stella mccartney… adidas, lesportsac

My eyes are rolling into the back of my head, and I have nitro:licious to thank.

Today they posted a preview of Stella McCartney‘s Fall ’07 line for adidas.

Here’s one of the cute tennis outfits from the collection. (Click on the photo to go to the post.)

And in more McCartney news — in case you didn’t know yet — she’s doing a line of bags with LeSportSac.

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it finally happened

Tree huggers rejoice. If you ever thought that glowsticks go straight to a landfill, fear not: they found a second home in Miami this week.

Yep, Night Tennis finally happened, and it pretty much looked exactly as expected. Click here for photos of Bethanie Mattek in her blacklight attire.

If this is how she plans to bump up interest in tennis, then she is sadly mistaken. Let’s go back to the drawing board, eh?

I am very curious to know how Night Tennis will pan out in Thailand. That is, if they’re still even considering it at this point. If they back out, it’s cool. Ridding yourself of crazy ideas seems to be all the rage right now.

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sharapova’s outfits for miami

There’s also word on the street that Masha, as she is affectionately called, is debuting some new threads at this week’s Sony Ericsson Open.

nike control tank top - maria sharapova nike control skirt - maria sharapova nike control dress - maria sharapova nike control capris - maria sharapova
From left to right: Nike Control tank top, skirt, dress, and capris

The two items on the left compose what is likely Maria’s night match outfit, and will continue her trend of wearing little black dresses. There is a thin strip of shiny fabric that goes down the front of the tank; I’m loving all the textures (the pleats!) and the layers on the skirt.

The two items on the right are the other outfit. Perhaps Nike has been feeling the pressures of what Stella McCartney has been doing at adidas: the blue dress looks too similar to what Maria Kirilenko‘s been wearing as of late. The capris are to be worn under the dress.

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sony ericsson player party: maria sharapova

Ran across this blurb yesterday for a players party being hosted by Ocean Drive magazine for this week’s Sony Ericsson Tournament:

James Blake, Andy Roddick and Venus Williams are hosting the Sony Ericsson Open and Ocean Drive magazine kickoff party at Set on Wednesday. In addition, singer Robin Thicke will perform live. Confirmed celeb guests include Naomi Campbell, Helio Castroneves, Shannon Elizabeth, Daisy Fuentes, Lennox Lewis, Anna Kournikova, Jon Secada and Gabrielle Union.

Of course, Maria Sharapova showed up in style:

Maria Sharapova - Sony Ericsson Player Party Maria Sharapova - Sony Ericsson Player Party Maria Sharapova - Sony Ericsson

If you guys have any photos from the party, please send them our way: tennisCBH AT gmail DOT com.

via the Maria Sharapova Picture Thread at www.wtaworld.com

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HEAD's browser-based tennis game

Pong the Pros - HEAD

As if there weren’t enough browser-based Pong-like tennis games out there, the guys over at HEAD have their own version called Pong the Pro. I can’t quite get it to work on my computer here, so leave a comment and tell me if it’s good. I’ll play around with when I get a chance.

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on your day off from the tennis court…

If you’re like me, and your tennis game isn’t quite up to snuff, you try to find ways to intimidate your opponent into losing. But what if the stare-downs aren’t giving you free points, and the elaborate pre-match stretches aren’t making the other guy cower? Don’t bother with all that. Next time, just get straight to the point by showing up looking exactly like a pro.

– Take a look at these masks from the BBC website. (I suggest having them printed onto fabric so you can actually wear them on the court.)

nadal-mask-bbc myskina-mask-bbc murray - mask - bbc

– And if you want to dress like a pro, the folks at Teamsugar have bookmarked a slew of tennis goodies that should make it easier for you to put together a fashionable outfit.

– And when you’ve gotten your look together, but you feel like your game isn’t quite up to pro par, just remember: you can dink that ball into the service box and still find a way to win.

short balls: serena 2.0, mother murray, henin

Serena’s leveraging her Aussie Open win: Having only earned $10 million in endorsement money last year (vs. Maria Sharapova‘s $19 million), Serena Williams is eager to add to her coffers. Her team will be announcing a deal for skin-care products in the coming weeks. While we’re talking about her endorsements, here’s my two cents: drop McDonald’s. A woman of her influence should not be promoting the Supersize Me lifestyle. (via Oxford Press)

The Murray series continues: Now that we know about both Andy and Jamie Murray, we should bone up on the mother hen, Judy Murray. She has harnessed her passion for tennis and her children into a service website, britishtennisparents.com (sage advice: “Tennis does not define who your child is, or your relationship with them.”); lobbying for funding of national tennis, and endorsing Head’s AirFlow rackets (alongside Steffi Graf). (via The Sunday Herald)

Not that we didn’t know about it already…: We get more insight on the total emasculation of Justin Henin‘s ex-husband, Pierre-Yves Hardenne, in this article from The Independent. Poor guy.

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