OK, just when I was getting used to (and liking) Maria Sharapova's white diaphanous, pin-tucked tuxedo top and white shorts at Wimbledon, the former champ gets booted in a second-round shocker today at the racket of a 154th-ranked Russian named Alla Kudryavtseva.
Holy strawberries and cream!
This year's serving of "Breakfast at Wimbledon" has taken its fashion cues from the past. Just about every participant is sporting the traditional uniform of purity, i.e., white. And I thought Sharapova's interpretation of a feminine top with sporty shorts was one of the best.
Even Swiss star Roger Federer's cream-colored crested cardigan (white shirt and white shorts) is a noticeable departure from his usual dark tennis attire.
In other Wimbledon wardrobe notes: The Israeli flag decorates the tennis shoes of Israel's women's singles player Shahar Peer; Spain's Rafael Nada is also going all white, from his headband to his longer, cargo-style shorts; and Venus Williams of the U.S., wins today in a beautiful tennis dress with a keyhole, cross-tied neckline.
Just hope the cleaners have plenty of bleach on hand. This tournament has a ways to go.