Net Notes for June 16, 2011


In the News:


Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia celebrates winning a point against Venus Williams of the U.S. during their International Women’s Open tennis tournament match in Eastbourne, southern England, June 16, 2011. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRITAIN – Tags: SPORT TENNIS)


At the AEGON International in Eastbourne, Daniela Hantuchova notched her first career victory over Venus Williams 6-2, 5-7, 6-2.


Tennis and fashion joined forces for the Pre-Wimbledon Party on Thursday Night as the WTA partnered with the British Fashion Council. WTA players paired up with British designers to wear their latest designs. Tennis Meets Fashion at WTA’s Pre-Wimbledon Party

Upsets of the Day:


(7) Samantha Stosur (AUS) d. (1) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 46 76(4) 64
(6) Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. (3) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 62 20 ret. (right adductor strain)


(7) Roberta Vinci (ITA) d. (3) Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 64 64


USTA Launches “Follow Me to the US Open” Contest
Legg Mason Tennis Classic Plans Special Events for Fans
Rolex signs on as Official Timekeeper of WTA Year-End Championships


Eastbourne June 16 Results and June 17 Order of Play
UNICEF Open – ‘s-Hertogenbosch June 16 Results and June 17 Order of Play


Tennis Meets Fashion at WTA’s Pre-Wimbledon Party

Jelena Jankovic, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams

The WTA and the British Fashion Council partnered to raise awareness between sports and fashion at the pre-Wimbledon party on Thursday night at the Kensington Rooftop Gardens in London.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Ana Ivanovic and Sania Mirza

The aim of the WTA-British Fashion Council collaboration was to feature British designers, raise the off-court profile of the stars of women’s tennis, and further extend the link between the sport and fashion.

Elena Vesnina, Tsvetana Pironkova and Mirjana Lucic

Designers created dresses for the players including Caroline Wozniacki (Stella McCartney); Serena Williams (Burberry); Maria Sharapova (Alexander McQueen); Li Na (Giles Deacon); Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (David Koma); Ana Ivanovic (Matthew Williamson); Jelena Jankovic (Vivienne Westwood); Andrea Petkovic (Richard Nicoll); Heather Watson (Mulberry); and Laura Robson (Temperley). All of the women wore shoes designed by Nicholas Kirkwood.

Bethanie Mattek-Sands wore the most unique dress of the evening, designed by one of singer Lady Gaga’s designers Alex Noble. The dress featured a neon green corset made from different parts of tennis balls, with matching shoulder pads.

Caroline Wozniacki


The dresses will be auctioned off during Wimbledon with the proceeds to be equally split between WTA charities and the British Fashion Council’s Princess of Wales Charitable Trust.

Most photos courtesy of WTATennis.com and Getty Images.