Phew! First round action is (almost) over at Roland Garros and we’ve seen the full cycle of players sliding in and out of the French Open draw. Some have looked better than others, and I’m not just talking serves and dropshots.
Let’s go Coco Chanel cum Fug Girls and take a look at what’s en vogue on la terre battue.
FEDERER VS NADAL: Roger beats Rafa for the second time in a week! Love the red accents on the belt and button placket.
Roger : Tennis Player what Rafa : Flamingo!
Coco Chanel once said “Elegance is refusal” and I wish Nadal had refused this Nike get up! The pink shirt is good, but the neon yellow sweatbands and electric blue swooshes add up to way too much.
Klara Zakopalova shows Rafa how to work the pink and yellow without looking like a Don Johnson joke.
Tho’ after today, Klara’s looking for the t-shirt: “I survived 8 match points against Serena Williams and all I got was this stinkin’ t-shirt”.
Speaking of Serena Williams, her dress was as questionable as her form:
It’s like that dress you take off the rack at TJ Maxx and say, “Maybe it looks better on.”
Serena did double(s) duty on Tuesday, taking the court with her sister, Venus, after that tough three-set win over Zakopalova. Is anyone else in the mood for rainbow sherbet?
Love the two piece version of Venus’s stunning Eleven dress. (The doubles match was stopped for darkness in the third set.)
Zheng Jie and Yan Zi prefer pastels to brights:
Zheng takes on Portuguese sensation, Michelle Larcher De Brito, in her second round singles match.
JANKOVIC VS. SHARAPOVA: Both players have the blues (and both are into the second round), but Jelena’s the sharper of the two.
Jelena shows Maria how to navigate the fine line between tennis player and ice skater.
Maria’s still stuck in house dress land.
Elena Dementieva is appropriately dressed – for a new-fangled nun.
(Lucie Hradecka wore it better playing the Williams sisters in dubs today.)
Alize Cornet’s first round match was suspended due to darkness, but she’s not lagging behind when it comes to fashion:
LOVE the classic Lacoste style!
Speaking of classic Lacoste, let’s give it up for the Magician, playing his 20th (and last) Roland Garros:
Santoro’s first round match against Christophe Rochus was suspended due to darkness. Rochus is up 2 sets and 5-3 in the fourth. Is it too late for Fabrice to rage against the dying of the light?
Question: Why is Nike putting everyone BUT Nadal in sleeveless shirts? Is it just to torture us?
Del Potro and his lanky arms made it past Michael Llodra on Tuesday in straights.
Leave it to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to sex-up the most tired Adidas ensemble:
Of course, the thrill of victory is always in style. (He beat countryman Julien Benneteau in four.)
And then there’s James Blake, sad in a sack:
The American went out to an Argie “nobody” dirtballer, Leonardo Mayer in the first round.
The headband makes a comeback as the hottest on-court accessory. Who wears it best?
Gisela Dulko or Victoria Azarenka (both play 2nd rounds on Wednesday)
Or the tennis divas of yesteryear?
And here’s a final shot to round out our fashion wrap:
Nice to see the photographers putting the “pit” to good use!
If this post was too silly for you, take Tuesday’s results and write a thesis about Ferrero defeating Ljubicic in five:
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
First Round – Men’s singles
J.W. Tsonga (9)(FRA) def. J. Benneteau (FRA) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
N. Djokovic (4)(SRB) def. N. Lapentti (ECU) 6-3, 3-1 retired
G. Monfils (11)(FRA) def. B. Reynolds (USA) 6-2, 6-3, 6-1
J.M. del Potro (5)(ARG) def. M. Llodra (FRA) 6-3, 6-3, 6-1
L. Mayer (ARG) def. J. Blake (15)(USA) 7-6, 7-5, 6-2
J.C. Ferrero (ESP) def. I. Ljubicic (CRO) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
M. Gonzales (ARG) def. M. Fish (22)(USA) 6-3, 1-6, 6-4, 7-6
M. Gicquel (FRA) def. R. Schuettler (27)(GER) 6-0, 6-0, 6-4
S. Stakhovsky (UKR) def. B. Dabul (ARG) 4-6, 7-5, 7-6, 6-3
D. Gimeno-Traver (ESP) def. E. Korolev (RUS) 6-4 retired
T. Robredo (16)(ESP) def. A. Mannarino (FRA) 6-2, 6-4, 6-2
T. Haas (GER) def. A. Pavel (ROU) 6-1, 6-4, 6-4
J. Monaco (ARG) def. M. Baghdatis (CYP) 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
P. Kohlschreiber (29)(GER) def. B. Tomic (AUS) 6-1, 6-2, 6-2
A. Beck (GER) def. I. Navarro (ESP) 7-6, 6-4, 6-1
V. Troicki (SRB) def. L. Kubot (POL) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3
V. Crivoi (ROU) def. S. Greul (GER) 6-1, 7-6, 6-2
A. Seppi (ITA) def. G. Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 6-3, 6-3, 6-1
First Round – Women’s singles
(2) Serena Williams (USA) d. Klara Zakopalova (CZE) 63 67(5) 64
(4) Elena Dementieva (RUS) d. (Q) Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) 64 63
(5) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. Petra Cetkovska (CZE) 62 63
(7) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d. (WC) Claire Feuerstein (FRA) 61 64
(10) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. Vera Dushevina (RUS) 46 75 61
(18) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) d. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 62 57 60
(24) Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) d. Monica Niculescu (ROU) 64 46 63
(28) Sybille Bammer (AUT) d. Nathalie Dechy (FRA) 63 76(1)
(30) Samantha Stosur (AUS) d. Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 64 62
Maria Jos? Martinez Sanchez (ESP) d. (31) Peng Shuai (CHN) 16 62 64
Virginie Razzano (FRA) d. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 63 63
Sorana Cirstea (ROU) d. (Q) Carly Gullickson (USA) 64 62
Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) d. (WC) Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 61 26 86
Melinda Czink (HUN) d. (Q) Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 36 64 61
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) d. Urszula Radwanska (POL) 46 63 60
Jelena Dokic (AUS) d. Karolina Sprem (CRO) 36 61 62
Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ) d. Sania Mirza (IND) 64 76(3)
Viktoriya Kutuzova (UKR) d. (Q) Zuzana Ondraskova (CZE) 62 64
Virginia Ruano Pascual (ESP) d. Nicole Vaidisova (CZE) 64 63
(Q) Petra Martic (CRO) d. Mara Santangelo (ITA) 64 62 Suspended due to darkness
(21) Alize Cornet (FRA) leads Maret Ani (EST) 64 4