US Open 2013 Gear Check: Victoria Azarenka

Vika in action at Flushing Meadows -- photo by Cynthia Lum

Vika in action at Flushing Meadows — photo by Cynthia Lum

Vika always has a fun look on the court and this year’s US Open is no exception. Let’s take a look at her gear for the US Open 2013!

Her apparel: Vika is setting a style trend while wearing the Autumn High Waisted Skort from Nike which features a high waist, longer length, flouncy feathered knit skort. She pairs that with the Autumn Advantage Solid Tank that has a subtle v-neck, built-in bra, and fun racerback. Her look wouldn’t be complete without her Nike Dri-fit Head Tie and wristbands adding a few more splashes of color. On her feet, she sports the ever-so-comfortable and quick Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tours in Atomic Pink and Grey.

Her equipment: Vika’s racquet of choice is the Wilson Juice 100 which offers her a dynamic blend of power and spin. She strings her Juice up with Luxilon ALU Power 16L strings which help her gain some control on her big groundstrokes. Throw on a Wilson Pro Feel Dampener and she is set. She carries her Wilson Tour 15 Pack Bag on court which is just big enough to hold her racquets, accessories, and extra gear.

Play with heart,


Wild and Wacky Wednesday at Wimbledon!

I woke up early this morning excited to turn on Wimbledon and watch some live tennis. I quickly started hearing about all of the weird injuries and retirements of the day. Little did I know that the day to follow would quickly be one of the most epic days at Wimbledon and tennis history.


Photos by Cynthia Lum

As Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” is playing in my head, let’s re-cap what actually happened today at the All England Club.
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Week 2 FDL Results and Interview

We’re off and running in the TW Friday Doubles League with two more matches just completed last Friday afternoon. In the first match, Team Johnson & O’Leary (Andy/Spencer) and Team Leftovers (Troy/Mark) went back and forth early on, with long deuce games. After a tough hold by Troy to get the match to 3-4, Andy and Spencer won 11 of the next 12 points to help them secure an 8-3 victory. (Click here for some video footage of last week’s matches!)

Brittany and Michelle (Team Blonde) put up a strong 8-3 victory this week over Team Air Cooled.

Brittany and Michelle (Team Blonde) put up a strong 8-3 victory this week over Team Air Cooled.

In the second match, Team Blonde (Michelle/Brittany) came out with an excellent gameplan and executed to perfection against Team Air Cooled (Granville/Chris). The girls jumped out to an early lead, held off a fierce comeback attempt, and finished strong for an 8-3 victory.

“Since we have played them several times before we knew what to expect – serve and volley, solid volleys, and lots of slice,” Brittany said following the match.  ”We wanted to play consistent, smart tennis and then when we had the opportunity to be aggressive to take advantage of that.  We were aiming for a high percentage of first serves and returns to start the point, then solid groundstrokes with a lot of shots down the middle. Lastly, we were ready to hit one more volley than we were used to because both of them have great hands.”

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