trophies: dubai, vegas, qatar, mexico



saguaro
taken from Nikon to Infinity’s flickr

The pro tours were all over the desert this week, playing tournaments in Vegas, Dubai, and Doha. The ATP also had a stop in Acapulco. The trophies looked pretty good this week. We had birds, ships, and even an oversized tennis ball. What else can we expect from Dubai and Doha, right? All but one tournament came out with a generic glass prism with some etching on it (shame on you, Vegas).

All the trophies are after cut.

There’s so much going on from Doha, so let’s start there. The tournament award this to Justine Henin:

henin in doha

oh wait there’s more. She also gets this deer-like thing:

justine and svetlana

Yep, she also got a Harley:

justine with harley

Hingis and Kirilenko got clock towers for winning the doubles title:


hingis and kirilenko

Not too far away, Mikhail Youzhny came in second to Roger Federer in Dubai:

youzhny

While Roger got the most amazing trophy ever, the sailboat (!!!!!!), which is also what Fabrice Santoro and Nenad Zimonjic received for winning doubles:

roger in dubai

santoro and zimonjic

Acapulco had some decent trophies. Emilie Loit and Juan Ignacio Chela received these:

a pear!
a pear!

a tennis ball!

The runner-up, Carlos Moya, and the doubles winners, Potito Starace and Martin Vasallo received plaques:

vasallo and starace - acapulco

moya - acapulco

And here’s what Lleyton got for winning in Vegas.

hewitt in vegas

That’s all you’ve got, Vegas? Really? This is the land of Liberace, Celine Dion, Cirque Du Soleil, giant pyramids, volcanos, replicas of Greece, Paris, New York, and Venice — and all you could come up with was something I could’ve picked up at Things Remembered.

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