Posted: February 5th, 2010 | Author: Erwin | Filed under: alisa kleybanova, ana ivanovic, ana jovanovic, anastasia pavlyuchenkova, bojana jovanovski, fed cup, jelena jankovic, shamil tarpischev, sports, svetlana kuznetsova, tennis, vera dushevina | No Comments »
That’s Bojana Jovanovski, Ana Jovanovic, captain Dejan Vranes, Jelena Jankovic, and Ana Ivanovic at the official Fed Cup dinner on the eve of the tie between Serbia and Russia. As you can see from the schedule below, the headcase Ivanovic will go up against Svetlana Kuznetsova first, and then Jelena, whose back injury could hamper her performance, will then face the hard-hitting Alisa Kleybanova.
Russian team: Captain Shamil Tarpischev, Vera Dushevina, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, and Alisa Kleybanova.
If the tie was based solely on footwear, the Serbians win. What is up with Anastasia’s red bra??
Who’s playing whom + TV: Here’s the line-up for all four World Group ties (plus TC’s coverage of the US/France tie) — after the cut…
Posted: October 5th, 2009 | Author: Erwin | Filed under: anastasia pavlyuchenkova, eleven, fashion, sports, tennis, venus williams | Tags: china open | 12 Comments »
Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has Venus Williams‘s number, having upset the American for the second time in two weeks, more recently in the second round of the China Open. The score: 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.
“I just tried to play as simple as I can just into the court and just make her move,” said Pavlyuchenkova of Venus at her post-match presser. “And today I just tried to do the same thing.”
Make Venus — one of the tour’s best movers — move? Kids these days can stare death in the face and not flinch one bit!
Bracketology: Anastasia next faces Wozniak, and could face Kuznetsova in the quarters. The rest of the draw is here (pdf).
Thumbs up: Many of you didn’t like Venus’ U.S. Open ’09 bowling shirt dress, but make sure to send love to her doubles outfit from that Slam, which she also wore for singles this week. Straps criss-crossed down the back of the bright pink dress, fitting for a ballerina.
(image via Getty)
Posted: July 8th, 2009 | Author: Erwin | Filed under: anastasia pavlyuchenkova, hairstyle, maria kirilenko, sports, tennis | No Comments »
Maria Kirilenko is blogging from Bastad this week. What we know so far? She’s not into manscaping.
You’re out of luck, Verdasco!
Scoreline: Maria beat sixth-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the second round of the Collector Swedish Open Women and will now face top seed Caroline Wozniacki in the quarters. See draw here.