Thursday, April 16, 2009

Djokovic with Nipple Tassels on HEAD Commercial

Commentators and fans alike have been asking where the demonstrative side of Novak Djokovic has gone to? Some believe that he has gotten less playful on the court after he climbed to the #3 ranking in the world. He has also appeared tighter after he failed to defend his Indian Wells and Australian Open titled.

Even though, he now will soon lose his #3 spot to Andy Murray there are signs that his old playful self is making a comeback.

Djokovic gives an over-the-top performance in his latest commercial for the racquet manufacturer, HEAD. Highlights include a red puddle, a boy band stint, a tantalizing scent with a grandmother and, as always, he takes off his shirt. Only this time, when he bares his chest, he reveals a pair of nipple tassels.

Click here and enjoy the show!

Mrs. Federer Flaunts Hefty Rock

Mrs. Federer, Mirka Vavrinec, flaunted her hefty wedding ring in Monte Carlo, just days after her marriage with Roger Federer. Unfortunately, we won't be seeing much of it in this tournament.

Roger Federer failed to advance beyond the third round when he lost to Stanislas Wawrinka today, 6-4, 7-5. Wawrinka was his Olympics doubles partner in Beijing and is currently ranked 16 in the world.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Serena Williams Attends New Yorkers for Children Spring Dinner Dance

Serena Williams pulled-out of this week's Family Circle Cup and attends a benefit concert in New York. The event called Friends Committee Spring Dinner Dance: A Foll's Fête for the New Yorkers for Children, a non-profit organization that aims to make a difference for the estimated 17,000 children in New York City in foster care. The tennis star looked stunning in her purple haltered empire-waist floor-length dress accentuated with bejeweled empire band. Serena accessorized with a pair of simple hoop earrings.

Caroline Wozniacki: Tennis Runway Spotlight

Up and coming teenage tennis star Caroline Wozniacki won her 1st WTA title for 2009 last week against Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak 6-1, 6-2 at Ponte Verde Beach, Florida. This is her 4th WTA career title.

Wozniacki is the only Danish woman currently in the top 100. A string of victories in 2008 pushed her career-high ranking to number 12 from 64 puts her on Tennis Runway Spotlight. The 18-year-old player from Odense moves beautifully off the court and her latest victory in Ponte Verde Beach puts her center stage in the Tennis Runway spotlight.

After losing to Australian wild card Jelena Dokic at this year’s Australian Open it would be interesting to see how she performs in the other Grand Slams this year.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Roger Beats Roddick on Wedding Day

Andy Roddick played true to form and lost to Roger Federer earlier this month during the quarterfinals of the Sony Ericsson Masters in Miami.

This month marked the first time the two ever competed in a race to the pulpit…and once again it was Roger who beat Andy to the Altar in the Wedding Bells Department.

Last week, Roger Federer married long-time girlfriend Mirka Vavrinec.

And now Tennis Runway can report, this weekend, the former World #1Roddick will marry Sports Illustrated swimsuit fashion model Brooklyn Decker.The two have been dating for about a year now since 2007 when AndyRoddick contacted Decker’s agent after seeing her in Sports Illustrated. He proposed to her March 2008.The New York Post, which first reported the news, says Decker, 21, and her bridesmaids "had a big bachelorette weekend in Chapel Hill, NC"last weekend."

They just bounced around and had a great time," added the paper.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Tennis Stars on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2009

