Found May 22, 2013 on Tennis Grand Stand:
Sharapova hopes to reignite a love affair from last summer. This look ahead at the Roland Garros women’s field mirrors the format used for the men’s companion article yesterday. The smart money: 1) Serena Williams:  Looking back at last year’s preview of WTA Roland Garros contenders, Serena held exactly this position at the head of the list.  Virginie Razzano saw things differently, of course, scoring a shocking first-round upset that extended Serena’s drought without a final here to ten straight years after winning the 2002 title.  So you might ask why many of us did not learn our lesson in again choosing her as the consensus favorite.  One reason is that Razzanos, like Soderlings, are rare events that do not happen in consecutive years.  Another is that Serena’s clay titles last season, as impressive as they were, came on green and blue clay, whereas she completed the Madrid-Rome double this year on the red dirt featured at Roland Garros.  She also moved as crisply on clay as she ...

Maria Sharapova Debuts Customized Nike Look for Paris

2012 Women’s Singles champion Maria Sharapova will compete in Paris later this month wearing a new custom Nike Tennis outfit and footwear. Designed to showcase her characteristic on-court style, the Nike Premier Maria Dress and personally-customized Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tour iD shoes will deliver comfort, ventilation and confidence as Sharapova steps onto the clay in one of the world’s...

Nike @ Roland Garros. Maria Sharapova's tennis fashion for Paris 2013.

Just a quick look here at Maria Sharapova's tennis dress for the Paris Open courts. It's called the Nike Women's Summer Premier Maria dress. All performance, molded cups in the built-in bra and no-sew seams make for a statement look that really moves without chafing anywhere. $110 USD. The only colorway is this one, canyon purple with pure violet side panels and volt...

Tennis Fashion: Maria Sharapova Debuts New Nike Kit for French Open

Maria Sharapova in her Roland Garros kit May 21, 2013 — 2012 Roland Garros champion Maria Sharapova will compete in Paris starting next week wearing a new custom Nike tennis outfit and footwear. Designed to showcase her characteristic on-court style, the Nike Premier Maria Dress and personally-customized Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tour iD shoes will deliver comfort, ventilation and confidence...

Serena wants more this year in Paris

In the moments immediately following her stunningly early exit from the 2012 French Open, as her eyes welled with tears and she bemoaned how she's ''been through so much in my life,'' Serena Williams could not possibly find anything positive to take from the experience. How could she? For the first -- and, so far, only -- time in her career, Williams lost her...

Federer, Nadal, Sharapova and Williams Play Nike Exhibition in Paris

(May 23, 2013) With a combined 47 singles Slam titles among them, Nike athletes Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova took part in a tennis exhibition at the Espace Clacquesin in Paris prior to the start of Roland Garros. (Click to enlarge) The quartet played tennis on a court lit with black lights for the “Kings of the Lights” Nike promo event, but...

Caption the Photo: Serena Williams Pops Bottles After Italian Open Victory

Serena is defying age on the tennis court. Serena just recorded her 4th straight tournament title and is riding a huge wave of momentum heading into the French Open next week. What’s the obvious way to celebrate her current string of victories? By popping a huge bottle of Moet on the court of course. The celebration was good enough to make J.R. Smith proud. Serena popping bottles...

McEnroe: Serena Williams and Nadal Have to Beat Themselves to Lose at French Open

(May 20, 2013) – John McEnroe agrees with the vast majority of tennis prognosticators that Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal are heavy favorites to win the upcoming French Open. McEnroe spoke to media on Monday, ahead of next weeks’ French Open on a Tennis Channel conference call. McEnroe has served as an analyst for the [...]

Watch: HEAD + (RED) fight AIDS. Can YOU recall what's in the new bag?

HEAD players Maria Sharapova, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Tomas Berdych, Marin Cilic, Gilles Simon and Sloane Stephens pack their favorite things into one special tennis bag in this lol video that showcases HEAD's new (HEAD)RED tennis bag. The tennis brand is teaming up with (RED) on this one and 40% of profits from the sale of each bag will go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS...
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