fashion focus: it’s in the details

Now that there are only seven folks left standing in Indian Wells (both men’s semis still to be contested, plus one semi between Jelena Jankovic and Ana Ivanovic, the winner whom will face Sveta Kuznetsova in the finals), it’s time to look back at some fun fashion from the tournament.

Dmitry Tursunov - Indian Wells 2008

ATP vlogger Dmitry Tursunov wore this textured white Fila cap during his match against Juan Ignacio Chela.

Donald Young - Indian Wells 2008

I saw the bracelets on Donald Young up close during a hitting session last weekend, and I’m glad there was a photographer who picked it up. Here he is in a match against Rafael Nadal.

Galina Voskoboeva - Indian Wells 2008

Galina Voskoboeva fell to Vera Zvonareva in the third round, but not before taking out 22nd seed Michaella Krajicek in the round prior. Nice smiley face dampener, and look at the floral pattern on that hem!

roger federer’s on-court attire + another new bag

Here are pics from match I ended on Sunday, March 16, between Roger Federer and Guillermo Garcia Lopez. This was my first time seeing Roger play. Gigi probably didn’t push him to his best tennis, but the Spaniard put up a good fight.

Roger Federer - Indian Wells

Cute: A new grey track jacket from Nike.

Roger Federer - Indian Wells

He sticks with the Aussie Open blue polo and trades in for white shorts. This will transition into the white shorts he’ll be wearing next week in Miami.

Another duffel: I didn’t have my binoculars with me, so I couldn’t figure out the specifics of that red and grey duffel he had with him (the one near his right foot). If anyone has info, e-mail me.

Roger Federer - Indian Wells - banner

These guys in the next section over from me were fussing over their banner all throughout the match.

(photos by Getty Images)

fila spring ’08: women’s collection

Svetlana Kuznetsova - Indian Wells 2008

The navy blue and purple of this spring’s Heritage collection from Fila looked good on Svetlana Kuznetsova. She beat Makarova and Cibulkova and next faces Caroline Wozniacki in the fourth round. (Quick poll: Is there anyone out there banking on Sveta — the third seed — to take this title?)

FYI: Our other picks are the Heritage dress and jacket, $53.99 each. The men have grey in their colorway instead of purple.

Karin Knapp - Indian Wells 2008

Meanwhile, Karin Knapp brought out old school pieces from the Fall 2007 Collezione and this great slimming dress (pictured above). Does anyone know what collection the latter is from?

Buy: Fila Heritage Tank, $34.99; skort, $36.99; dress and jacket, both $53.99.

(photos by Getty Images)

rafa nadal is eco-friendly

Rafael Nadal - Indian Wells 2008

Some players (like Serena) have used index cards to keep themselves in check during matches. At Indian Wells, Rafa Nadal chooses a greener route. From Britton Gerrard‘s Diary of a Ballkid:

“[He] had three words written in Spanish on his hand and I was trying to figure out what it was the entire match. I kept trying to get a good view during the changeovers but I couldn’t read it. Finally, in the tunnel, after the match Nadal told us that it meant ‘concentrate’ in English.”

Does he still have his eyes on the prize? We’ll find out soon enough.

(shirtless training photo via nadalmania, hand photo by gregslyon)

k-swiss: bondarenkos at indian wells + kournikova at the pop-up store party

The Bondarenko sisters — that’s Alona (the blond) and Katerina (the brunette) — have taken the momentum from their 2008 Australian Open doubles title to make good runs at the Pacific Life Open.

Alona and Katerina Bondarenko - Indian Wells 2008

Alona, who’s featured on the K-Swiss website along with fellow tennis players Tommy Haas, Michaella Krajicek, Black/Huber, and Mardy Fish, wore the Empire Seam Top during her three-set loss to Maria Sharapova in the fourth round.

Katerina lost early in singles and wore this dress with an asymmetrical racerback (how very Ukranian of her).

Alona and Katerina Bondarenko - Indian Wells 2008

The sisters wore the black version during their doubles win over Svetlana Kuznetsova and Amelie Mauresmo. The duo will face Vesnina and Safina in the quarters.

Buy: Empire Seam Top, purple w/ gold hardware, $48; Racerback Dress, black and white, $90.

Browse: Look through the rest of this season’s collection.

Jackie Warner - Anna Kournikova - K-Swiss pop-up store party

Party pics: The K-Swiss pop-up store had its opening party on Thursday, March 13. The celebs on hand: Anna Kournikova, Workout‘s Jackie Warner, and Fred Durst. More photos here.

(singles photo by Getty Images, doubles photos by Antonio Bernal, party photos via omg!)

practice makes perfect: roger federer’s t-shirts

Roger Federer - practice - Indian Wells 2008

R-Fed and his flock of seagulls had plenty of face time on the practice courts at Indian Wells this past week. With each session came a new shirt, of course. Dmitry: if you’re still having problems with losing your clothes in Miami, give this guy a call, eh?

Count ‘em: See the five shirts (and counting) after the cut…

sightings in the stands: russell and hawn

Kurt Russell - Goldie Hawn - Indian Wells 2008

Actors Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn enjoy a breezy and sunny day of matches at Stadium Court 1 of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

FYI: The Pacific Life Open, a Tier I tourney for the women and one of nine Masters Series events for the men, will run through Sunday, Mar. 23. Defending champions are Rafa Nadal and Daniela Hantuchova.

fila stripes take a break in the desert

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The boys of Fila shed their stripes for their two-week party in the California desert. All are wearing color block shirts from the Heritage Group:

Janko Tipsarevic - Indian Wells

Janko Tipsarevic crashed out of the first round. He took the first set tiebreak 7-1 but lost the next two 6-7 (6), 4-6. Both he and Marat Safin are still on my “must-see” list.

Marin Cilic - Indian Wells

In one of the later day matches from Sunday, gigantor Marin Cilic lost to compatriot Ivan Ljubicic. The winning scoreline for the 23rd seed (my, how the mighty have fallen!): 7-6(7) 7-5.

Dmitry Tursunov - Indian Wells

And the bearded Dima lost to Juan Ignacio Chela 7-6 (7-1), 6-7 (6-8), 4-6 in the second round. I saw Dmitry hit for a little bit at one of the practice courts.

Buy: Fila Heritage colorblock crewneck, $45. The rest of their current tennis gear here.

Bonus round: More pictures from Janko’s first round match after the cut…

olivier rochus wears turquoise tacchini

Olivier Rochus - Sergio Tacchini - Indian Wells

That turquoise makes yet another appearance, this time in the battle of the shorties, aka Olivier Rochus d. Arnaud Clement 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of the Masters Series Indian Wells. (Nono doesn’t care — he’s in love!)

Rochus’ polo from Sergio Tacchini has the Italian company’s staple — horizontal stripes. Clement, meanwhile stayed in white Lacoste. (What do you think of Olivier’s shirt? Tell us!)

Sergio Tacchini - Dallas Group - Spring 2008

Browse ST this season: Sergio Tacchini Dallas Polo, $37.99; Dallas Crew, $29.99. Available in blue, green, red, black, and white.

fashion focus: vania king in indian wells

Vania King - Indian Wells

Vania King wears a striped dress with that Tiffany blue/chocolate colorway that seems to be all the rage these days (my sister used it pretty well as a motif for her wedding). She played Anne Kremer in the first round of the Masters Series Indian Wells and won 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

What’s the brand? Is that Prince? If so, then I take back what I said about their lackluster spring lookbook. Can anyone confirm?

(photo by Getty Images)