Born in Poprad, Slovakia, Daniela Hantuchova, 25, turned pro in 1999, but had her breakthrough season in 2002, when she won at Indian Wells and reached the quarterfinals at both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. A classically trained pianist, Hantuchova is one of five women to win every Grand Slam mixed doubles title. She has been ranked as high as fifth in the Sony Ericsson WTA and lives in Monte Carlo. (Sports Illustrated)
Tatiana Golovin, 21, was born in Moscow, but moved to Paris as a child. A French citizen, Golovin turned pro when she was 15, and paired with countryman Richard Gasquet to win the mixed doubles title at Roland Garros in 2004. Golovin earned her first Sony Ericsson WTA singles title in April, 2007, defeating Venus Williams and Ana Ivanovic en route to winning the Bausch and Lomb Championships.(Sports Illustrated)
Maria Kirilenko, 22, was born in Moscow, and started playing tennis when she was 5-years-old. She tore through the junior ranks, and is one of the youngest winners of both the Canadian Open and the U.S. Open Junior tournament. Since turning pro in 2002, Kirilenko has won five Sony Ericsson WTA titles, and been ranked as high as No. 18. (Sports Illustrated)

High-Heeled Sneakers by Sergio Rossi

If you want to stand-out at the Grand Slams, strap on or lace up a pair of these!

Italian fashion designer Sergion Rossi added more glam in his Fall/Winter 2009/2010 collection for Puma. Rossi reintroduces the 70's classic Puma "Clyde" with chic, and sexy master-crafted designs of high-heeled sneakers for women and hip-hop-inspired high-tops for men.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Serena Williams Withdraws from Family Circle Cup

Current #1 and defending champion Serena Williams withdraws from this week's tournament due to a left-knee injury. 

Serena has been plagued by injuries throughout her career particularly on her left-knee and left ankle. Serena said she played the Sony Ericsson finals earlier this month against Victoria Azarenka with an injured left-knee. Serena struggled to move the entire match and lost to the hard-hitting teenager Azarenka 6-3,6-1. Then last week, Serena was upset by Klara Zakopalova in the frist round of the Andalucia Tennis Experience.

Azarenka also withdrew from the Family Circle Cup on Tuesday because of an injured shoulder.

Serena stands to lose her #1 ranking to Dinara Safina. This despite her victories at major tournaments including winning the US Open last year and the Australian Open earlier this year and being a finalist to Wimbledon last year.

Federer Marries Mirka

Mr. Federer wrote on his website:

Dear Fans,

Earlier today, in my hometown of Basel, surrounded by a small group of close friends and family, Mirka and I got married. It was a beautiful spring day and an incredibly joyous occasion.Mr. and

Mrs. Roger Federer wish all of you a Happy Easter weekend.


Last month, the Swiss star announced on his website that Mirka is pregnant. The couple has been together since they met at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Will it be another Nadal-Federer Final at Monte Carlo?

Monte Carlo Rolex Master 2009 Starts Today

The first clay court tournament of the year starts today. Will it be another chance for a Nadal-Federer final? Will Nadal capture his fifth consecutive year win at Monte Carlo?
Tennis enthusiasts began contemplating these possibilities when Roger Federer accepted a last-minute wild card invitation Thursday to play at the Monte Carlo Masters event.

Last year, the King of Clay won against Federer 7-5,7-5 to win his fourth consecutive Monte Carlo title.

Friday, April 10, 2009

InStyle's Look of the Day: Sharapova in Thakoon

Maria Sharapova dons a cobalt blue deconstructed dress for the L.A. launch of her Cole Haan sporting line by one of Michelle Obama's favorite designers, Thakoon. She accessorized with a silver necklace, black strappy pumps and a bracelet.
Check out the video here.

Family Circle Cup Welcomes Back the Lacoste Fashion Show

For the fourth consecutive year, the Family Circle Cup WTA tournament, welcomes back Lacoste as the official apparel sponsor for the green clay court event to be held Daniel Island Tennis Center in Charleston, North Carolina from April 11-19.

The press release states: To continue the partnership in style, LACOSTE and the Family Circle Cup will present the clothier’s latest fashions for men, women and children at the fourth annual LACOSTE Fashion Show between Market and Hassel Street at 6:00pm on Monday, April 13th. The Family Circle Cup is scheduled to be held April 11-19, 2009 at the Family Circle Tennis Center in Charleston, South Carolina.

Last year's winner of the event was Serena Williams who beat Vera Zvonareva 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Serena Becomes First Woman to Grace an EA Sports Simulation Product Cover

Roger Federer and and John McEnroe joins Williams on the cover.

