Sunday, August 30, 2015

2015 US Open Preview: Gabbing with Genie Bouchard

GlamSpinTennis had the pleasure of speaking with Genie Bouchard at the W Hotel at the Taste of Tennis NYC. 

Genie looked amazing in a cute dress from Night Cap, available at Blue and Cream in NYC.




Taste of Tennis is a tradition taking place in the days leading up to the US Open. The event pairs tennis fans with fine dining, cooking demonstrations, and tennis mega-stars.

On the day of the event, the world discovered that Genie Bouchard was being coached by Jimmy Connors when they showed up on the US Open practice courts together.

Jimmy Connors is a former ATP World No. 1, multiple slam winner, and the ex-coach of Andy Roddick and Maria Sharapova. 

Genie said, "we were training elsewhere for a few weeks," to explain how she kept her new partnership with Jimmy under wraps. 





She also confirmed that they did not color coordinate their practice attire. 

Both were sporting lavender hues during her practice session, "I noticed that when we were on the court, but that was not planned," said Genie.

Monday, April 13, 2015

GlamSpinTennis Giveaway: FILA Ready, Set, Glow! Dress

GlamSpinTennis will be giving away one "Glow Dress" in "navy heather" from the FILA Ready, Set, Glow! collection. 




Current WTA Top-20 player, Jelena Jankovic, sported the Glow Dress from the FILA Ready, Set, Glow! collection in "knockout pink" in her runner-up appearance at the 2015 Indian Wells tournament. 





According to FILA:

"Sophisticated silhouettes paired with design details like bright contrast stitching and surprising pops of color, give the Ready, Set, Glow! styles an upbeat boost. The Glow dress, in knockout pink/navy heather/green gecko/white hues, features a racerback silhouette with contrast color cover stitching, an inside bra, and the silver cut out F-Box logo." 


To enter to win a FILA Glow Dress in Navy Heather:




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GlamBiz: FILA

GlamBiz: FILA

We have finally made it to the spring 2015 clay season! Before we turn our attention to Europe and Roland Garros, let's stop to take a closer look at FILA.

FILA-sponsored tennis players have been ascendant over the past couple weeks. At Indian Wells, Jelena Jankovic was the runner-up at the BNP Paribas Open.




Sam Querrey was a Finalist in this weekend's U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship held down in Houston, Texas.

Jelena and Sam rocked FILA's latest, brightly-hued designs. Jelena wore a pink dress from the very popular Ready, Set, Glow! collection, while Sam sported a top and shorts from the Suit Up collection this Spring.

In addition to outfitting tennis pros in hi-tech, stylish designs, FILA also served as a sponsor at both tournaments.

GlamSpinTennis spoke to Lauren Mallon, the Senior Marketing Manager/Tennis at FILA, to get some insight into FILA's partnership with the BNP Paribas Open.



Ball Kids in the FILA Uniform Collection at the 2015 BNP Paribas Open
Photo Credit: FILA/Ray Giubilo















FILA has been an Official Supplier to the Indian Wells tournament since 1998.  The apparel-maker works with the tournament to design a uniform collection for the ball kids, lines persons, and volunteers at this desert stop on the WTA and ATP tours.

Indian Wells is a premier destination for the tennis pros, fans, and television broadcasters from across the globe. Watching matches in-person, on TV, or streaming on the Internet, one is hard-pressed to miss the FILA logo, featured conspicuously on linesmen, ball kids, and court-side officials.

As the official apparel and footwear provider at the tournament, FILA designers work with tournament officials to design a uniform collection that is "athletic and figure-flattering," and in a "unique color-palate"according to Mallon.

According to Mallon, the Uniform Collection design and production process takes approximately 10 months.  Discussions between FILA and the tournament about the color palate and designs begin May of the preceding year while production begins in early August.

