Entries in Petra Kvitova (13)
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.
Venus Williams was in a knock-down, drag-out fight with the #22 seed Ekaterina Makarova (the woman who took out her sis Serena in the 4th round in 2012). She battled fiercely, but in the end she made one too many errors and was knocked out the Australian Open in 3 sets. Here is the *slightly* silver lining.......the consensus on her dress (via Twitter) was two thumbs WAY up and we will get to see more of it because she is still in the doubles draw with Serena.
On the flip side, Tomas Berdych started his AO campaign with a fairly easy 3 set win, but even with the win, all people could talk about was his H&M kit. I thought he would be wearing some of his signature gear from his collection but instead we got this:
We've been collecting photographs our treasured "Stink-Eye" all week at the BNP Paribas Open. We pride ourselves on getting them because it means that we are doing our jobs well - well meaning that we are putting our large camera lens right in their face to give YOU the best pictures. Below are all the stink-eyes we've gotten so far, some of them are more "confused-eyes" and some are just MEAN!!! So, for the moment, forget about the tennis and check out the photos so you can cast your vote for the best stink-eye. Enjoy!
Here is our Q & A from today's WTA all access hour featuring PimpMePova and Queen V. Enjoy!
If you were a rapper, what would your rapper name be?
Good question! I don’t know! I have no idea!
What is the name of your first pet?
What is the name of the street you grew up on?
Ok, so your rapper name is Goucho Helslov!
Yeah? Ok! (laughter)