agnes szavay retires from tennis



Agnes Szavay wears Marta Makany at the 2007 US Open

Hungarian player Agnes Szavay announced her retirement from tennis via her website. She does not expect a 100% recovery from surgery to fix a nagging back injury. As such, she’s ready to focus on the next chapter of her life and career, where she plans to develop a tennis academy and work with children:

I am confident that I have acquired the knowledge and experience I’ll be able to give to the next generation.Therefore, my big dream to do a tennis school and deal with children. I believe this now is the time, though they did not planned to retire so early. I know this will be a big change in my life, but I have plans and I will take it done, so I will soon be able to hear much about the Szavay Tennis Academy.

Flashback: One of our first TSF fashion moments came from Agi, who burst onto the scene ala Mona Barthel and Camila Giorgi (and as of late, a little bit, Vania King) wearing logo-less dresses during matches. Szavay’s clothes were designed by Marta Makany. She wore a few different dresses during that run into the 2007 U.S. Open quarterfinals, where she lost to Kuznetsova.

We wish Agi the best in her future plans.

the eye(let)s are the window into fila’s world



Fila chose to go with “zig zag mesh” as their theme for this year’s Wimbledon, putting the ladies in pieces from the Collezione line. They’ve got all the basics in simple silhouettes — cami, tank, polo, double layer tank, skort, dress — with eyelets, ruffling, and ric rac trim (on the skort) to add some flare. And props to Fila for coming up with a warm-up jacket that’s appropriate for covering up the ladies walk onto the court. (Nike didn’t fare so well with trying to dress Azarenka.)

Buy: Fila Collezione Dress, $65; Long Jacket, $75; Skort, $45; all at shop.fila.com.

Fila Draw: Clijsters, the eighth seed, is through to the third round after easy wins over Camerin and Sprem. Up next is Kirilenko before a fourth round match against Henin. The other ladies haven’t fared so well: Szavay lost in the first round to Makarova; Kuzie was upset in the second round by Rodionova. Browse: Ladies’ Singles Draw.

Bonus round: Sveta got her stylized monogram sewn onto the sides of her shoes. <3 Last pic in the gallery above.

(images via Getty Images)

venus waves szavay-vay to the french



Venus, out! Third seed Venus Williams dropped out of the French Open in the third round for the third year in a row, losing to Agnes Szavay 6-0, 6-4.

Bracket: Szavay faces fellow blonde Dominika Cibulkova in the fourth round.

Buy: Agnes is wearing the dress from Fila‘s Spring Center Court line. It offers SPF 30 protection, and is available in black or white with pink/gold accents for $54.99.

(image via Getty Images)

fashion focus: fila falls flat for fall



Was it just me, or did I totally see a pro-high fructose corn syrup ad on TV the other day. WTF?!

Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming…

The Hungarian Yeti: We haven’t seen much from Agnes Szavay for these summer and fall tournaments, which means we haven’t seen her flaunt Fila‘s latest collection.

Not that she’d have much to work with. The periwinkle blue of the summer colorway didn’t provide enough contrast to bright white of that Cap Sleeve Top (right), and the silhouette of the Heritage Dress wasn’t enough to save it from drowning against the colors of the courts at Flushing Meadows.

That being said, the dress showed promise (save for those unfortunate patches of sweat), and we love the trim on the Cami tank (above, left).

Meanwhile, the super-striped Heritage tee on the guys worn by Janko and Dmitry is the showcase of an otherwise so-so men’s line.

As for the fall collezione line (colorway: white/light brown), you won’t see this anywhere but on your local tennis courts. Check it out here.

Buy: Fila Women’s Summer Heritage Cami Tank, 34.99; V-Neck Tank, $39.99; Cap Sleeve Top, $34.99; Heritage Dress, $53.99; colorway: Periwinkle and Crystal blues.

Men’s Summer Heritage Stripe Top, $36.99; Heritage Crew, $32.99; colorway: Peacoat Navy and Surf the Web (!) blue.

(photos by Getty Images; product images via TW)

big bad janko



Thanks to Alisa for this photo of Janko Tipsarevic‘s shoes from sponsor Fila, and to malimeda for the clarification: Jankela means(ish) “Big Bad Janko” and is what the tatted tennis player is called by family and friends.

Other Fila athletes with nicknames on their shoes? Agnes “Agi” Szavay, Marin “Chila” Cilic, and Rainer “Shaker” Schuettler.

(photo by Alisa Carrigan)