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June 2008 Articles (256)

THE LOW DOWN: Nole worked Nike at Wimbledon and adidas gave their blessing



Thanks to DtL! reader Lori for tipping me off to this exciting development between Novak Djokovic and his clothing sponsor adidas. As many of you know, I've been hyper-critical of the… Continue

Added by tennis baller on June 26, 2008 at 8:52am — 1 Comment

They play Tennis, too?

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Quote(s) of the Day: Safin



After his huge win today Marat Safin, known for giving some of the best sound bites in tennis, offered up a few doozies as only he could. Let's hope the hysterical Russian hangs around a little longer at… Continue

Added by tennis baller on June 25, 2008 at 9:39pm — No Comments

SIGHTINGS: Fed + friends take a break, A-Rod + Brooklyn get romantical



Roger Federer was spotted taking a relaxed stroll with girlfriend Mirka, tennis fanatic Gavin Rossdale and a very preggers Gwen Stefani, his wife, during a break from… Continue

Added by tennis baller on June 25, 2008 at 9:36pm — 2 Comments

FASHION FIX: Ana the escape artist, defeats Dechy in new adidas gear



Ana Ivanovic
is the WTA Tour's escape artist extraordinaire and the world no. 1 can now add today's match to her growing resume including this year's Aussie Open semis (down 0-6, 0-2 vs. Hantuchova and… Continue

Added by tennis baller on June 25, 2008 at 9:35pm — No Comments

A Perfect Day*

So, how's about that Marat Safin? What a great win for him. But dude, on behalf of tennis fans everywhere, please, PLEASE keep it going! Not just here at Wimbledon, but the rest of the year, and if it isn't too much to ask, the rest of your career!



I'm looking at that section of the draw, and it looks like a truck hit it. Who's going to come through? I would say based on just pure talent, it would be Safin. However, the best grasser (Is that phrase that I coined catching on? If not,… Continue

Added by Van Sias on June 25, 2008 at 8:13pm — 2 Comments

PHOTO OP: Safin does Nole good, shares tender post-match moment



Could Marat Safin be reliving 2005 all over again? The men's field is hoping not.



In his most dominating display since his classic match against Roger Federer in the '05 Australian Open semifinals, the giant-killing Russian… Continue

Added by tennis baller on June 25, 2008 at 9:26am — 5 Comments

FASHION FIX: Blake beats Rochus, no longer silly for sleeveless



James Blake has never had great success at Wimbledon - can you believe he's never been past the third round here? Well, he got his 2008 campaign off to a good start defeating diminuitive Belgian… Continue

Added by tennis baller on June 25, 2008 at 6:52am — No Comments

Diamonds are girl's best friend



They are beautiful and they like to wear beautiful things. And what can be more beautiful then diamonds?! Nothing...as Marilyn Monroe sang:



"But square-cut or pear-shaped,

These rocks don't loose their shape.

Diamonds are a girl's best friend.



Tiffany's!

Cartier!

Black Starr!

Frost Gorham!

Talk to me Harry… Continue

Added by Svetlana on June 25, 2008 at 1:42am — No Comments

Wimbledon Day Two Surprises



Benjamin Becker defeated 4th seed Nikolay Davydenko

"Russian fourth seed Nikolay Davydenko became the highest-profile casualty of this year's Wimbledon on Tuesday when he was knocked out 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 by Germany's Benjamin Becker in the first round."


Julia Goerges defeated 23th… Continue

Added by Svetlana on June 25, 2008 at 1:42am — No Comments

Lurking in the Grass

Watch out Kuznetsova, Kateryna Bondarenko's comin' for ya! Yesterday at Tennis Talk, Anyone?, I picked out what I thought were going to be some intriguing matches. Today, I'm going to flag some matches for tomorrow that I think are upsets in the making. Some may sound far-fetched, others might really be quite conceivable. But hey, I'm a risk-taker, so why not go for it!…



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Added by Van Sias on June 24, 2008 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

FASHION FIX: Rafa to battle Gulbis, keeps game + style short for Wimbledon



Rafael Nadal, whose relationship is all the rage this fortnight, began his quest for a first Wimbledon title today. The French Open champ… Continue

Added by tennis baller on June 24, 2008 at 3:35pm — No Comments

I Hate to Say I Told You So ...



...But I told you so, Wimbledon seeding committee!



Why, oh why, was Nikolay Davydenko made the number-four seed over Andy Roddick? I KNEW this would happen when the seedings were released. All it would take was someone with a pretty… Continue

Added by Van Sias on June 24, 2008 at 10:31am — 2 Comments

Sharapova might be wearing shorts but she is still raising the temperature on court



Maria Sharapova might have opted for shorts to wear in this year's Wimbledon, but her fans on court today were unlikely to have been disappointed with her outfit.…



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Added by Svetlana on June 24, 2008 at 9:58am — No Comments

Jelena's Wimbledon Look





The second-seeded jelena Jankovic prepared for her opening day of play at Wimbledon with a photo shoot in front of the London Eye. The two-time Roland Garros semifinalist will wear the Reebok KFS Dress 2 and… Continue

Added by Svetlana on June 24, 2008 at 9:55am — No Comments

Wimbledon Day One Surprises



Frank Dancevic defeated 7th seed David Nalbandian



Dancevic’s 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 win, the biggest win of his career, came against a player who had never lost in the first round in five previous appearances at Wimbledon. What is more, Nalbandian had only been beaten in the opening round once in his previous 26 Grand…
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Added by Svetlana on June 24, 2008 at 9:54am — No Comments

JJ's Blog



On her website Jelena is writing blog from Wimbledon. She arrived to London on last Sunday and had a quite interesting week!



Here is and excerpt from her blog:



"Sometimes being a tennis celebrity… Continue

Added by Svetlana on June 24, 2008 at 9:53am — No Comments

Video - Wimbledon interviews after first round matches



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Added by Svetlana on June 24, 2008 at 9:52am — No Comments

Wimbledon Day One Photos

The Championships - Wimbledon 2008 Day One

Image details: The Championships - Wimbledon 2008 Day One served by picapp.com…


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Added by Svetlana on June 24, 2008 at 9:51am — No Comments

FASHION FIX: Sharapova + Nike debut tuxedo-inspired innovation at Wimbledon



Maria "Shriek"apova
debuted her Nike tuxedo-inspired outfit today for her march towards a second Wimbledon title. The 2004 champion is currently… Continue

Added by tennis baller on June 24, 2008 at 9:04am — 3 Comments

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