asb classic’s podcasting

If you want to mix up your ingestion of tennis media, consider the podcasts coming out of the ASB Classic. Kevin Sinnott and James McOnie — the ASB Wildcards — chat with the women participating in the tourney about everything under the sun.

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They interviewed Camille Pin on Day 1, and we find out about her love of scuba diving. (SEWTA did a photo shoot with her during last year’s Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, above.)

And on Day 2 they talked to a very engaging Tamira Paszek about New Zealand’s coffee, Austrian cuisine (apparently, Kässpätzle is delicious), and her rusty hairclips.

Listen: You can keep up with the podcasts here or subscribe via RSS.

lacoste and roddick vs. nike and darth federer

Texan Andy Roddick heads into his U.S. Open quarterfinal match against Roger Federer with a 1-13 losing record.

This week, Andy added a darker version (above) of his Lacoste Short Block Polo. I prefer this colorway over the white version he debuted earlier this fall. If Roger wears his “Darth Federer” get-up to the quarters, it’ll be an all-black affair.

Flashback: The two last met at the semis of the Aussie Open, with Roger emerging victorious with a 6-4, 6-0, 6-2 win (in 83 minutes). After the win, Mirka went up to the World No. 1 and said, “Darling, you are a maniac.” Haha, I can’t picture her saying that. (quote from Quest for Perfection: The Roger Federer Story; New Chapter Press, $24.95)

Other Lacoste: The French clothier don’t exactly innovate with their clothes, but we liked what we saw:

Richard Gasquet got his own shirt.

While Michael Llodra, Edouard Roger-Vasselin, and Sebastien Grosjean all wore the standard issue. (If Nike‘s looked like this, none of us would be griping, right?)

On the women’s side, Alize Cornet, Tatiana Golovin, Emilie Loit, and Camille Pin all competed in pieces from the polka-dotted and cerise-themed Fall ’07 Women’s Sport collection.

What do you think of Lacoste’s U.S. Open clothes? Tell us!

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camille in lacoste

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The forgotten Frenchwoman: While Gasquet rolled over Roddick, Golovin orchestrated a peep show, Llodra/Clement cackled their way to the doubles crown, and Bartoli hopped to the final, another member of the armée de gazon at Wimbledon, Camille Pin, bowed out in the first round. She did it wearing an elegant, simple dress from clothing sponsor Lacoste and paired it with a pendant necklace.

And at this week’s W&SFG Open in Cincinnati, her dress had an aqua-striped bust. Tres cute!

Speaking of the French…: Apparently, Golovin and Bartoli are having a tiff, and all the stress might be catching up with the Wimbledon finalist. Or perhaps her dream run is over, and she’s rejoined us from cloud nine.

(Cincy photo via W&SFG Open, Wimby photo via WTNPhotos.com)

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