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Tennis baller's Articles – June 2008 Archive (98)

PHOTO OP: Elated Gasquet thinks he can dance - you be the judge!



My darkhorse of the men's draw, Richard Gasquet, is starting to make me look like I know what I'm talking about. The Frenchie headcase seems to be pulling his game together at Wimbledon, hitting 16 aces… Continue

Added by tennis baller on June 29, 2008 at 10:15am — 2 Comments

Murray's Maggie writing for The Times - did I mention she's a dog?



I thought The Times was a respectable UK paper, holding themselves to the highest standards of journalism, right?



So consider me perplexed when I stumbled up this article called "View from the Dog Box", a week in the life of… Continue

Added by tennis baller on June 27, 2008 at 4:18pm — No Comments

THE LOW DOWN: Serena responds to Gimelstob controversy, "it's just totally uncalled for" says ReRe



Serena Williams has some words for Washington Kastles teammate Justin Gimelstob and the sexist and disgusting… Continue

Added by tennis baller on June 27, 2008 at 4:14pm — 2 Comments

Quote of the Day: Alla on Maria



It’s very pleasant to beat…you know, Maria. Why? Why? Well, I don’t like her outfit. Can I put it that way?


- Alla Kudryavtseva on the…
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Added by tennis baller on June 26, 2008 at 6:25pm — 3 Comments

PHOTO OP: Tipsarevic brought to his knees after A-Rod defeat

Oh how the mighty have fallen by the roadside at this year's Wimbledon - tennis roadkill, if you will.



First Nole gets booted yesterday,… Continue

Added by tennis baller on June 26, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

SIGHTING: John Mayer takes in Wimbledon - but where's Jennifer?

Grammy-winning artist John Mayer was spotted taking in the newly sleeved James Blake's second round match versus Rainner Schuettler.… Continue

Added by tennis baller on June 26, 2008 at 12:25pm — 1 Comment

Sharapova suffers second round loss, serving woes continue



The Aussie Open champs are down and out at this year's Wimbledon.



A day after men's champion Novak Djokovic was dumped out of… Continue

Added by tennis baller on June 26, 2008 at 12:06pm — No Comments

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

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

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

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

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

FASHION FIX: The trench coat makes a comeback just in time for Wimbledon's weather

So y'think there's a big trench coat trend happening in London these days?



Most likely inspired by the notorious summer rains of the English capital, some ballers and their S.O.'s have been spotted working the classic style.



(From left to right)… Continue

Added by tennis baller on June 24, 2008 at 7:28am — No Comments

FASHION FIX: Brit baller Baltacha gets FCUK'ed

WARNING: So I'm "zooming" in again people and it happens to be on Elena Baltacha's left boob. Read on at your own peril...



The Brit baller, who… Continue

Added by tennis baller on June 23, 2008 at 5:09pm — 2 Comments

Rafa + Xisca relationship outed, "It was a well-kept secret..." says Uncle Toni

You know you're grabbing more global fame when the media is hawking on your supposedly "secret" girlfriend Rafael Nadal.



Thanks to DtL! readers Lisa + LR for tipping me… Continue

Added by tennis baller on June 23, 2008 at 5:07pm — 3 Comments

Another hairy situation solved: del Potro gives hair a good name



Juan Martin del Potro
made a smooth start to his Wimbledon campaign. The 19-year old Argentine pummeled Czech Pavel Snobel 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 and will take on rising Swiss… Continue

Added by tennis baller on June 23, 2008 at 5:06pm — 2 Comments

FASHION FIX: Nole defeats Berrer, turns turquoise + white for Wimbledon

After all my bitching and complaining, adidas finally gave Novak Djokovic some new tennis duds for his march towards a first Wimbledon title - yippee!… Continue

Added by tennis baller on June 23, 2008 at 12:03pm — No Comments

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