Wimbledon 2011: Victoria Azarenka Nike Dress

Victoria Azarenka makes her mark in the powerfully feminine and high performance Nike Set Point Knit Dress. The halter-inspired straps allow for great range of motion and modern style. An empire waist, subtle ruching and darts at the bust augment the flattering silhouette. Nike Dri-FIT fabric helps to keep Azarenka dry and comfortable on the court.

Wimbledon 2011: Victoria Azarenka Nike Dress

Wimbledon 2011: Victoria Azarenka Nike Dress

Wimbledon 2011: Victoria Azarenka Nike Dress

This is the second part of my Day 10 recap.

Court Suzanne Lenglen, fifth set of the fourth round match between Murray and Troicki.

Court Suzanne Lenglen

Court Suzanne Lenglen

I must be an idiot but I always thought that when you’re injured you’re supposed to shorten up the points. Apparently not. By the way, Murray didn’t seem injured at all and he can thank Troicki who simply gave him the match.

Andy Murray

Andy Murray

Andy Murray

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The WTA‘s new global advertising campaign features 38 players in TV, print and digital ads.

WTA - Strong is beautiful

“Drawing upon athleticism and grace, the campaign places the personal stories, pressures and dreams of the players front of stage. The creative is designed to support the WTA’s efforts to establish a deeper engagement with fans around the world and to promote both the sport’s next generation of players along with current established names.”

The first in a series of advertisements for “Strong is Beautiful”, this 30 second commercial focuses on all of the characteristics necessary to become a successful professional tennis player.

Featured players: Sam Stosur, Ana Ivanovic, Li Na, Caroline Wozniacki, Vera Zvonareva, Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka & Kim Clijsters.

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Last tennis week by the numbers:

2010 Paris Bercy Masters: Novak Djokovic

24:
Novak Djokovic has now won every tournament entered this year: the Australian Open, Dubai, Indian Wells and Miami. 24 matches in a row. With the clay court season coming, will he maintain his high level of play?.

11:
Thanks to his semifinal at Miami, Mardy Fish rises to rank number 11. With Andy Roddick dropping down to world number 14, Fish is now the top ranked American player on the men’s tour.

Mardy Fish

6:
With her win in Miami Victoria Azarenka reaches a career-high No. 6 on the WTA rankings.
I’m really sorry for the people who had tickets for this high decibel final between Azarenka and Sharapova. Life of a tennis fan is sometimes really cruel.

9:
After a semifinal at Indian Wells and a final at Miami, Maria Sharapova is back in the Top 10 for the first time in more than two years, going from No.13 to No.9.

0:
Andy Murray has not won a single match since his semifinal win over David Ferrer at the Australian Open. He has split with part-time coaching consultant Alex Corretja. British press speculate about a future collaboration between Murray and Ivan Lendl.

1:
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4:
Another tennis video game is coming soon: Virtua Tennis 4. Check out the trailer:

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Caroline Wozniacki, Francesca Schiavone, Victoria Azarenka and Na Li roll into fourth round with straight sets wins. Maria Sharapova had to fight 3 close sets to win over Julia Goerges.
Venus was forced to retire from her her third round encounter against Andrea Petkovic after just six minutes.
The only semi surprise today was Kuznetsova‘s win over Henin.

All the favorites who were playing today (Federer, Djokovic, Berdych, Roddick, Verdasco) are also through to the fourth round in the men’s draw.

Stat of the day: 57
Today four-time champion Roger Federer overtook Stefan Edberg, as the player who has won the most Australian Open matches (57).
Well, Stefan still holds the record for the number of matches won by playing SERVE AND VOLLEY. Remember what it is Federer?

Match of the day: Svetlana Kuznetsova defeats Justine Henin
For me Kuznetsova has always been some kind of a female Marat Safin: an extremely talented underachiever. She was 2-16 before her third round match against Henin, but this time she dominated with her powerful groundstrokes and overcame her nerves to knock the 7-time Grand Slam champion out of the tournament in a 6-4, 7-6 (8) victory.

Matches to follow on day 6:
Samantha Stosur(AUS)[5] vs. Petra Kvitova(CZE)[25]
Rafael Nadal(ESP)[1] vs. Bernard Tomic(AUS)
Flavia Pennetta(ITA)[22] vs. Shahar Peer(ISR)[10]
John Isner(USA)[20] vs. Marin Cilic(CRO)[15]