today's further reading



Colette Lewis at Zoo Tennis points out another tennis phenom.

Donald Young was welcomed into the Davis Cup family with a hazing ritual.

– The Toyota Celebrity Classic in Rancho Santa Fe, CA, which runs through Sunday, will have a roster including Ivan Lendl and Michael Chang. Here’s a story in the North County Times about his Chang Family Foundation, coaching Shuai Peng, etc.

– This week’s edition of the Tennis Mailbag, from Jon Wertheim.

– And today’s off-topic story comes from the BBC website, a peek into the lives of Russia’s growing list of billionaires. Many have cottages in the forests outside Moscow.

Enjoy!

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Serena gorgeous during Vicks press conference



Here are press photos from Serena Williams‘ press conference with Vicks for their ‘Vicks Sinus Send-Off’ national sweepstakes.

Serena wearing a Catherine Malandrino graphic print dress:

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photo via Cake and Ice Cream.

To the copywriters in charge of this press release: FYI, serenawilliams.com is a dead URL. It’s been inactive for a very long time.

More photos of Serena’s dress after the cut.

k-swiss kournikova ad #2



Here’s the second TV ad that Anna Kournikova shot for K-Swiss:

Meanwhile, the company’s domestic sales are still down, but they’re banking on Anna to help dig them out of the hole.

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applause for airness



Sports clothier Airness continues with the pink theme for Nadia Petrova (this time playing on the Russian Fed Cup team vs. Spain):

and they chose to mix up Nikolay Davydenko‘s on-court outfit by moving away from white (see his Indian Wells garb here and here) — and to orange — as the dominant color.

“A” for effort, but the orange doesn’t quite work. CBHM would have preferred him in red, like below: (Take notes!)


Nikolay at the 2007 Australian, and at the Davis Cup Draw Ceremony earlier this month with Paul-Henri Mathieu.

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dog tags for sale at AthletesForHope.org



Andre Agassi, Lance Armstrong, Warrick Dunn, Jeff Gordon, Tony Hawk, Andrea Jaeger, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, and Muhammad Ali all appeared on Good Morning America this morning to announce the formation of Atheletes for Hope. (Video here, article here.)

“Over the years we’ve helped each other with our particular passions … We can accomplish a whole lot more collectively,” Agassi said on GMA. “The thing we want to do is what really matters … One thing hope stands for is for caring.”

Athletes for Hope Dog Tags

Let’s give them props for pooling their celebrity power and their resources. Also, props for opting to start their online merch shop with dog tags. Does that mean the rubber bracelet craze is officially over?

Yessssssssssssss.

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