neon matchables



Attention to detail. We had to tell this ball girl yesterday that we just loved her nails. Loved! While lots of the bright colors at this year’s USO are coming from full-fledged kits — particularly adidas — if you look closely, this gal took subtle brightness to another level, using neon yellow on her fingernails to go along with her Polo Ralph Lauren top. We dig it.

Neon-plosion. In fact, it’s actually very hard to tell just how bright a lot of these clothing items actually are. Rafael Nadal’s Nike is blindingly yellow, though both TV and still cameras dumb it down a little. The same goes for the tones of bright reds, pinks and oranges that adidas is experimenting with. Below: David Nalbandian.

As Nick noted in a tweet yesterday, Wilson is doing the same thing, though they are going more of the Nike route (accents) than adidas (full color blocking/in-your-face patterns).

Which do you prefer? Below, a good shot of the adidas kit that Sania Mirza had on today — similar to the bright number that Christina McHale rocked yesterday — both on the new Court 17.

And don’t forget that this all comes back to PRL, too. Their ball persons are in the same fashion game as the players. Anyone noticing a trend?!

(top image by TSF; others by getty images)

PRL's ballperson outfits for this year's wimbledon



Polo Ralph Lauren gives the 125th Wimbledon Championships a nod in their ballperson uniforms for the event, with a “125th” logo, an anniversy crest, and purple/green crosstripes on the polos. Browse: All the PRL Wimbledon items can be found here.

(images courtesy of Polo Ralph Lauren)

this kid has no job (home?!) anymore




We know where you live (the streets). OK, so it’s not quite that dramatic, but this poor little fella isn’t thinking about how he pissed off Viktor Troicki — he’s thinking about how he won’t ever work Court Suzanne Lengglen again. How he might be out of a (summer) job. And how he probably doesn’t have a place to sleep tonight — or at least until some other ball-kid scandal pops up to make him forgettable. Oh, if you’re not sure what we’re talking about, see below.

But truthfully, Andy Murray should have volunteered the point. C’mon, Muzz. Where’s the sportmanship?

Result: Troicki won that game in the fifth set but blew a 5-2 lead, losing 6-4 6-4 3-6 2-6 5-7.

(screen grab via tennis channel)

ellesse on court



To those who geek out over this stuff, what the chair umps and ballgirls are wearing at this week’s Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. By Ellesse, of course. (Under that track jacket is a polo in the same shade. On the chest is just the Ellesse logo with no fancy crest.)

More: Another few pics — including the ballgirl outfit — after the cut…

2010 us open ballperson’s polo



The ponies on the back of those Polo Ralph Lauren ballpersons’ uniforms continue to stay big and bold, with the difference for the 2010 US Open version being the yellow logo (vs. white). We here at TSF hoped that Nick would end up with the polo — since he tried out for a ballperson slot at this year’s tourney — but it’s a rigorous audition. You could sooner get a spot guest judging the Project Runway finale than you could being Roger‘s and Rafa‘s ball bitch.

Buy: US Open Custom-Fit Polo, $98, ralphlauren.com.

More: Two shots of the polo — front and back — after the cut…