Here's something I hadn't seen before... Caroline Wozniacki lost a point because her racket got stuck in her hair! Guess that's the risk you take when you have such pretty, long hair. She bravely tried to play the point, (I say brave because that could have hurt!), but failed. She won the match anyway.
Entries in Jelena Jankovic (21)
I'm a little late on this but that turned out to be not such a bad thing. Originally, I had big plans to sing praises about Venus Williams's dress while tearing into her sister Serena's choice, but that wasn't to be. I won't review anyone already out of the tournament and lo and behold, both of them along with Li Na and Stan Wawrinka will be spared my fashion critiques due to their early losses. I'm sure that's a real silver lining for them. It allows me to review some new people, although we will start with the men who are so far largely unscathed.
Novak Djokovic's clothing sponsor Uniqlo are known for their basics and so far they've really lived up to that reputation in the tennis world. Everything here is pretty, er, basic, but it's an improvement on the black/red/white look we have seen too much of. I like the baby blue on Djokovic and paired with the crisp white it contrasts nicely against the clay. Djokovic loses points for a lack of originality, but it's a nice outfit all the same.
by JAMES HENRY
CINCINNATI – Jelena Janković is doubling her pleasure and doubling her fun.
The former World No. 1 in singles has recently been competing in doubles as a way to improve her tennis skills.
She and Mirjana Lučić-Baroni reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon this summer, after making it to the third round at the Australian Open and the French Open.
And last week at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, she and Katarina Srebotnik earned the championship trophy.
“I started playing doubles this year, and I reached my career high of 25 in the doubles, won the tournament last week in Toronto, which was amazing,” she said. “The reason I started playing doubles is because I want to improve my singles game and I really want to come in a lot.”
The first day of tournament (for me at least) is always about running around, getting your credential, making sure all your equipment made it in one piece, then fretting about what you accidentally left behind, and charging what you have. After all that is done there is little time to actually explore the grounds, but in the time we had we caught up with 3 Serbians, 2 Frenchman, 1 Argentine, and some "Quirky" candy.
The ladies of the WTA shined tonight at the annual WTA Tour Pre-Wimbledon Party at the Roof Gardens in London. *Most* of the women looked absolutely stunning and I can't quite pick a favorite (or decide on last place) so I need you to do it for me! So look closely at the pictures of Elena Vesnina, Agnieszka Radwanska, Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Li Na, and Petra Kvitova and make your choice for: Best Dressed, Worst Dressed, Best Hair, Best, Makeup, Best Overall, and of course - Worst Overalll. Have fun!
Check out the fashion hits and misses of the 2012 Australian Open as seen by Kait O'Callahan who is reporting from Down Under.
Caroline Wozniacki has had to wear some hideous things of late. She's been in all manner of frills, puffballs, and fabric that add an extra 10kg to her frame. Thankfully, Stella McCartney has gone back to basics for Wozniacki's 2012 AO campaign. Her bright orange dress fits snugly to her body, which compliments Wozniacki's figure far better than anything loose and flowy. The dress flairs out around her hips and adds a bit of glamour when she swings through her backhand. My only criticisms are that the back of the dress is far longer than the front, the pattern looks a little weird, and the visor should have been white. Other than that, the world number one finally looks great.
Final Grade: 8/10
Kait O'Callahan is a contributing writer for OnTheGoTennis. She is currently at the Australian Open with her brother and will be sharing her stories from the matches they attend.
It's already hot when we turn up for our first match. The wind is blowing strong and it looks like we are in for a day of shanked balls and double faults. It certainly starts that way as we tune in for Frederick Nielson and Kevin Anderson. Nielson, who we developed a soft spot for during his Hopman Cup choke loss to Gasquet, has fought his way through qualifying and been rewarded with a match against the man who donated a huge chunk of his first ATP title's prize money to saving rhinos. Anderson is too good for Nielson, and we leave after the first set.
A Russian woman is seated in front of us, playing with the pearls dangling from her neck. Her matching earrings and expensive looking black dress stand out amongst the masses of t-shirts and denim shorts. She flits on her high heels towards the shade every few games. It's hot work being that glamourous. She's there to watch Nikolay Davydenko, who appears to be playing well against the very defensive Flavio Cipolla. Unfortunately, that all changes when up two sets up to one, Davydenko begins to tire, and eventually loses in five. It's a disappointing first round exit for a man who used to be world number four. We wonder if it is the last time we will see Davydenko live.