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Djokovic Entertains At Tennis Charity Event

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic is that you? Nole entertained the crowd at Randall’s Island Tennis Center Thursday night in New York City at the Johnny Mac Tennis Project Benefit. While it seemed he was channeling his inner Rafa at times, he also played a little doubles with actor Ed Norton and faced rising junior Noah Rubin while John McEnroe also got in on the action.

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(Photos: Getty Images)


Fashion Focus: Berdych Appears In H&M Mini Movie

Tomas Berdych

Tomas Berdych is the first tennis face of global fashion brand H&M. He’s gone viral with his flower-print tops and shorts but there’s no denying it’s exciting to see tennis go fashion mainstream. H&M filmed a mini movie dedicated to him, that “captures the strength, passion and complexity of tennis – and of Tomas Berdych.”

Tomas has also had a busy Thursday morning, as documented by the US Open Twitter (and himself). First, he stopped by the NBC studios to play some tennis with meteorologist Stephanie Abrams.

And then later visited the New York Stock Exchange to ring the morning bell.

(Video: H&M)


Sharapova Is New Face Of CFDA Campaign

Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova is the new face of the CFDA Fashion Targets Breast Cancer Campaign. Wednesday night, Maria looked gorgeous in a Marc Jacobs dress as she attended the 20th anniversary event, presented by Porsche, at The New Museum in New York City.

Maria Sharapova

Busy Maria is also on the cover of the new issue of Net-a-Porter’s The Edit. Inside she talks about fashion (of course) and how the paparazzi find her and boyfriend Grigor Dimitrov: “‘We laugh it off. I’ve always loved the Sherlock Holmes aspect of things. I think, ‘Oh my goodness. How did they find us?’ We’re in the middle of nowhere, just sand and ocean, and all of a sudden a boat shows up. When we’re at home and away from the sport, we are just two normal people who try to go about our life in a casual way, so it’s funny for us.”

Read the entire issue here.

Maria Sharapova

(Photos: Getty Images; Image: Net-a-Porter)


Serena Does Karaoke For Delta

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Serena Williams attended Delta Air Lines’ “Delta OPEN Mic,” a private karaoke event, on Wednesday night in New York City. There she and her celebrity friends (like Jack Sock and Kathy Griffin) literally took the mic and Serena treated the crowd to the famous tune ”Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend.”

Before singing her lungs out, Serena taped an appearance for Late Show with David Letterman and it looks like the two had a hit in the streets of NYC!

(Photos: Getty Images)


Djokovic Gets Iced, Appears On Letterman

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic appeared on Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday night to talk tennis, tennis greats and being shirtless. First, he talks to David about his tennis game. For instance, what is he doing in some of those pictures?

Then he teased the audience… will he take his shirt off?

But here’s a video where Nole really did take his shirt off (for charity, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, of course):

(Photo: Letterman; Videos: Novak Djokovic, Letterman)


Fashion Focus: Nike To Launch Nike Court Collection

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Nike is launching the new Nike Court Collection by Fragment on August 21, which will mesh vintage, heritage fashions with fresh, modern styles. Nike says “designer Hiroshi Fujiwara mixes the spirit of sport with the essence of design to create a beautiful clash between age-old tradition and present-day attitude.” The collection features familiar faces, like Rafael Nadal, and the new wave of stars, like Grigor Dimitrov.

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Also launching Aug 21 is the Nike Air Tech Challenge II “US Open.” The red, white and blue sneakers have a vintage Andre Agassi-look and will be available at Nike Lab locations.

Learn more here. Preview the collection here.

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(Images: Nike)


Sharapova Graces September SELF


Maria Sharapova is on the cover of the September issue of SELF magazine (on newsstands August 26) and talks about, like the cover says, how she wins at life.

Her competitive drive: “It’s ferocious and powerful, and it’s about winning.”

Where’s the help?: “After I did a picture with the trophy, I got on the train [to London] with a friend, and we’re lugging our bags around, and I was, like, ‘Wait, I just won the French Open yesterday! Where are the butlers?’”

Her on-court beauty regimen: “When I’m out on the court, I’m not thinking about how I look. I do my ponytail in two seconds, and I’m not wearing a stitch of makeup. I’m confident in my skin, and I’m there to play the game.”

Her eating habits:  “Carbs are important for my sport, but it’s about finding the right balance between them and protein. In the morning, I have fruit, then rye toast with goat cheese and a piece of ham. When I’m playing tournaments, I try to minimize things that can create inflammation, like lactose, and goat cheese is easier for me to process than butter. For lunch, it’s a protein like chicken and then soup, because I’m Russian and we love soups. For dinner, I’ll have fish, like salmon or sea bass, and rice or potatoes.”


Read more from Maria’s SELF interview here.

Watch a behind-the-scenes look at her cover shoot:

(Images/Video: SELF)


Fashion Focus: US Open 2014 Shirts By Adidas

It’s the last Slam of the year and all eyes are on New York City. Adidas has some great shirts to celebrate the US Open and I have to be honest… I want them all.

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For women, there’s the NYC Tennis Tee (in pink and white), Big Apple Tee (in grey and white) and the NYC Flag Tee (in grey and white).

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The men aren’t left out. For them, there’s the NYC Flag Tee (in grey and white) and the NYC Tennis Tee (in grey and white).

(Images: Tennis Warehouse)


Sharapova Shows Off SELF Cover At NYC Sugarpova Shop

Maria Sharapova

Monday was a busy day for Maria Sharapova in New York City. First, she met fans at Sephora for Supergoop (plus she’s taking over their Instagram feed this week with #PovaGrams).

Maria Sharapova

Later, Maria attended a Q&A about being a “SELF Made Woman” at her Sugarpova pop-up store in the Andaz on 5th Avenue. Maria is also on the cover of SELF magazine’s September issue.

Maria Sharapova

Maria tweeted:

(Photos: Supergoop, Getty Images)


Quick Hits

Serena Williams, Li Na, Genie Bouchard, Victoria Azarenka and Rafael Nadal are among the star athletes to be featured in the new ad for the 2014 Fall Nike Tech Pack.

After winning his 80th ATP title in Cincinnati on Sunday, Roger Federer has qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals for a record 13th year in a row.

Defending champion Rafael Nadal and 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro have withdrawn from the US Open.

Iveta Melzer (formerly Benesova) announced she has retired from tennis. Her new career? A personal fashion blog (check it out here).

Anne Worcester, Tournament Director for the Connecticut Open, took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Sunday with Caroline Wozniacki, Petra Kvitova and Simona Halep in charge of the buckets. But who did Caroline turn on in the end?

Details on where to meet Aga Radwanska this Thursday in New York City.


Redfoo said he still has feelings for Victoria Azarenka (and wrote a song about her).

Judy Murray is going to be coached for a change, on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Sara Errani announced a new partnership with Kia.

The super secret Sugarpova pop-up location in New York City has been revealed:

 (Video: Nike)