This year's Uniform Collection featured a flirt skirt-bottom with flounce in pink and contrast color shorts in navy for Ball Girls.  Ball Boys were outfitted in a high v-neck in "scuba blue, twilight and white."



Ball Kids in the FILA Uniform Collection at the 2015 BNP Paribas Open
Photo Credit: FILA/Ray Giubilo















This year, as an Official Supplier to the BNP Paribas Open, FILA promoted its new  #startaracket campaign.


FILA #STARTARACKET from FILA on Vimeo.

FILA held a clinic and Q&A session with Sam Querrey for local children, had an official unveiling of new FILA designs with at an on-site fashion presentation, and held a Q&A with FILA's head designer for attendees.

Enter to win a FILA Ready, Set, Glow! Dress





Monday, February 9, 2015

Australian Open 2015: Best Dressed Ladies - Loves

Here are the ladies looks that aced the 2015 Australian Open

Across the board, the tournament featured a number of ladies in neon and electric colored designs which boldly contrasted with Melbourne's blue hard courts. 



2015 Australian Open Loves

1. Maria Sharapova 













Maria, the 2015 Australian Open Ladies Finalist, dazzled in red down under. Glad to see she's moved past her tunic phase. 

2. Madison Brengle






















Madison rocked Nike's raspberry outlier look all the way to the Quarter-Finals. 

3. Angelique Kerber








Angelique had a short stay in Melbourne, but her navy/orange Adidas kit impressed during her unexpected first-round loss. 

4. Aga Radwanska




Lotto seems to be succesfully following the "if it ain't broke" line of design with Aga. 

5. Martina Hingis


Marina partnered with Leander Paes to win the 2015 Australian Open Mixed Doubles crown. She rocked her own Tonic Tennis by Martina designs and was perfectly in sync with Leander's style and play. 

6. Elina Svitolina


Elina's Ellesse kit looked like a burst of sunshine against Melbourne's blue courts.  

 7. Vika Azarenka






Vika dazzled her way to a fourth-round appearance in this lemon-lime Nike kit. 

8. Coco Vandeweghe

The 23-year-old American stood out in her bold orange and tangerine Asics outfit. Coco knocked out two of her similarly attired Asics-mates (Francesca Schiavone and Sam Stosur) to advance to the 3rd Round of the tournament. 

9. Serena Williams
















Serena stole the show and claimed her 6th Australian Open title this bold hot pink/electric yellow Nike kit. Will 2015 see the return of the catsuit?  

Which look did you love

Saturday, January 31, 2015

2015 Australian Open: Victorious Serena Williams is the 2015 Australian Open Champion

On January 31, 2015, Serena Williams won the 2015 Australian Open defeating Maria Sharapova in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6 (5). 




This victory is Serena's 19th major title and 6th Australian Open crown. Serena last won the Australian Open in 2010 after defending her 2009 title. 



After last night, Serena has won 16 straight matches against Maria, a streak that dates back over ten years to 2005.  Maria's last win over Serena came in 2004 at the WTA Championship match; she is now 2-17 versus Serena. 

Maria dethroned Serena and won her first major at Wimbledon in 2004. After the match, Maria said, "Serena...I know there are gonna be so many more moments when we are gonna play and I'm sure we're gonna be here one more time and hopefully many more times at other Grand Slams and fight for the trophy. Thank you for giving me a tough match, but I am sorry I had to win today."

Overall, Serena has a compiled a 19-4 record in Grand Slam Championship matches and a 3-1 record versus Maria in Grand Slam Championship matches (defeating Maria in the 2007 Australian Open final, the 2013 Roland Garros final, and the 2015 Australian Open final). 

After the competitive 2015 Australian Open final, Serena said, "growing up I wasn't the richest, but I had a rich family in spirit and support, and standing here with 19 championships is something I never thought would happen.  I went on the courts with just a ball, a racquet and a hope.  That's all I had. So all you guys who want to do something or be something, just never give up. You never know what can happen or who you can inspire. I'm just so honored."

