kit count: australian open women’s QFs



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The Women’s QF draw at the 2013 Australian Open: adidas (6), Nike (4), Lotto (2), and 1 each for Under ArmourFilaLacoste, and Qiaodan.

Breakdown: See the complete list after the cut…

tattoo watch: maria jose martinez sanchez



Tattoo Watch: Spain’s Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez in her first-round match against Ekaterina Makarova at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. She lost 0-6, 7-5, 4-6. Makarova faces seventh seed Maria Sharapova in the second round; they’re both in the same quarter as Vika and Pavs. (Draws: Internazionali BNL d’Italia)

Archives: Browse through the rest of the TSF Tattoo Watch blotter.

(image by Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images)

fashion focus: nathalie dechy plays peekablue



Kudos to chic chick Nathalie Dechy for bowing out to Ekaterina Makarova in the best way possible at the first round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells — a 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 fight while layering royal blue under this season’s Lacoste tennis dress. (Sveta: are you paying attention?)

Meanwhile, some other picks from this season’s offerings.

Buy: Sleeveless Racerback Stretch Pique Tennis Dress, navy/white, $145; striped Tank, $68; Jersey Sport Tipped Tennis Skirt, $65; available at lacoste.com.