fashion preview: fila’s u.s. open outfits

The folks at Fila were kind enough to let TSF in on the kits for their women’s players (including Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova) at the 2007 U.S. Open.

They’ll all be wearing items from the Fall 2007 Women’s Collezione, a collection inspired by the company’s archives and which brings back the classic white, navy blue, and red in geometric shapes and contrast piping.

Items include a skort (with an off-center slit and another with a mesh overlay), a v-neck jersey sweater with a ribbed collar and cuff, a pleated skirt (you know how I love the pleats), and a boatneck tee, tank, and dress.

This of course excludes Akiko Morigami, who’ll continue to work with Fila Japan to come up with what I’m sure will be a very elegant outfit — much like what she’s been wearing all spring/summer.

What do you think of the collezione? Tell us.

>> TSF’s U.S. Open coverage
>> svetlana’s latest fila fashion move
>> fashion preview: r-fed’s u.s. open gear

marat’s so close yet so far away, aka "i drown myself in fila"

Marat Safin is as close to me as he’ll ever be. He’s playing at the Countrywide Classic at UCLA — a mere fifteen minutes from my office. I can almost hear him break his racquets from where I’m sitting. Alas, I can’t afford tickets right now. Le sigh. (Hopefully Kat will send me updates from the stands?)

In the meantime I will drown my sorrows in some Fila. A quick e-mail to their headquarters revealed info about Akiko Morigami‘s kit from Wimbledon. Her clothing sponsor, Fila Japan, designed a special make-up for her that sold exclusively in that country.


The line’s called Classico. They do a good job mixing feminine feel with athletic wear by incorporating lacework and ruffles into the pieces. What do you think of the collection? Tell us.

See detail photos after the cut…

fashion focus: the many looks of akiko morigami

The spectacle of Swan Lake dresses, surreal hair extensions, and gold gear can make it easy to overlook consistent fashion performers on the tennis circuit. We at Tennis Served Fresh like to call them out when we spot them. Today’s post is on the many looks of Akiko Morigami in Fila.

(JFTR, Akiko would have buried Venus in the Graveyard of Champions had their third round match not been postponed because of rain.)

For the grass season she chose to go with separates. Her top has ruffled sleeves, a (ruffled) gathered waist, and is bisected by a black curved line that gives the otherwise white top some definition. For Eastbourne, her kit was blue with white trim (below, right).

Morigami paired her cute lace skirt with a black/navy blue fabric belt.

What do you think of the outfit? Tell us.

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Click here to see the rest of her 2007 Fila dresses…

trophy watch: rome, berlin, and prague


A few animals in the trophy list this week. Look at this cute bear they gave out to the Juniors runner-up at the Qatar German Open.

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And they brought out the same trophies they handed out in Doha. Ana Ivanovic gets a hawk and Svetlana Kuznetsova gets a clock tower. (Click here for trophies from Rome and Prague…)