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Friday, June 29, 2012

Wimbledon 2012 Tennis Fashion. Day 5: Fila Fashion By Vera Zvonareva, Kim Clijsters and Janko Tipsarevic

We all held our breath during the match between Roger Federer and Julien Benneteau... Thanks God Roger didn't repeat Rafa's fate... However this year's Wimbledon is really unpredictable. And I won't be surprised if the winner would be someone "unexpected"...

The day five (round three) was last for several favorites once again - Fernando Verdasco, Milos Raonic, Nicolas Almagro, Janko Tipsarevic and Vera Zvonareva. Vera was playing Kim Clijsters, and had respiratory problems which made her retire during the second set...

So as a day five tennis fashion review, we'd like to present Fila Wimbledon fashion featured by Vera Zvonareva and Kim Clijsters on women's side and Janko Tipsarevic on men's.
Vera Zvonareva, Wimbledon 2012
Kim Clijsters, Wimbledon 2012
Janko Tipsarevic, Wimbledon 2012
Frankly, Fila never was good in style and this Wimbledon collection wasn't an exception. Nothing special. For men's and women's Wimbledon Fila fashion, check out Tennis Express, Holabird Sports or Golfsmith.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Wimbledon 2012 Tennis Fashion. Day 4: Rafael Nadal

What's going on at Wimbledon this year?! Everything is absolutely unpredictable not only in WTA, but in ATP as well! Who could ever imagined that Rafael Nadal could be beaten in a second round by Lukas Rosol?! It is really shocking...
Rafael Nadal, Wimbledon 2012
Let's see what else is waiting for us in the course of this and next week... And we are happy to present Rafael Nadal's outfit created by Nike for 2012 Wimbledon (which we really hoped to do on the day of the final, but...) 

Create Rafael Nadal's 2012 Wimbledon Look

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wimbledon 2012 Tennis Fashion. Day 3: Caroline Wozniacki

Wimbledon keeps surprising. Day three of Wimbledon was last day of the tournament for many favorites including Samantha Stosur, Li Na and Caroline Wozniacki.

Let's see what adidas by Stella McCartney presented for this year Wimbledon.
Caroline Wozniacki, Wimbledon 2012
Caroline was in the same Tennis Performance dress she sported at Australian Open, but in white.

Create Caroline Wozniacki's Wimbledon 2012 Look

adidas by Stella McCartney - Tennis Performance Dress (White) - ApparelSebellica Tennis Shoes

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Wimbledon 2012 Tennis Fashion. Day 2: Serena Williams

Yesterday we featured Venus Williams. Today is her sister Serena's turn. Serena finished her first Wimbledon round with a confident win over her opponent.

We already featured Serena's Wimbledon dress in our Wimbledon fashion and personality quiz, and frankly on the picture it looked much better than on Serena. Either she messed up with the size, or Nike messed up with the design. This dress was too short and looked more like a nightie than like a tennis dress. However Serena did great job with accessories - choosing purple shorties and same color bandana and wristbands to brighten her Wimbledon whites.

Serena Williams, Wimbledon 2012
Create Serena Williams' Wimbledon 2012 Look

Nike - City Court VII (White/Cool Grey/Metallic Silver) - Footwear

Techfit Boy Short 3-Inch Tights

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Wimbledon 2012 Tennis Fashion. Day 1: Venus Williams

Before we all began to forget about French Open, Wimbledon started. And though traditionally white, it's still interesting to observe Wimbledon fashion, as each player tries to add something to the style and dilute white a little bit.

Unfortunately Venus Williams repeated her sister's Serena bad luck loosing in the first round of a major. As we already mentioned during French Open fashion review, Venus at last matured in her style and forgot about all those crazy outfits. This year's Venus' dress with transparent back (as usually, Eleven by Venus) was rather cute and had its character.

Venus Williams, Wimbledon 2012
  The dress unfortunately is not currently sold at EleVen by Venus store, but may be it will soon.

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Tennis Gifts: Great Gift Ideas For Tennis Players

Tennis players are a special breed of people who deserve thoughtful and fun tennis gifts! We have scoured the internet HIGH and LOW to find great bargains on cool tennis products! Check out these…

Trendy Treats for your Tennis Enthusiast!

Form meets function with this adorable tennis bag that will hold up to two racquets. With one exterior and three interior pockets, this roomy backpack can also hold balls, clothing, grips, towels…you name it! Best of all, this bag is on sale with huge discount! Original price - $80 

ON SALE FOR $58.99

Find here: Whak Sak Small Sling Backpack

evolution tennis tees

For that special guy: this cool “Evolution of Tennis” t-shirt is on sale for ONLY $22.25! It comes in a great variety of colors with sizes from small to 3XL.

Find here: Evolution of Tennis T-Shirt

Peace Love Tennis T-shirt

For the ladies: this charming t-shirt comes in a variety of sizes, from small to 2XL. It is constructed from 100% combed, ring-spun cotton, and closely cut for a feminine fit. This hot-selling shirt retails for ONLY $28.75!

