dressing up doha



Fila expands its apparel/footwear sponsorships (Wimbledon, Indian Wells, Miami) by adding the SEWTA’s Sony Ericsson Championships in Doha to its roster.

The event’ll feature the top eight singles players and the top four doubles players, all competing over six days for prize money totaling $4.55 million. Five ladies have qualified for singles so far: Safina, Serena, Wozniacki, Dementieva, and Kuznetsova. Get more info about the tournament here.

Fila created a bespoke range for Doha that draws inspiration from the event’s purple and green theme as well as Fila’s 70′s and 80′s archive. The clothes will be seen on court officials, ball crew, and on-site staff.

TSF gives top marks to the women’s line official jacket (pictured above). What do you think of the clothes? Tell us!

More: See more pics — of the men’s line judge jacket, ballboy and ball girl tops, staff jacket, and the Doha-specific Alfa shoe — all after the cut…

practice makes perfect: roger federer’s 2009 so far



First off, a shout-out to Mikey, whose Timber Palace blog is back in business… If you’re into architecture (or you live in the Pacific Northwest), you should take a peek

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Nike and Roger Federer are at it again, starting slow in 2009 before slamming us with his day/night outfits for the Australian Open.

More pics: See what he wore in Doha, Kooyong, and for practice sessions and pressers — all after the cut…

prince’s spring lookbook + women’s skivvies get their due



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I don’t know what’s in the desalinated water this week, but there are waaaaaaaaaay more than the usual number of crotch shots coming out of the wires from last week’s tourney in Doha. First, there was the unfortunate flesh-colored underwear worn by Li Na.

And now here’s Japanese veteran Ai Sugiyama, layering in Prince.

Flip through it: The company’s spring/summer lookbook might not be anything to look at, but it’s at least fun to look through. There are even realistic sound effects for when you flip the pages! Check it out.

(photos by Getty Images)