fashion: EleVen's third outfit



Today’s match between Venus Williams and Alona Bondarenko became the stage for showcasing EleVen‘s third tennis outfit for the twelfth-seeded American.

Roger, part deux?: The all-black ensemble debuted the day after Roger Federer unveiled his tennis tuxedo look. Venus’ gear consisted of a ladies’ polo (with EleVen’s crest on the breast), a pleated skirt, a headband, and wristbands. She sealed the deal with some nice bling — two pairs of earrings and a ring on her right hand.

FYI: EleVen is Venus’ clothing design collaboration with retailer Steve & Barry’s. It will go on sale in November. She’s previewing outfits from the line at this year’s Open. (Also, Venus won the match 6-1, 6-2.)

Let’s hear it: what do you think of this third look? Tell us!

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JNP's day five wrap



Well Day Five at the U.S. Open was an awesome day for Novak Djokovic. The Serbian outplayed Radek Stepanek in an ESPN Classic-style 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (2) battle.

On the women’s side, Venus, Dinara Safina, Ana Ivanovic, Serena, and Henin all won their matches, Jankovic defeated Alize Cornet in three sets.

Tommorow John Isner and Donald Young both play, so that should be interesting. By the way, in case you’re wondering: it’s Donald Oliver Young, Yes, his middle name is Oliver; I asked him today.

P.S. On my way home I got a small Cherry Berry float from Burger King… kinda awesome.

the annual atp portraits



haha this is like my dream yearbook… the ATP takes portraits of their players for the website, the media guide, etc.

My besties (clockwise, from top left): Juan Monaco and his awesome hair, Marat Safin, Mikhail Youzhny, and Nikolay Davydenko.

Stay cool, guys! K.I.T.!!!

(photos via Getty Images)

fashion focus: rafa nadal makes nike his own



While everyone else in the Nike stable seems to be getting lost in the crazy stripes of this fall’s Global Power collection at this year’s U.S. Open (blogs and forums are all complaining about them), Rafa Nadal is fortunate enough to have a whole ensemble to help diffuse the shirt’s sublimated design.

All in the Cool Grey/Yellow colorway, his outfit consists of the Swoosh bandana, Global Power sleeveless shirt, wristband, Global Power board shorts, and his Air Max Breath 4 Cages.

What do you think of the outfit? Tell us!

Buy: If you’re interested, the good are available here.

fashion: peeling bethanie mattek's layers



Like with an onion, I’m crying as I peel off the layers of Bethanie Mattek‘s gold U.S. Open outfit by Bebe Sport. The pictures I’d posted a few days ago didn’t show the mesh detail on the torso.

Jesus.

(photo via AYA?)