What is Kolya wearing?



Question of the week: Aside from what I can only assume is his wedding ring, what else is hanging from Nikolay Davydenko‘s necklace?

(photos from the Estoril Open by AP)

le sad: butter’s bubble pops



The demands of the real world has led one of our favorite Marat Safin blogs, Butter’s Bubble, to hang up its keyboard after a good run in 2007.

Who’s going to keep watch over the Russian’s necklaces now?!

You did a great job, Butter. If ever you feel an itch to post something, you’re always welcome to do so on TSF…

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By the way, this is how Marat’s neck looked at this week’s Australian Open. He lost 4-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 2-6 in the second round to fellow adidas-wearer Marcos Baghdatis.

(photo via Getty Images)

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jurgen melzer's necklaces



Austrian Jurgen Melzer throws his hat into the ring with this pair of necklaces at this week’s BA-CA Tennis Trophy in Vienna. He went up against countryman Alexander Peya in the first round, and came out with a 6-4, 6-3 win.

Other participants include top seed Novak Djokovic, who took out Gineps 6-3, 6-4; and JC Ferrero, who beat fifth seed Guillermo Canas 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5). (Wow. Canas’ year sure fizzled out after starting the year with two wins over Roger Federer in March.)

Melzer has also been sporting the same Incredible Hulk-esque, tight-fitting Power Web Crew Neck adidas shirt worn by Argentinian Juan Monaco earlier this summer. See the photo after the cut

the women's final: henin wins but sveta shines



Congrats to Justine Henin for taking her second U.S. Open title (her first came in 2003) by beating Svetlana Kuznetsova — the 2004 U.S. Open champ — 6-1, 6-3.

Henin wore her ho-hum orange adidas separates, and Kuznetsova wore the same outfit from Fila that she’s been sporting all week.

We did notice a few more things this time around: Kuznetsova has a necklace with an “S” in cursive lettering, and her bandana was personalized with a monogram.

I love these little touches that make the ensemble hers. (Do you agree? Tell us!)

Bonus round: In case you’re wondering, that Mary Cohr badge on her red tank is from sponsor Baronesse Cosmetiques, whose stable includes Sveta, Thomas Johansson, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Paul Capdeville, and Tamira Paszek.

(photos via Getty Images)

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svetlana's latest fashion move



Svetlana makes a bold style statement at this week’s Rogers Cup ladies’ tournament in Toronto. Thank god she stayed away from her hair, instead choosing to wear this Fila outfit above.

Like DTL, we love the stripe detail (in retro colors) on the back of the shirt. We also love the thick gold necklace which complements her blue skirt.

Our only problem? Fila needs to work on clothes that hide her sweat marks because, as Samantha Jones would say, “this is unappetizing.”

(photos via AP and Getty Images)

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