Wednesday in New York City, Nike unveiled its new Spring/Summer 2015 Women’s with the help of 27 top athletes, including newly-retired Li Na and new Nike girl Laura Robson, and Shuai Zhang.
According to Nike, the Nike+ Training Club App for women has been downloaded 16 million times and 9 million women have downloaded the Nike+ Running App.
“With such an explosion of creativity in sport and a growing lifestyle that seamlessly integrates her run and workout with the rest of her day, Nike has never been better positioned for growth,” said Amy Montagne, VP/GM of Nike Women. “Today we’re introducing the most comprehensive and innovative women’s collection Nike has ever created.”
Laura shared some photos of herself at today’s launch with other athletes, like Li Na (below), and model Karlie Kloss.
Andy Murray and some famous friends (like Cesc Fabregas and Ed Sheeran) star in a sketch for Stand Up To Cancer on Channel 4 in the UK Friday evening. Andy does a great job ripping on the celebrities’ impersonations – and himself- in the hilarious video. Plus love the part with Fabregas trying to audition for Rafael Nadal. Watch!
Maria Sharapova attended a a charity event for Porsche Thursday Singapore. Wearing a cute Chloe dress, Maria presented a check for $50,000 to The Straits Times Schools Pocket Money Fund on behalf of Porsche to help local kids in need.
Li Na has shown she’s ready to move on to her post-tennis life. Thursday in Beijing, the newly-retired Chinese star, and her husband Jiang Shan, visited a non-profit private school to hand out snacks and play with the kids. Retirement looks great on her.
Maria Sharapova has arrived in Singapore after some time off in Thailand, and Wednesday she launched her signature Sugarpova candy at Robinsons The Heeren. In town for the WTA Finals, Maria signed autographs and met with her adoring local fans.
It was a big party in Moscow Monday night to celebrate the Kremlin Cup. Tournament players were in attendance as were numerous Russian stars – past and present. This included former No. 1 Marat Safin. Is it just me or does he look better than ever? Rhetorical question. But there he is, with fellow Russian Igor Andreev.
Below, Svetlana Kuznetsova (with Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina) was in charge of slicing what was probably a very delicious cake.
Oct 8th, 2014
Comments are off for this post
The WTA has been sharing some great health videos on its YouTube channel – like with Sam Stosur (here) and Zhang Shuai (here). The newest exercise video is with WTA Finals qualifier Genie Bouchard, as she shows how she does some cardio to get her heart pumping, works her core and stretches out her muscles.
(For the record, I do all of these. Interesting though I have yet to have the Genie results…).