Victoria Azarenka, seen above during the hit and giggle on NYC's Pier 54 sponsored by Nike, staggering and collapsing to the concrete during her match against Gisela Dulko. I think everyone has seen the pictures by now so there's no need to show her in her distress today. What happened? Officially Victoria fell and hit her head during her prematch warmups and that is the reason the medics were standing by and able to attend to her so quickly.
Serena Williams suffered it's going to be interesting to see if these pillars of the tennis world keep up with the story. The falling accident was mentioned on air after Victoria was taken off court in a wheelchair. It turned out to be what Victoria's official statement said was the cause of her collapse.
As it stands Victoria is still shown on today's Order of Play. She is supposed to be playing doubles with Dinara Safina.
Andy Roddick are known to be very good friends. Still I wonder what she was thinking as Andy showed his ass last night berating a lines woman over a foot fault call and having her replaced? Or what about his abuse of chair umpire Enric Molina? What about the fanboy happy talk coming from the commentators that basically excused the boorish behavior of the top American male player? Oh, and what about the continuous conversation held between Andy and coach Larry Stefanki? Any warnings about illegal coaching? Guess. By the way Andy was called for foot faults a total of three times. I'm just saying.
Dustin Brown will play Andy Murray in the next round. I look forward to seeing him play. If Murray has done his due diligence and prayed to the tennis gods it should be a night match. Not looking for a win for Dustin just hoping he represents himself well.
Venus Williams match against Canadian qualifier Rebecca Marino could've cheered any harder for Marino to prevail. Fans of Venus always worry when she plays an unknown for the first time and for the first set Marino stood toe to toe with Venus forcing a tiebreak.
Ryan Harrison, an eighteen year old from Shreveport Louisiana defeated veteran Ivan Ljubicic yesterday. Already the "changing of the guard" articles are flying. It was obvious to anyone watching the match the Ljubicic was bothered by the heat and he said as much during his presser. Harrison is 6'1" tall and weighs 175 pounds. He will play Sergiy Stakhovsky next.
What Not To Wear
Maria Sharapova has taken a step back with this dress. I don't get the collar. I don't get all the buttons. I don't like the color.
Venus Williams, seen in both her day and night kits above, gets a big meh. As someone said yesterday Serena has gone for the conservative look on court as she matures (The dress worn by Victoria Azarenka was designed for Serena) Venus seems to have found her inner wild child. Women mature at their own pace and in their own way so I'm giving Venus a pass.
Kim Clijsters outfit defines the word dowdy. I don't expect to see her in a skin tight corset style outfit but there has to be a happy medium between slut and grandmother. I'm old and I wouldn't wear this on court.
Vera Zvonareva's K-Swiss outfit comes to mind. Vera, seen above in the NY Times photo essay, looks trim, modern and ready to play tennis without looking twice her age or ready to go out on the stroll.
Caroline Wozniacki kept tugging at the tunic - it's too short and tight to be a dress and the slightest movement had her butt on display. The men seem to like it though.
Nadia Petrova wins hands down for the worst tennis dress ever. This is the only image I've been able to find, a screen cap posted by a fan who probably couldn't believe his/her eyes either. Yes Nadia is boxy. Yes she is not easy to design for. I just want to know how they let her walk out on court in this.
Still with fashion I have to mention Donald Young. Someone commented on his beautifully shaped eyebrows. The person said they were beautifully plucked. Since it's usually waxing or threading these days one must assume that Donald had one of those procedures done. And with that I'm ending this post.