a quiet and impressive quarterfinal appearance (after being drowned out by Serbia-mania throughout the first week).

She made her run dressed in a white Reebok dress with gold trim; she’ll wear one in a blue/silver colorway for the U.S. Open later this year.

This outfit’s thin lines are much more flattering than the huge white swaths that cut through her dresses at the Australian and the French (in yellow and orange, respectively).

What do you think of the outfit? Tell us.

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>> mauresmo’s wimbledon dress from reebok
>> vaidisova turns 18, shows off new U.S. Open clothes
>> Tennis Served Fresh’s Wimbledon coverage

adidas by stella mccartney — SALE

July 4, 2007


Speaking of adidas by Stella McCartney, they’re having a sale on the spring line. There are some delicious tennis pieces in the collection. I’ve put up my picks (including non-tennis items) above.

Happy Independence Day, everyone!

p.s. are any of you watching the Venus/Sharapova match right now? It’s pretty good!!!

>> kirilenko and adidas by stella mccartney at wimbledon

kirilenko and stella mccartney at wimbledon ’07

July 4, 2007


Russian Maria Kirilenko wore this adidas by Stella McCartney spring line dress for her Wimbledon match this year.

The top looks much like the blouse Maria was wearing at this year’s French, which is cute, but that small slit down both legs made the fabric gather awkwardly anytime she had to take big steps.

What do you think of the outfit? Tell us.

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>> kirilenko’s french open outfit
>> adidas by stella mccartney line released
>> Tennis Served Fresh’s Wimbledon coverage

fashion focus: the many looks of akiko morigami

July 2, 2007

The spectacle of Swan Lake dresses, surreal hair extensions, and gold gear can make it easy to overlook consistent fashion performers on the tennis circuit. We at Tennis Served Fresh like to call them out when we spot them. Today’s post is on the many looks of Akiko Morigami in Fila.

(JFTR, Akiko would have buried Venus in the Graveyard of Champions had their third round match not been postponed because of rain.)

For the grass season she chose to go with separates. Her top has ruffled sleeves, a (ruffled) gathered waist, and is bisected by a black curved line that gives the otherwise white top some definition. For Eastbourne, her kit was blue with white trim (below, right).

Morigami paired her cute lace skirt with a black/navy blue fabric belt.

What do you think of the outfit? Tell us.

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Click here to see the rest of her 2007 Fila dresses…

Venus reserved in black

May 29, 2007

Perhaps Venus Williams wants her game to do the talking at this year’s French Open? She and Reebok left all the color at home and opted for a muted, all-black look. (and again, the purse.)

What do you think about her Roland Garros look? Tell us.


Variations on a Theme, by Serena Williams

May 28, 2007

Serena Williams and Nike continue their study of pink and purple, this time in the form of a sports bra with a halter dress (and a long sleeved layer for when it gets cold).

What do YOU think about her look? Tell us.

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