Withdrawals and upsets left this year’s Birmingham tourney with four unlikely semifinalists: Yanina Wickmayer beat Bethanie Mattek 7-5, 7-6 (7-2) while 12th seed Kateryna Bondarenko took out Marina Erakovic 6-3 6-2.
Has the New Zealander secured the Beijing Olympics wildcard that she’s been jonesing for?
The “other” Bondarenko (the Veronica to Alona‘s Betty) wore a very Mattekian assymetrical top from K-Swiss.
I don’t think I ever showed you my picks from their premiere collection; here it is below:
Fiery Red Lightweight Jacket, $110; Black Color Block Jacket, $130.
Classic Slim Polo, $80. I really like the perma-popped collar on this one.
(Bondarenko photos via Getty Images; K-Swiss images via KSwiss.com)