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We’re quite honored / surprised / in awe of the fact that we’ve made the list on OnTheBaseline‘s best-of for 2010. TSF is in the running for “Best Tennis Blog” along with host of real-deal folks, including Tennis.com powerhouses Peter Bodo and Steve Tignor. Big props to the litte-uns like Forty Deuce and Tennis Talk, Anyone? for scraping up a place alongside the big guns. We’d love your vote, <<curtsey.>>

See the full list below and click either image on this post to log in your votes on the entire selection of end-of-the-year categories.

(screen grabs via onthebaseline.com)

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Congrats to our lady Sandy for her big win at the Oscars tonight. And even if you didn’t think she deserved it, that speech was magnificent. No really, watch this speech.

GQ’s 2009 menswear designer: will tennis be their muse?



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And then there were six: GQ and CFDA have narrowed down their nominees for Best New Menswear Designers in America down to a sextet of talents: André Benjamin (Benjamin Bixby); Robert Geller; Alex Carleton (Rogues Gallery); David Mullen (Save Khaki); Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos (Shipley & Halmos); and Yigal Azrouël.


Shipley, GQ EIC Jim Nelson, and Halmos

The winners will be announced in a few weeks, with the coveted prize being $50,000 and an opportunity to create a collection to be exclusively sold at Bloomingdale’s and Levi.com for a month; after that, other retailers can get a piece of the pie.

Edit: Geller takes the cake. Congratulations!

A recent “best menswear” award (s/s 09 NY Fashion week) went to British designer Nico Kubisch, whose collection was inspired by “gentlemen’s sports, particular tennis in the 1920s and 30s, where sportswear was just a softer version of formal menswear with its tailored jackets and trousers.” Will the GQ/CFDA winner follow in his footsteps? Or those of Thom Browne‘s s/s 09 collection?

(GQ party pics via style.com; NC pic via fashioncapital)

other photos from the ESPYs



Serena Williams showed up to the ESPYs in a Grecian-themed ensemble. We’re loving the chiffon dress and the diamond drop necklace. Serena was nominated for “Best Female Tennis Player” and “Best Championship Performance”.

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Andy Roddick and James Blake were also in attendance, both up for the “Best Male Tennis Player” award. (L.A. locals: James will be signing his new book at the Torrance Borders this Saturday.)

(via Getty Images and WireImage)

fashion focus: for the ESPYs, masha goes vintage



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Russian Maria Sharapova took a break from fending off Fed Cup controversy with some partying in Hollywood. On Tuesday night, she hit the ESPYs “Extreme” party at The Roosevelt wearing a beige empire waist Prada dress paired with a vintage clutch. She’s still all about the tiered layers, isn’t she? We love the ruffled collar, too.

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Masha followed this up with a vintage Chanel corset dress at last night’s show, where she won the “Best International Female Athlete” award, besting Justine Henin and golfers Lorena Ochoa and Annika Sorenstam. She also picked up the “Best Female Tennis Player” ESPY over Henin, Jelena Jankovic, and Serena Williams. Congratulations to her.

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