trophy watch: no nipples were harmed in the making of this ceremony



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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga continues his hot streak, following up a title in Bangkok (beating Nole Djokovic) with an impressive 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 victory against defending champ David Nalbandian at the BNP Paribas Masters Paris — the ATP season’s final stop before the top 8 players head to Shanghai.

Tsonga took out Stepanek, Nole, Roddick, and Blake in previous rounds. His opponent, the Argentine, stayed with a pattern of peaking year-end (he won Paris last year) by overcoming phenoms Juan Martin Del Potro, Andy Murray, and Paris mainstay Kolya Davydenko before falling to Tsonga.

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Tsonga wore a green adidas crew for his matches and this aqua Eiffel Tower-themed tee for the trophy ceremony. Unlike last year’s nipple nightmare, the trophy ladies came out in amazing headdresses that only the Parisian ateliers could churn out. Still, not everything is well: tourney organizers still need to work on that trophy. (Bring back the tree!)

Nadia Petrova

Nadia Petrova has racked up her second title of 2008 with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 win over Bethanie Mattek in the Quebec Challenge. For those interested, Mattek wore a black long-sleeved top.

Comments

  1. Ridiculous flower girls, though less vulgar than last year, trophee terribly ugly (bring back the tree!), nice winner. :)

    Congrats for your new president ! :D

    Sorry that California went backward re: gay marriage. (Am I right, it’s forbidden now ?) What a shame. It was one cool thing i found about usa, tha some states allowed it. :(

  2. Congratulations, USA! What Obama has achieved is incredible! Is it too about California? That sucks. I can’t believe how narrowed-minded people can be.

  3. one step forward with Obama, one backward for gay rights :(

  4. Those white gowns are not that bad (I mean, it’s better than last year), but flowers ??????
    Trophy is cool but can’t stand the winner!!!!!

  5. So when a women winner gets the award I would hate to see what kind of thongs the guys wear…….nasty….

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