The greatest claycourt event in tennis is soon to start and sports fashion designers are set to show their vision of how tennis fashion should look in order to perfectly fit the spring, the red clay and the big occasion such as Roland Garros. We already showed you what we expect the Nike players to wear - Maria Sharapova in dark, olive tones, Serena Williams in three shades of green, while Victoria Azarenka will be in colors similar to the clay. Let's see now how Adidas is envisaging the spring look.
Adidas by Stella McCartney is refreshingly abandoning red and moving on to lemon for Caroline Wozniacki. Actually, red migth stay, but in the accessories – wristband and visor. Read more »
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Caroline Wozniacki is through to the quarterfinals of the e-Boks Open, remaining undefeated at her home tournament since its founding in 2010. After a tricky opener against Urszula Radwanska, Wozniacki, so far always seeded No.1 at the e-Boks Open, comfortably defeated Pauline Parmentier 6-2 6-1, for her 12th straight win there and the number of 17 sets won in a row.
Second seed Angelique Kerber needed much more energy to advance to the final eight, but eventually defeated Anne Keothavong 4-6 6-3 6-3 for an all-German meeting against Mona Barthel.
Serbs Jelena Jankovic and Bojana Jovanovski are also through. The third-seeded Jankovic beat Yulia Putintseva 6-3 6-1, losing just one game from 3-3 in the first set. Jovanovski pulled off an upset, beating fourth seed Monica Niculescu 6-7(6) 6-4 6-1.
A month ago, numerous reputable news sources reported that Russian Nadia Petrova was in the process of obtaining the US citizenship. The Russian lives in Florida, and we all believed what we read. During last week's Family Circle Cup in Charleston, straight from the horse's month we heard that the reports were not based on facts. Here's what Petrova said at the tournament after her victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the third round.
Interviewer: Nadia, I understand you've applied to be a citizen of this country?
Nadia Petrova: Citizen, no. I just applied for a green card. That's all. I don't even have it. So I don't know what people talk about it.
Since the Copenhagen tournament was first organized in 2010, Caroline Wozniacki has made it a priority in her schedule and her results at the event more than pleased the home fans – two titles in two years of the tournament existence. The twice-defending champion opened her 2012 campaign at the e-Boks Open with a 7-6(4) 6-2 win over Urszula Radwanska in the first round, thus improving her perfect win-loss record at the $220,000 event to 11-0. The top-seeded Wozniacki will play Pauline Parmentier of France in the second round.