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USTA FL Friday Blog: Americans in Canada; Tennis Fashion; TV Times

August 10, 2012 08:41 AM
The Friday USTA Florida blog is written by USTA Florida Communications Coordinator Rick Vach, and guest USTA Florida staff
 
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Now that's tennis high fashion. She's thinking, 'Why are these mannequins hitting themselves in the face with tennis racquets?'
The All England Club at Wimbledon saw a lot of color last week when the all-white rule at the club was dropped for Olympic players.

Why do players still predominantly wear white in tennis? A) It isn't as hot as other colors? B) Tradition? C) So the ball can be seen better? D) Because you love bleaching out those stains? You might be surprised by the answer.

Also, tennis has become the hot sport for the fashionistas in New York.

AMERICANS IN CANADA

A bevy of Americans are still alive heading into the weekend at the ATP Rogers Cup in Toronto, where the entire Thursday schedule was rained out.

Americans in third-round action Friday will be Sam Querrey vs. (1) Novak Djokovic, (11) Mardy Fish vs. (7) Juan Monaco, and (8) John Isner vs. (12) Philipp Kohlschreiber.

At the women's Rogers Cup in Montreal, both remaining Americans advanced when unseeded Christina McHale defeated Galina Voskoboeva 7-5, 3-6, 6-2, and unseeded Varvara Lepchenko upset No. 12 seed Dominika Cibulkova 6-4, 6-4.

The Rogers Cup has experienced some Olympic hangovers as Maria Sharapova withdrew due to illness, Andy Murray pulled out with a bad knee, and Serena Williams who stayed in London to enjoy the rest of the Olympics after her gold medal tennis run.

Friday's TV schedule for the Rogers Cup on ESPN2 will be 1-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

Saturday's broadcast will be 4:30-8:30 p.m. on ESPN2, on Sunday 1:30-3:30 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on ESPN2, and the Monday women's final from 10 p.m.-midnight on ESPN2.

 
 

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