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US Open 2018: Rafael Nadal in Practice to Defend Open Chamionship Title

Rafael Nadal took an hour to work on his forehands in the new Louis Armstrong stadium at the US Open, today. 



Accompanied by his champion coach, Carlos Moya, Rafa spent the session working on down-the-line forehands and serves. 



Rafa appeared to be at ease during the practice session but tensed up during as he practiced serving.  Overall, this was one of the more aggressive practice sessions this blogger has seen and one the first times seeing a male tennis pro with male hitting partners and not other pros. I suppose this is one of the benefits of having a Grand Slam winning coach. 

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US Open 2018: Welcome Back & New Logo

Well...it's been 2 years hasn't it. That's what heading to grad school will do to a person. Sometimes the axiom, 'the more things change, the more they stay the same,' rings true. But sometimes, as with the case of the US Open's new logo, one steps away, and comes to find that things have gone completely awry.



Is this Arial font? Are these letters lower case? Really, in this political climate, lower case US? Is lower case an affront to becoming great again?

Also, is this logo actually in Arial Italics?

According to the USTA, "the logo created by renowned graphic design firm Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv, is a streamlined and modernized version of the tournament’s iconic flaming ball logo, which was first introduced in 1997."

The old logo had a solid 20-year run. This logo probably won't make it this long because it lacks pizzazz and lacks the distinction the previous logo offered. 



And here's a look at an earlier version of the US Ope…

US Open 2016: Best Dressed Ladies - Loves

Here are the ladies looks who aced the 2016 US Open
The NYC tournament featured a number of ladies who stood out in neon hues and bold designs. 

These ladies showed up in their very best looks for the last major tournament of 2016. 

2016 US Open Loves
1.Angelique Kerber
Angelique showed up in NYC ready to claim the #1 ranking that eluded her earlier in the summer.  The 2016 US Open champion, Olympic silver medalist, Australian Open champion, and Wimbledon runner-up, had a stand-out year and  stood out under NYC's bright lights. 












2.Venus Williams
Venus designed a great kit for her 18th US Open run. She

2015 US Open Preview: Gabbing with Genie Bouchard

GlamSpinTennis had the pleasure of speaking with Genie Bouchardat 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,&q…

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.


















FILA has been an Official Supplier to the Indian Wells tournament since 1998.  …

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