how many pleated plackets could a placket pleater pleat?



Tathiana Garbin is the main mascot for Sergio Tacchini now that Flavia Pennetta has switched over to adidas.

Say that ten times fast: At the 2010 Australian Open, Garbin wore both a tank top and a polo for competitive play; the pieces both have some bold detailing (a pleated placket for the polo; pleated vents for the tank).

And at this week’s Open GDF Suez in Paris, Garbin’s switched to a white polo with more classic construction (but also with a brighter — teal — color). She lost in the quarterfinals to former STer Pennetta 6-1, 6-3 in the quarterfinals. Flavia will be facing Lucie Safarova (wha??) in the semis.

More: A few looks at Garbin’s Sergio Tacchini after the cut…

trophy watch: keeping up with the agneses



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Looks like Anna Chakvetadze has finally shaken off the jitters (and physical toll) of that home invasion robbery during the off-season. She defeated defeated the strped Agnes Szavay 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 at the Open Gaz de France on Sunday.

<3: Anna is looking good in the adidas Competition series. You can pick up this Competition 4 Jacket for $54.99.

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And Agnieszka Radwanska eked out a win at the Pattaya Open over American Jill Craybas with a scoreline of 6-2, 1-6, 7-6 (4). The Pole revived a Nike skirt (vintage!!!) from last spring’s Sphere line. Perhaps she just wasn’t into the skorts from the current season?

FYI, she had both knees taped white during the match.

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On the Challenger level, Matilde Johansson (left) defeated Canadian Ekaterina Shulaeva 3-6, 6-0, 6-1, at the Bionaire Tennis Cup Challenger in Colombia.

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szavay earning her stripes: fila collezione’s spring 2008 line



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As Fila‘s new face, Hungarian Agnes Szavay is doing her best to get the most on-court time for her clothing. She tripped up in the season’s Australian swing (losing back-to-back first round matches at Gold Coast and Melbourne), but rebounded quite well this week, beating Hantuchova and Dementieva before losing to Anna Chakvetadze in the Open Gaz de France finals.

Dress like Agnes: The Collezione Jacket, $57.99; Spring Colezione Polo, $44.99; and the Cap Sleeve Top, $39.99.

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More: Browse the rest of the line, including the Collezione Tank, Racer Tank, and Cami Tank, at TW.

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dani hantuchova: always in nike, sometimes in versace



At this week’s Open Gaz de France, Hungarian sensation Agnes Szavay took out second seed Daniela Hantuchova 7-6 (4), 6-1 in the quarterfinals. These losses must not be doing well for Dani’s psyche.

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But at least she’s lookin’ good on the court. Her Nike Cruise Bloom Dress show off the Portland-based sports giant’s spring tennis colors — New Blue and Blue Ice. New Blue is a darker blue (like the Argon from previous seasons), and Blue Ice is what she’s wearing in that dress above.

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Dani also wore the Cruise Net Knit Jacket, with its asymmetrical front zipper, wide cuffs, exaggerated collar, and floral print hoodie. (Get a closer look here.) They need to make a men’s version — I’d totally be all over it.

What do you think of the jacket? Tell us!

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Our picks: Cruise Net Knit Jacket, $75.00; Bloom Dress, $80; and Fauna Skort, $60; all available through Tennis Warehouse. Browse the rest of the Nike Spring 2008 Cruise line, including versions of Sharapova‘s Fauna Tank and Serena‘s Bloom Tunic, here.

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Flashback: Not to be outdone by her fellow SEWTAers showing off in designer goods (Jelena in her Louboutins, and Sharapova with her neverending list of favorites), Hantuchova dropped by the Versace store at Crown in Melbourne during last month’s Australian Open. My love for animals be damned, the fur hem on that coat looks pretty darn cute. See the rest of the photos from that shopping trip.

(Versace photos and Open Gaz de France photos from WTAworld; Nike gear photos from TW)

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