June 30, 2005

Tennis Gets Glitzy

Serving Up Some Bling:

Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova have been bling-battling it out at the British tennis championships, wearing enormous earrings, dazzling diamond rings and sparkling sneakers. But who's winning the style showdown? Here, a scorecard on (and off) the court. (Compiled by New York Daily News).

Maria

On-court bling: Sharapova sports Nike's Air Zoom Vapor Speed sneaks, with sparkling specks of 24-karat gold built in. Matching white-and-gold uni is so this season.

On-court bust: Gold dangling earrings whip against her face while she plays.

Best off-court look: Minidress and cropped capelet at the GQ Men of the Year Awards. In gold, natch. The girl's got a signature style and she's sticking with it.

Fighting rumors: That all the attention may turn Sharapova, 18, into the next Anna Kournikova.

Ad campaign coup: $20 million worth of product pushing (including Motorola). Swats balls into a fence, spelling out "MARIA WAS HERE" in a Canon commercial. Has her own perfume, due out this fall.

Lucky girl: Has been in Italian Vogue

Venus

Oncourt bling: Alternates doorknocker-huge gold hoops with chandelier earrings.

Oncourt bust: Huge dazzling diamond ring.

Best off-court look: Slinky siren-red dress at a party in L.A. in May.

Fighting rumors: The 25-year-old's outside interests - in fashion and interior design, for example - are distracting her from her game.

Ad campaign coup: Scored a reported $40 million from Reebok in 2000. Earlier this year, teamed up with her sister to sling grub for McDonald's.

Lucky girl: Has been on "Oprah."

Posted by: Lawrenkm at 07:21 AM | Comments (1) | Add Comment
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1 Maria looks washed-out next to Venus. Love that red dress.

Posted by: Nanc' at June 30, 2005 09:00 AM (Ailrt)

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