Find here: Peace Love Tennis T-Shirt

These cool and comfortable hats by Nike are a limited edition with the Rafael Nadal “bull” logo and a Nike swoosh on the bill. They also feature an adjustable back closure for a tailored fit. Not just stylish, they are also environmentally friendly - made from 100% recycled polyester taffeta.


Check out these cute and colorful Gamma String Things! Dampeners decrease the amount of string vibration caused when you hit the ball. Choose one of these fun styles to better your play and brighten your racquet!  Great tennis gifts for any occasion. These come in packets of two for ONLY $2.50!

Find here: GAMMA String Things Vibration Dampeners

Finally, purchase some of this fun and colorful paper for wrapping your tennis gifts - printed on one side and plain on the other. Two 20 x 30 inch sheets are ONLY $2.95

Find here: Tennis Wrapping Paper

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Vera Zvonareva's Fashion Model Pictures

We haven't seen Vera on the courts for some time, but we are all used to seeing her in athletic style. These pictures prove that Vera is not only a great athlete, but also a very beautiful woman and a great model.

Vera Zvonareva for Russian Harper's Bazaar
Vera Zvonareva for Russian Harper's Bazaar

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Haute of the Month: Maria Kirilenko

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia 
Birthdate: Jan. 25, 1987 
Height: 5’ 8” 
Weight: 127 lbs. 
Coach: Father, Yuri Kirilenko 
Food Favorite: Baked Potatoes 
Off-court Interests: Fishing, Dance, Music, Computer Gaming, Basketball, Football and Reading 
Some Favorite Books: The Three Musketeers, White Fang 
Favorite Players: Jennifer Capriati, Yevgeni Kafelnikov 
Good Friends on Tour: Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka, Ana Ivanović, Agnieszka Radwańska and Nadia Petrova

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At seven years of age, Maria Kirilenko arrived at Moscow’s Dinamo tennis school with her father, a tennis aficionado and recreational player. In less than a year, she began to win competitions, and at the age of 12 she was “discovered” by Elena Brioukhovets – an Honored Master of sports who began to work with her. 

Kirilenko’s parents brought her daily to Dinamo and TsSKA sport grounds from Yubileyny – a small town in the Moscow region. In less than three years, she became # 1 in her age group. During this time, Maria received help from well-known tennis professionals Yevgeni Kafelnikov, Andrey Olkhovsky and Maxim Mirny – the creators of an organization to support young, up-and-coming players.

Maria Kirilenko’s hard work paid off - in 2002, she became one of the youngest winners of both the Canadian Open and US Open junior tournaments. In 2005, she won her first title on the WTA Tour, ousting Anna-Lena Grönefeld in the China Open. Kirilenko reached her career-high ranking of # 16 in May of 2012, and she currently stands at # 19 in the world.

← Who looks THIS good playing tennis? 

Game Style: Aggressive baseliner 
Favorite Shot: Forehand 
Best Singles Result: Quarterfinals of the Australian Open - 2010 
Best Doubles Result: Final of the French Open with partner Nadia Petrova - 2012

Maria was chosen in 2006 to be the face of Adidas Stella McCartney tennis line, but she was replaced by Caroline Wozniacki in 2009 - in our opinion…a big mistake!

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Menopause, Sisterhood and Tennis: A Miraculous Journey through "The Change"

Any woman who has experienced menopause has encountered at least one of these uncomfortable symptoms: hot flashes, night sweats, foggy thinking, junk-food cravings, temper tantrums or mood swings. Check out this GREAT TENNIS READ for women of the baby boomer generation – a touching, gritty and graceful road map through menopause!

In an emotional yet humorous tale, Alice Wilson-Fried confronts menopause HEAD ON with an unlikely weapon – a tennis racquet purchased for her by her husband, a former player and ardent tennis fan. As a proud, black woman this interesting story is woven with strands of deep Southern tradition, history and positive social change. Raised in an era when non-white folks were not even allowed on a tennis court, Wilson-Fried became a dyed-in-the-wool book worm and was anything but athletic. Tennis gave her a new and surprising lease on life. 

It taught Wilson-Fried what it was like to be part of a sometimes competitive, always supportive team and how changing her mental outlook positively affected her biological symptoms. In setting and meeting goals and confronting challenges with good humor, she came to embrace the changes in her life. What’s more, Wilson-Fried offers valuable “first-hand” advice to others who have yet to experience or are in the throes of menopause - from a medical understanding of the process to strategies and tips for exercise and nutrition. 

On an unenthusiastic whim, Alice Wilson-Fried took up tennis. As a result, she found an outlet for her discomfort and made a group of supportive and dear friends to boot! In her own words, “Instead of giving your hips spreading power by settling into the rocker, instead of allowing the second half of your life to drift by on the merits and memories of what you've done, make a change…your life's focus will shift from how many years you've lived, to how well you intend to live.” 

Menopause, Sisterhood and Tennis can be purchased at Amazon both as a paperback or Kindle edition.

About the Author: A former public relations director for a New Orleans steamboat company, writer and active tennis player, Alice Wilson-Fried is a proud mother, stepmother and grandma to eight grandchildren. She currently resides with her husband in California.

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