We saw her grow up right before our eyes on the WTA Tour. One thing was always certain, she had tons of talent, a beautiful game and will remain in the record books for a long time. With a resume of 43 WTA Titles, the number one ranking on the WTA, 5 Grand Slam Singles titles (3 Australian Opens, 1 Wimbledon Championship, 1 US Open title) — Martina Hingis is continuing to expand her wins on the WTA, but this time, as a coach.
Turning 33 this September, Martina looks to be doing a great job settling into life after being a teen tennis phenom. In the recent weeks, she has been spending a bit of time a little closer to the WTA, coaching talented Russian player Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Martina, who previously was a member of the Patrick Mouratoglou Academy coaching staff, has paired with Pavlyuchenkova for her first taste of working as a full-time personal coach. The two paired up right in time for the clay season. The 21 year old Russian has had some success this year winning a title in Monterrey, but she has noticeably been struggling in the major tournaments of the year. Pavlyuchenkova has suffered first round losses in the Australian Open, Paris, Dubai, Indian Wells and Miami. Since the two have paired up, the duo has already seen some success with Pavlyuchenkova winning a title on the red clay in singles (Portugal) and doubles (Madrid).
Three of our lovely, talented, and fashion forward playtesters took to Tennis Warehouse to come up with three hot and distinctive Spring court looks for you ladies to check! Brittany, Karly and I were all excited to get to mix and match some items from the new Spring and Summer apparel we have been getting in stock. Check out our looks and let us know what you think!
At the BNP Paribas Open yesterday, we experienced some cooler weather for the desert. With the temperature staying in the 60s with a crisp breeze (sometimes more hurricane-like), spectators and players a like were a little chilly. So how did the (female) player cope? By wearing capris!
Sorry guys, here comes the girl talk.
Any female athlete out there knows that finding a supportive sports bra to sweat in is half the battle! With female active wear gaining more attention and spotlight lately, there are more options than ever.
The key to a successful sports bra includes support and comfort with an added bonus for looking great! Some bras hold you in well, but are suffocating, and unless you are in the craziest of shape and have NO body fat, you have the always hated issue of “back fat” (yep, I said it and I know you ladies know what I’m talking about!). Then there are those bras that fit great, but have no support. So I decided to go on a scavenger hunt through the Tennis Warehouse website and try on as many sports bras as I could. I found some great options that will fit all your needs from practicing and playing matches on the court, to weight training in the gym, and post-workout wear. Since I’ve had some requests to do some investigating for us ladies that are a little more endowed in this area than others, and yes, I seem to fit that bill and need that extra support when I’m on the court, so check out some of my findings.
Your tennis gear doesn’t have to be just for the court anymore. You can play some tennis, catch a yoga class or hit the gym, and run errands — all in the same outfit and all in the same day. Why? Just because you want to!
Beautiful design and awesome fabrics — It’s everything a stylish active woman could want. As a side note, all Tonic items are made in Canada.
So fun beneath your tennis dress or on its own for the latest sporty look. Again, the fabric is so lux that you’ll want to live in these.
A black skort is like the little black cocktail dress for your tennis wardrobe. Everyone needs one. And if you’re going to have one, it might as well be one that will stand the test of time.
Tennis and off-court workouts equal tone legs. Show them off!
Asics knows how to do eye-catching and knows how to do it well. This show is more than cute. It is packed with all the top performance features any tennis player would need.
Love, love, love versatile bags. This one can hold a tennis racquet, a yoga mat, anything else you might want for your workout.
Keep your hair in check, looking sleek and looking modern! This one is slightly wider than the average hairband to help it stay in place and manage any stray hairs.
I’ve always been a little bit of a short-lover when it comes to tennis. So you won’t be surprised when I say I’m loving compression shorts, either worn by themselves as no nonsense training shorts or as a color contrast under a skirt or another pair of shorts. Nothing like a flash of color when least expected! Even though most players wear skorts that come with compression shorts attached, there are skirts or dresses that need something under them and I’m enjoying how creative we can be these days. I hope you caught some of Sharapova’s bright little touch in Roland Garros this past week. Love it.
Because some of you have legs that NEED showing off, and the weather is inviting, I’ve put together a couple of the cool compression shorts/spandex that we have available right now.
It you want crazy, I got crazy. Tiff already blogged about these awesome compression shorts. Initially I wasn’t a fan but these have grown on me! My favorite is the Funkadelic Women’s Fiesty Cat Compression Short. Mix it up for a flash of color, or wear them brave and bold. [Measurements -- Inseam: 2.5", Rise: Mid]
Pro is where it’s at with the Nike Women’s Summer Pro Short. A true compression short, it features the a Nike Pro elastic waistband, flat comfort seams and heat transfer Swoosh. This comes in two colors, the green combo and Magenta with Tropical Twist. These look great as compression under a bright pair of shorts – I got this idea off Karly who rocks the magenta colorway under her shorts, and they look awesome! [Measurements -- Inseam: 3", Rise: Mid]
My favorite thing about the Athletic DNA Women’s Spring Graphic Short is the addition of fun and color. It features a patterned elastic waistband and screen printed Athletic DNA logo on left leg. It comes in four colors that are displayed with the colored waistband. [Measurements -- Inseam: 2.5", Rise: Low]
For another little twist I have the Asics Women’s Spring Reversible Compression Short. The fun part about it is that it’s reversible, so you have a choice of two prints depending on your mood. It features an elastic waistband, two print sides and heat transfer logos. [Measurements -- Inseam: 4", Rise: Mid]
The perfect little short is the Tonic Women’s Spring Shortie. It has an elastic waistband, flat seams for comfort and an embroidered Tonic logo on the left hem. I love the material on this one — comfy and soft, but well fitting. It comes in five colors so there are plenty of options, which I love. [Measurements -- Inseam: 3", Rise: Low]
Hope you find something to suit your personality. Enjoy the color and show off your legs!