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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posts tagged ‘Maria Sharapova’
Posted: January 17th, 2014

OrchidRadiant orchid is pretty much everywhere as the color of the year. How do you wear it? How don’t you wear it would be a better question. Purses, dresses, tops, bottoms, visors, hats, shoes, boots, jewelry, nails, lips — even lightbulbs and more. And if the Australian Open is any indicator, the color will hit workout clothes in a big way. Serena Williams, Samantha Stosur, Li Na, and Maria Sharapova are just a few of the women sporting radiant orchid — right down to the shoes in some cases.

Stosur pink

Samantha Stosur and many other women tennis players are wearing orchid on the courts of the Australian Open as radiant orchid — the Pantone color of the year — makes it mark on fashion.

But don’t count out blue. Women not wearing orchid are wearing lots of blue. And so are the men.

Radiant orchid is everywhere. And it will add a pop of color to any outfit. I think I need new shoes and a new purse. shoes
Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is mom to three, stepmom to three and GramPam to one.


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Posted: January 20th, 2013

b_sharapova_07_08It’s early morning tennis time!

You don’t have to be a tennis fan to appreciate the talents of Maria SharapovaNovak Djokovic and more at the 2013 Australian Open. I won’t spoil anything for anyone, but some great matches take place overnight.

Serbian Djokovic is playing this morning in a real nail-biter. Last year, he played in the final match that took 5 hours and 53 minutes — the longest final in history, but not the longest match by any means.

If you’re a tennis fan, early morning TV is live with the Aussie Open, or check out all the coverage at AustralianOpen.com.

Sharapova has had some great years and some real disappointments after shoulder surgery several years ago. She has been “steamrolling,” the Aussie websites say, this year. Good for her. Serena Williams is playing well also, but sister Venus is out of singles play.  But as a doubles team, the Williams sisters are still contenders.

Matches like these are something to see. For those of us who have played tennis every week for decades, or even if you just take the game up tomorrow — it’s great exercise, great fun and exciting to watch — especially live in the early mornings. G’day!

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.

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Posted: September 4th, 2012

In this AP photo by Charles Krupa, Venus and Serena Williams wave to fans after a 6-1, 6-4 loss to Russia's Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova at the U.S. Open.

The Williams sisters, pretty much unbeatable in major doubles’ competitions,  met their match Sunday at the hands of Russian players Maria Kirilenko and  Nadia Petrova. Venus suffers from  Sjögren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease, and it clearly affects her play at times. I feel awful for her — she tries so hard.

Victoria Azarenka takes on Samantha Stosur, and the stats side with Azarenka, but Stosur is the defending champion. No matter who wins this one – -the road ahead is not easy.

Sara Errani plays  Roberta Vinci, and these two Italians are a doubles team — after they play doubles today, they will face off in singles.  Serena Williams plays Ana Ivanovic, and Maria Sharapova plays Marion Bartoli. That will whittle it all down to a final four.

I’ve seen Errani play and she has beaten some big names. Williams is playing some of her best tennis ever. Maria can always pull off a surprise and no can count out Stosur, Bartoli or Azarenka.

On the mens side, Andy Roddick plays Juan Martin del Potro tonight, and this will be Roddick’s toughest match yet. I have watched a lot of Roddick because every match could be his last.  Novak Djokovic will take on the winner, so we can all hope Roddick has an extra bag of tricks to extend his wins, but the closer we get to the finals, the more I wonder if Roddick has the steam to get there. And  Roger Federer is guaranteed to be well rested because his opponent American Mardy Fish defaulted yesterday due to health problems.

I am loving the coverage — just loving it — you can watch live on http://www.usopen.org/index.html and of course on TV.

Pam Parker has been a tennis player for more than 35 years.  She is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.


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