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Caption time: Players chilling out at Wilson Party in NYC











SMASH / Wilson Party @ Glo in New York City

On Saturday night, some of the gameıs biggest stars Venus and Serena Williams, and Justine Henin-Hardenne­came out to celebrate the introduction of Wilsonıs new sticks for chicks, called the W line. This wasnıt some cheesy press conference with boring men in suits. The companyıs stable of pro players, along with dozens of reporters, paparazzi, and other industry insiders, were clubbing at Glo in the trendy meatpacking district of Manhattanıs lower West side.

No doubt: This was the hottest ticket in town.

SMASH was there, too. Not to crash the party. We had to be on our best behavior, because we were the main sponsor of the shindig. But hey, any excuse to rub elbows with the gameıs elite is good enough for us.

Anyway, in the VIP room, Justine Henin-Hardenne and her husband, Pierre, sat across a table and held hands for most of the evening, oblivious to the packed house around them. Clearly, two years of marriage hasnıt dimmed their passion. And although sheıs one of the most ferocious people youıll ever see on the court, off it Justine is unimposing and sweet. Most people, it seemed, didnıt even noticed that she was at the eveningıs party.

Sir Roger came shortly thereafter, looking as dapper as usual. The man just radiates cool. He worked the room with aplomb, much like the way he plays tennis, making time for everyone and anyone who wanted his autograph or just to say high. He also caught up with bud Jonas Bjorkman before heading to a quiet corner to chill.

There were a few false alarms that Serena had entered the building. Then rumor spread that she might not show. Word is, the night before at a WTA function she and Venus left prematurely, after their friend, pop star Brandy, thought the bash was kind of lame and wanted to head over to Nobu instead. Would the Williams sisters blow off this event? No worries: She and Venus showed, without, to our knowledge, Brandi, taking the stage to promote the W line. (For more on these racquets, go to Wilsonıs website.)

Other players came and went Ivanovic, and a certain ATP player, who shall remain nameless, who was showing off a naked picture of a woman on his cell phone. We presume she is his girlfriend.

And in a corner, yawning on a sofa, was Taylor Dent. The big guy kept to himself. Later in the evening, I bumped into his agent, who told me that these kinds of PR gigs arenıt Taylorıs thing.

The same canıt be said of former French Open doubles champion Murphy Jensen. Really, is there an event this guy doesnıt attend? The dudeıs everywhere.

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SMASH / Wilson Party @ Glo in New York City

On Saturday night, some of the gameıs biggest stars Venus and Serena Williams, and Justine Henin-Hardenne­came out to celebrate the introduction of Wilsonıs new sticks for chicks, called the W line. This wasnıt some cheesy press conference with boring men in suits. The companyıs stable of pro players, along with dozens of reporters, paparazzi, and other industry insiders, were clubbing at Glo in the trendy meatpacking district of Manhattanıs lower West side.

No doubt: This was the hottest ticket in town.

SMASH was there, too. Not to crash the party. We had to be on our best behavior, because we were the main sponsor of the shindig. But hey, any excuse to rub elbows with the gameıs elite is good enough for us.

Anyway, in the VIP room, Justine Henin-Hardenne and her husband, Pierre, sat across a table and held hands for most of the evening, oblivious to the packed house around them. Clearly, two years of marriage hasnıt dimmed their passion. And although sheıs one of the most ferocious people youıll ever see on the court, off it Justine is unimposing and sweet. Most people, it seemed, didnıt even noticed that she was at the eveningıs party.

Sir Roger came shortly thereafter, looking as dapper as usual. The man just radiates cool. He worked the room with aplomb, much like the way he plays tennis, making time for everyone and anyone who wanted his autograph or just to say high. He also caught up with bud Jonas Bjorkman before heading to a quiet corner to chill.

There were a few false alarms that Serena had entered the building. Then rumor spread that she might not show. Word is, the night before at a WTA function she and Venus left prematurely, after their friend, pop star Brandy, thought the bash was kind of lame and wanted to head over to Nobu instead. Would the Williams sisters blow off this event? No worries: She and Venus showed, without, to our knowledge, Brandi, taking the stage to promote the W line. (For more on these racquets, go to Wilsonıs website.)

Other players came and went Ivanovic, and a certain ATP player, who shall remain nameless, who was showing off a naked picture of a woman on his cell phone. We presume she is his girlfriend.

And in a corner, yawning on a sofa, was Taylor Dent. The big guy kept to himself. Later in the evening, I bumped into his agent, who told me that these kinds of PR gigs arenıt Taylorıs thing.

The same canıt be said of former French Open doubles champion Murphy Jensen. Really, is there an event this guy doesnıt attend? The dudeıs everywhere.
That sounds like Andy R.
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Justine needs a stylist. I'll be her stylist. That is an absolutely awful outfit. Did she even shop in NY before deciding on that?

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Who is that girl with that dangerously high split in the first photo? Is it Ivanovic?
Was her bum directly touching the seat she was on? Tacky, tacky, tacky.
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That guy with the pic on his cell was probably Kiefer. He's apparently quite the ladies man.
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That guy with the pic on his cell was probably Kiefer. He's apparently quite the ladies man.
I wouldn't be surprised. He has a banging body and he seems like he can sweep a women (I'm wishing man but I guess I can dream) off their feet with a few words.

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I wouldn't be surprised. He has a banging body and he seems like he can sweep a women (I'm wishing man but I guess I can dream) off their feet with a few words.
well, that's not the only reason thay women would find him attractive. apparently the man is sporting quite a big racquet!!!
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well, that's not the only reason thay women would find him attractive. apparently the man is sporting quite a big racquet!!!
Oh he's packing some German Strudel. Let me find out. I'll have to watch him a little closer. It just another thing to add to the list. His body looks amazing shaved. Nice abs, ass, pecs, legs, thighs, ****, hair, 'burns.

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Oh he's packing some German Strudel. Let me find out. I'll have to watch him a little closer. It just another thing to add to the list. His body looks amazing shaved. Nice abs, ass, pecs, legs, thighs, ****, hair, 'burns.
on MTF, it has pretty much been confirmed. Him, Lleyton (as if you didn't know), Marat, and Gaston are apparently packing the heat. A towel boy at Cincinatti gave us the dirty details. I could care less being straight, but I guess it is intriguing to know who is and who isn't. It is kind of funny that Marat is the only tall one out of the 4.
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Who is that girl with that dangerously high split in the first photo? Is it Ivanovic?
Was her bum directly touching the seat she was on? Tacky, tacky, tacky.
No I don't think that's Ivanovic. Yes, Ana wears white but it's a jacket so it's different. (Ana is the one at right in the second photo.) The girl who shows all her legs was probably a groupie of one of the ATP players.
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When was this? I presume it was a while ago because Ivanovic is meant to be in Australia and i doubt all the Euros would go to the states without some big incentives.
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When was this? I presume it was a while ago because Ivanovic is meant to be in Australia and i doubt all the Euros would go to the states without some big incentives.
Near US Open time.
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When was this? I presume it was a while ago because Ivanovic is meant to be in Australia and i doubt all the Euros would go to the states without some big incentives.
If Kiefer was there, I know I would. She might have the same idea. A big girl needs a big...
racquet. Yes a big racquet to pound away the balls. I mean ball.

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Is that Ivanovic, the one wearing white?
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