tonic, clothing line by hingis, to launch next spring




Launching a line: Martina Hingis
is. The former world no. 1 said today that she hoped folks had heard about the line, which debuts in March of 2012. Above, the landing page for Tonic. Click the image or here to check it out. | TSF Vault: Martina Hingis

(Screen grab via Tonic)

Squirrel (Who Run Novak's World)



Novak Djokovic‘s been having this courtship with a squirrel over at Wimbledon. So far he’s still finding a way to get close to the darned rodent. (“How should I call her?” he tweets.) Don’t play with fire, Nole! We’re pretty sure rabies won’t help you win a major… | More: Djoko fights for dog to get onto SW19 grounds

(via The Awl)

spotted in the city: rafa on the cover of webmd (?!)




So… Apparently Rafael Nadal is on the cover of the current WebMD magazine, on newsstands now. TSF contributor and screenwriter/director Tobin Addington (who also alerted us to Slate‘s amazing grunt quiz) sent this picture with the commentary, “…WebMD magazine?!” Our thoughts, exactly, Tob.

The article, Rafael Nadal’s Secrets for Success, dives into how Rafa balances his health and his game and all the goings-on that the WebMD crowd would want to know about. Check out a crisp cover shot here.

TSF Vault: More city spottings here | Have a sighting of something tennis-esque? Send it to us!

(TSF image by Tobin Addington)

lavazza's tasty wimbledon treats



Do you have that in decaf? While Wimbledon gets unending press on the tradition of strawberries and cream, plenty of tennis fans need a little pick-me-up throughout the day, and we don’t mean an Andy Roddick serve in the gut. Enter Lavazza, the Italian coffee maker who teamed up with The Championships this year to bring the folks of rainy London a little bit of a bright spot in their day: caffeine.

While you can’t make it over the Atlantic to try some of Lavazza’s creations at SW19, sip some espresso goodness and try to act as jazzed-up as Marcos Baghdatis‘ Cypriot fans while you watch/listen to/pretend to play in Wimbledon at home. Lavazza has two recipes for make-at-home goodness. And while they recommend using a Lavazza A Modo Mio machine (with a custom Wimbledon covering) — we say just wing it! Or grab some espresso from the closest local cafe and then DIY at home! We have faith in you!

Buy: A Modo Mio, online for $270

Lavazza Wimbledon
| To make your own Lavazza Iced Latte, you will need:
A all glass + ice + milk + a single serving of Lavazza espresso + sugar to taste + a blender + syrup (vanilla, chocolate or strawberry as desired — or all three?!) + straw (for sipping!)

Method:
1. Fill tall glass with ice
2. Top up with milk – three-quarters of the way up the glass
3. Add a single serving of espresso and a spoonful of sugar to taste
4. Pour contents of glass into a blender with three pumps of the appropriate syrup and blend
5. Once fully blended, pour back into tall glass and add the appropriate drizzle to serve. Drink through a straw

Amaretto Espresso
| To make your own Amaretto Espresso, you will need:
A one liter jug + 100ml Amaretto Disaronno (aka some Amaretto flavoring, y’all!) + 100ml sugar syrup + 30ml Lavazza espresso coffee (per serving) + 300ml chilled whipping cream (if using cream whipper), otherwise a serving of aerosol cream + balloon whisk/tennis racket — you choose

Method: (Use a cream whipper while making)
1. Whisk together the whipping cream, Amaretto Disaronno and sugar syrup in a jug
2. Pour the combined mixture into the cream whipper
3. Load the cream whipper with nitrous oxide charge, shake vigorously and then put in the fridge to chill
4. To serve, brew a single shot of espresso per person and pour into a regular coffee cup, then simply top with the chilled Amaretto Disaronno mouse and serve immediately


Cheers! Lavazza brought former players Annabel Croft and Pat Cash (looking good, right?) out to the queue on Friday to hang with fans.
 | TSF Vault: Cash shows bum for BBC


(Images via Lavazza)

click play, and let the guessing (and grunting) begin



Can you nab a perfect score? Last week we told you how the mainstream press had a heyday over the news that a Wimbledon official had decried the grunting in the women’s game. Well, they’re not quite done yet, folks. The team at Slate has put together this hilarious, brilliant and inspiring quiz where you click through ten (short!) clips of grunts and must choose the correct grunter out of four players offered. TSF East recorded a nine out of ten (so close!). What was your score? Click the image above to play the game and then tell us your results below.