US Open 2013 Gear Check: Ana Ivanovic

Ana Ivanovic is wearing one of my favorite looks this week at the US Open in her adidas Adizero line of clothes — I’m loving the bright color combos in this collection! She takes the court in the next round against American, Christina McHale (who also is wearing pieces from the adizero Fall collection). So, let’s take a quick look at what Ana is styling on the courts of Flushing Meadows.

Ana Ivanovic at the US Open -- photo by Cynthia Lum

Ana Ivanovic at the US Open — photo by Cynthia Lum

Her apparel: The colors in this collection absolutely pop out there on the court and I love the reddish-orange combo with the dark blue. Ana is wearing the Fall Adizero Dress in the Hi-Res Red (orange) with Hero Ink color. This bold, lightweight adidas dress features a scoop neck, racerback straps, mesh inserts at the chest and upper back for increased ventilation. Also, this dress comes with a matching sports bra and compression short so you don’t have to worry about finding coordinating pieces! On her feet, she is wearing the adizero CC Tempaia IIs in a colorway that matches her dress perfectly. These lightweight, fast shoes offer extreme breathability and have been designed with maximum ventilation, which for sure help keep Ana’s feet cool on the hot NYC days. She shields the sun from her face, with her matching adizero II visor.

Her gear: Ana’s racquet of choice is the Yonex E-Zone Xi 98 which provides a stable, yet flexible, soft feel offering excellent power and a flexible, forgiving feel. From the baseline, this racquet feels very maneuverable allowing easy access to fast swings for power and spin generation. Shy hybrids her string with Solinco Tour Bite 16 with Wilson Natural Gut 16. She carries her gear on court with her Yonex Pro Bag.

Play with heart,

Michelle

Product Review: Yonex Tournament Basic Bags

Welcome tennis lovers, in recent product videos I took a quick look at the Yonex Tournament Basic Series Bags. The thing I really like about these bags is the clean design, because they aren’t too too flashy, but completely functional and spacious. (Make sure to click on the pictures for links to the videos.)

The Tour Basic 6 Pack bag has two main compartments, an accessories pocket, shoe bag.. Everything you need in one simple design.

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The Tour Basic Back Pack bag holds up to two racquets and has a really clean style. It’s quite spacious for a compact back pack.

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A lot of bag lines don’t include a travel bag, and I really liked how simple and spacious this Tour Basic Tour Bag was. Easy to carry too, with big middle grab handles and a shoulder strap.

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If you ever have any questions about bags or string, please contact us on Facebook, Talk Tennis, YouTube, Twitter.. We’re here to help!  Keep an eye out for more videos coming out in the next couple weeks, and if there is a bag you want featured, don’t hesitate to ask.

Until next time!

Siobhan

 

Ivanovic shines at the US Open

Ana Ivanovic in action at the US Open. Photo by Cynthia Lum.

Ana Ivanovic’s third round match is set, and she’s set to play the rising American teen, Sloane Stephens. They’ve played only once before, and it’s an eerily familiar situation. Last year, Ana and Sloane met in the same round with Ivanovic winning 6-3, 6-4. It’s a new year and a Open, we’ll see how this one plays out. The crowd is sure to be backing the young American, though it’s hard to cheer for a smiling Ana Ivanovic, too.

When Ana steps onto the court, one thing is for sure: She’s sure to look stylish. Here’s a quick look at how you can get her look.

It’s been all about the bright neons this summer, and her adidas adizero dress is ready for the electrifying energy of the US Open. It’s a bright Lab Lime. A unique feature to this dress is that it’s actually a three-piece set that includes the dress, coordinating sports bra and shortie.

On her feet, Ana is wearing the adizero Tempaia II in White/Pink. This is a lightweight shoe that’s built for speed. At Tennis Warehouse, we just started our review process for this shoe. So far the feedback is that the fit and comfort is improved over the previous version. Ana keeps those sock tan lines at bay by choosing some adidas no-show socks. Get a similar look with either the ClimaLite II 2-Pack or the Sport No-Show 2-Pack.

For accessories, Ana goes for cute and functional. To keep the sun off her face, she wears an adidas visor. We have several to choose from, but the adidas Match Visor is easy to mix and match with any outfit or go for an all pink ClimaLite Visor.

Her racquet of choice is the Yonex EZONE Xi 98. This midplus racquet packs a big punch off the ground, making it a great choice for baseliners like Ana.

Sloane will step onto court in her Under Armour gear with Head Prestige racquet, ready to take out another seed. She beat took out 22nd seed Francesca Schiavone in the first round in straight sets. We’ll see if history will repeat itself this year or if Sloane will advance to the fourth round, which would make it her best US Open to date.

Happy US Open Watching!
Tiffani, TW