Friday, January 30, 2015

2015 Preview - 10 Pro Tennis Storylines, Questions, and Predictions

We are a few hours away from the 2015 Australian Open Women's Final featuring Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams. 

GlamSpinTennis was awfully prescient about the storylines, questions, and predictions that permeated throughout 2014 (2014 ATP Predictions) (2014 WTA Predictions).

Without further ado, here are the storylines, questions, and predictions that will captivate tennis fans in 2015. 

10. Can Maria Sharapova beat Serena Williams? Serena has been suffering from a nasty sounding cold throughout the Australian Open which may give the Russian-American a shot to pull off her first Serena win since 2004. 

9. New Balls Please. Will any of the young guns on the ATP tour breakthrough and win a major in 2015? Milos Raonic (and his hair) seems to want it so badly, but his devastating serve routinely comes up short against the Big 4. GlamSpinTennis is betting that Kei Nishikori will exceed his 2014 US Open runner-up position and win the 2015 title. 

8. Last gasps of the Spanish Armada. Remember when Rafael Nadal introduced himself to the world at the 2004 Davis Cup when he beat Andy Roddick? That D-Cup hailed the arrival of the young Spaniards - Rafa, David Ferrer, Feliciano Lopez, and others who had been motivated by Carlos Moya's victories. These days, the boys are in their late 20s and early 30s with few newcomers seemingly joining their ranks. But lookout for the Spanish ladies - Garbine Muguruza and compatriot Carla Suarez Navarro are making their way up the ranks of the WTA Tour. 

7. Oh la la. The French men sure proved disappointing in 2014. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gael Monfils, and Richard Gasquet continue to make sporadic appearances in the late stages of tournaments but keep on failing to seal the deal. GlamSpinTennis is not optimistic about their chances in 2015; Oh la la.  

6. Vive Le Canade (not the nationalist organization). The young Canadians, led by 2014 Wimbledon Doubles Titlist Vasek Pospisil, are among the most exciting contingent of players on the ATP and WTA tours. 

5. Genie's gonna need that Army. Genie Bouchard had a breakout 2014 WTA season and has gone from interview to interview saying how much she wants to the WTA World No. 1 ranking and to win a major title. Genie's gonna be coming on strong at Wimbledon, where she was the 2014 Finalist. However, GlamSpinTennis predicts Serena Williams will be deploying an arsenal of serves and forehands to claim the 2015 Wimbledon title. 

4. Farewells. Lleyton Hewitt has announced that he will make his 20th appearance at the 2016 Australian Open his last one. We'll see if he calls it quits in January 2016 and if 2015 serves as the Australian former ATP World No. 1's farewell tour.  GlamSpinTennis also predicts that this will be Francesca Schiavone's last tango. The soon-to-be 35 year old Italian was the surprise 2011 Roland Garros champion and did not have much success in her 2014 campaign. On the retirement note, will Juan Martin Del Potro's wrist ever be the same? 

3. Serena will have 20 major titles by the end of the year while Rafael Nadal will have 14 major titles (you do the math!). 

2. Novak Djokovic will win the 2015 Roland Garros

1. Will Roger Federer, Mirka, and their 4 kids ride off into the sunset and bid tennis land an adieu?

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Australian Open 2015: Closer Look - Nike Ladies

Nike went bold colors for its ladies kits down under at the 2015 Australian Open. 

The lucky ladies had their pick of pink and green outfits while battling it out in Melbourne. 

Let's take a Closer Look:



Petra Kvitova, Taylor Townsend, Sara Errani, and Roberta Vinci wore the same kit featuring a mix of cap sleeves and racer backs. 

Vika Azarenka rocked a similar design in head-to-toe lime green. 

Madison Keys and Genie Bouchard wore the same pink and green Maria Sharapova Collection separates. 

For the top Nike Divas, it was all about that back

Maria Sharapova



Serena Williams