fashion flashback: govortsova in quebec



Belarusian Olga Govortsova, along with currently being the No. 2 Belarusian player on the SEWTA Tour, is dropping hints of a Bethanie Mattek-esque fashion sense.

olga govortsova - quebec

Here’s a photo of her playing the Quebec City Bell Challenge last month. We’re all about stirring the fashion pot, but it looked like Olga’s glittery top wasn’t built for tennis: “She clearly looks pretty uncomfortable with the ensemble, always tugging and pulling it down and adjusting the ties,” says Stephanie Myles.

It’s hard to say if the fashion will get in the way of her play (fyi, she’s ranked about 50 spots above Mattek); while she may have lost to eventual finalist Julia Vakulenko in the quarters of Quebec, she can also be proud of her one Top 20 scalp in 2007 (Shahar Peer at Stanford).

Kudos: By the way, for those of you who griped that coverage of the Quebec tournament was almost non-existent, Myles did a mighty fine job keeping us abreast of happenings above the 49th parallel. Check out the blogging here.

trophy watch: paris, quebec



This week’s winners were all about the streaks…

lindsay davenport wins quebec

Lindsay Davenport continues her successful comeback campaign with her second title in three tourneys. She beat Julia Vakulenko 6-4, 6-1 at the Quebec City Bell Challenge. She looked good wearing Nike‘s Drop Shot Cable Top from the winter collection.

nalbandian wins paris 2007

If it ain’t broke…: Boo to you, Masters Series Paris. You were in the running for best tennis trophy with your Fanti Tree, and you replace it with this. But hey, it’s better than a silver cup, right?

David Nalbandian continues his comeback with a 6-4, 6-0 destruction of Rafael Nadal in the finals. This is the second time in the last three weeks that the Argentine has beaten both Roger Federer and Rafa in the same tournament (the other being Madrid, which he also won. Not bad to have your only two titles in 2007 be Masters Series ones, no?). Could this latest streak mean that he’ll take the TMC like he did back in 2005?

Two more looks (one NSFW)…