Recent Tennis News
Oakley’s Janko Tipsarevic will head to London on a hot streak. Coming at the perfect time, heading into London, Tipsarevic won the Mercedes Open in Stuttgart Germany, improving on his previous top finish of 2012 – 2nd place in Chennai. Prior to the Mercedes Cup, he was the only tennis player ranked in the top 10 without a win in 2012. That all changed when the Serbian superstar defeated second seed Juan Monaco of Argentina 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 in a rainy match.
It’s been at least 44 years since any woman in professional tennis has done it, but during a third round match at Wimbledon, Yaroslava Shvedova recorded a “Golden Set.” What does that mean you ask? Shvedova won a full set, in perfect form. She won all 24 points and all 6 games in the first set against Sara Errani during a windy match in England. Shvedova herself didn’t realize the magnitude of her accomplishment until after the match. The crowd stirred into a frenzy on the final point of the set, leaving Shvedova a bit confused.
Love him or loathe him…but one thing is certain. Janko Tipsarevic draws a whole lot of attention. Oakley’s International Tennis Star – complete with his signature tattoos, exuberant personality, off-the-court activities (Electronic Dance Music DJ by night) and trademark style (read: killer performance eyewear) – made major waves in the 2011 season, skyrocketing to a World No. 9 ranking. Just the way we like it.