Roger Reverses Decision: Confirms Participation to Monte Carlo Masters

Earlier this year, Roger Federer decided to cut down on clay court tournaments to focus on being healthy for the Grand Slams. He initially announced that he will not be part of the tournament but today decided he will make his ninth appearance to ATP Tournament's first clay court tournament for the season by accepting a wild card.The Swiss has finished runner-up to rival Rafael Nadal in the past three years.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Viva Verdasco: Another Sizzling Spanish Hottie

After pushing Nadal to a gruelling five hour match at the 2009 Australian Open earlier this year, Fernando Verdasco may have lost the semi-final match but gained the tennis world's attention with his surprising physical endurance against Worlds # 1 and his wins against Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfred Tsonga. But more than that, his oozing sex appeal exploded after he proved he could compete agains the best of the best. Known to be a playboy in the tennis ciruit, having romatic relationships with Gisele Dulko and Ana Ivanovic in the past, Verdasco's successful start for the 2009 season proves he is not only one of the hottest players out there. He is also a formidable top-ten player.

Cosmopolitan Centerfold

In the picture above, for the July 2008 issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine, Verdasco joins fellow Spaniard Tommy Robredo (pictured below) by taking off his clothes to raise awareness of male cancer. (For video: click here)

You can also watch a video of the Spanish duo doing some modelling stints on this video.

Tranny Tennis vs. Maria Sharapova

While everyone is awaiting Maria Sharapova's return, here's something we should watch out for- Claire in her all-white tennis apparel flaunting her noticeably big hairy arms.
Check her flickr pics from new office girl to more office girl, secretary look, business look and many more .

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tennis Harajuku Style

If Serena Williams can pull off this look, we promise to forget her denim skirt and knee-high boots ensemble at the 2004 US Open.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Rafael Nadal: 4-time French Open Champion Conquers French Fashion House Lanvin

Roger Federer, former world #1, has Anna Wintour in his corner and now, the world's current top-ranked player, Rafael Nadal is teaming up with Lanvin. Talk about competition!

FASHION RECAP: Sony Ericsson Masters 2009 Miami (WTA)

Venus Williams



Clothes and Shoes: EleVen by Venus

Jalena Jankovic



Clothes and Shoes: ANTA

Serena Williams

WTA Rank: 1


Clothing and Shoes: Nike

Victoria Azarenka



Clothins Shoes: Nike

* This year's Sony Ericsson Masters Champion.

Elena Dementieva



Clothes and Shoes: Yonex

Dinara Safina



Clothing and Shoes: Adidas

Sunday, April 5, 2009

FASHION RECAP: Sony Ericsson Masters 2009 Miami


As Andy Murray wins his first Sony Ericsson Miami Masters, Tennis Runway turns the spotlight on the fashion sense of the top five seeds.

See how they fared and share your comments.

Roger Federer



Clothing and Shoes: Nike (Roger Federer Collection)

Rafael Nadal

ATP Ranking: 1

Runway Ranking: 2

Clothing and Shoes: Nike (Rafael Nadal Collection)

Andy Roddick

ATP Rank: 6


Clothing: Lacoste

Shoes: Babolat

Novak Djokovic



Clothing and Shoes: Adidas

Andy Murray



Clothing: Fred Perry

Shoes: Adidas

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Does Serena Williams need a better sports bra?

The Daily Mail Online reports:

"With her powerful frame and striking curves, Serena Williams turns heads with more than just her return of serve. But in Florida yesterday, her generous bust threatened to overshadow her performance on court.

Wearing a bright orange vest and skirt, the 10-times Grand Slam winner could perhaps have benefited from a more supportive sports bra."

Share your comments!

Victory for Victoria at Sony Ericcson 2009

Today, 19-year old Victoria Azarenka of Belarus won her first major title beating an injured Serena Williams 6-3, 6-1.

I couldn't help but notice her colorful Nike shoes! What do you think?