And Caro said in press, like any girl, she’s still dreaming of a chocolate sponsorship (which she briefly mentioned in a recent interview with WSJ): “I haven’t gotten one yet. I’m still waiting. But saying that, I haven’t talked to my agent for a few days. I’m hoping he’s working on it.”
It was a long day of matches in Beijing for most, but the players still came out Monday night for the China Open player party at the InterContinental hotel. Ana Ivanovic (who won earlier) and Caroline Wozniacki looked stunning as usual, all dressed up for the event. Novak Djokovic, who never loses in Beijing, looked great in blue while Rafael Nadal, in his first tournament since Wimbledon, posed with some traditionally-dressed women.
The men scrubbed up nicely for the Rakuten Open welcome reception Monday in Tokyo. Stan Wawrinka, Milos Raonic, Kei Nishikori, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Kevin Anderson and Bob and Mike Bryan were among those who attended. And later, a few of them, including Jo, Gilles Simon, Federico Delbonis, John Peers and Go Soeda tried out a little traditional saké.
Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf looked fantastic as they attended the Longines Los Angeles Masters on Saturday. The day’s festivities included a Pro-Am event, which featured the riding skills of Ryan Sweeting‘s wife (and The Big Bang Theory star) Kaley Cuoco. The Agassis at a horse event? Not totally strange as both legends are Longines ambassadors and the event benefitted several charities, including the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education.
“Got dressed up and had a good time last night at the Longines Los Angeles Masters…it’s the first time this equestrian show jumping competition has been held in the United States. Wish we could have taken this little guy home with us!”
Steffi looks great but really, how cute is that horse?
Recovering from surgery, we haven’t seen Laura Robson on court for a little while. But when she does make her return, she’ll have a new look: Nike. Robson’s Adidas contract was up and the IMG client followed her predecessors (Maria Sharapova and Li Na) to the swoosh. “Spot the difference” is what she posted with the above picture on Instagram (and her agents confirmed) as she announced the change. And Wednesday in London, it looks like the publicity has already begun.
Party after party must be boring so it has to be exciting when a tournament puts on a party with a little arts and crafts. At the Shenzhen Open Player Party, Richard Gasquet, David Ferrer, Andy Murray, Tommy Robredo and Juan Carlos Ferrero had the opportunity to make hand imprints. A great souvenir, especially if you don’t get the trophy at the end of the week.
Friday morning, Li Nasadly announced her retirement from tennis. The two-time Grand Slam champion paved her own way in tennis and won so many people over with her great personality. She will be missed on court!
To celebrate her career, Nike announced a new brand campaign, “Be the Bird that Sticks Out,” paying tribute to her through the icon of a phoenix spreading its wings.