Feb 9, 2011

Li Na endorses Häagen-Dazs premium ice cream

Australian Open women’s finalist Li Na signed a multi-year million dollar deal to be the spokesperson for Häagen-Dazs in Beijing yesterday.

Sporting a sexy new hairdo, Li Na made her first public appearance in her home country after a proud success at the Grand Slam final in Melbourne.

The press conference was held at a Häagen-Dazs store in the city and also attended by her husband and coach Jiang Shan.

Lunar New Year greetings from Rendy Lu Yen-hsun

I received a Lunar New Year greeting card yesterday and it's from Rendy Lu Yen-hsun!

Thanks to Thomas Lu and his management for sending this special card to me. It's beautiful and very meaningful indeed.

Here's a closer look at the card...

The front cover of the card with wishes in multi languages.

The content inside with Rendy's autograph and wishes in English and Mandarin.

Let's zoom in for a clearer look...
Hope Rendy will have a spectacular achievement in the year of Rabbit!

(Images by HSFoo/HCFoo's Tennis Blog)

Feb 8, 2011

Caroline Wozniacki: Flung away or flunked out?

Caroline Wozniacki flung her shoe as she tried to take a penalty kick at the Laureus Football Challenge.

The event was presented by IWC Schaffhausen as part of the 2011 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

The WTA world no. 1 has been nominated for the Laureus World Sports Awards along with Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Kim Clijsters.

The girls did not take home the World Sportswoman of the Year Award while Nadal walked away with the top honour for men in sports.

Wozniacki arrives on the red carpet.


Did Wozniacki borrow that dress from Elena Dementieva?
Dementieva wore the same dress during the gala night of Malaysia's Showdown of Champions back in end of 2009. [source]

(Images by Getty Images via Zimbio)

Rafael Nadal wins Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award

Rafael Nadal won the top honour at this year's Laureus Sport Awards as he bagged the Sportsman of the Year title at a ceremony in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

What can I say besides being proud of Nadal for his first achievement this year!

Nadal arriving on the red carpet.

The winner of World Sportsman of the Year is announced!

Academy Member Boris Becker passes the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award to Nadal.

Nadal gives his speech after receiving his first Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award.

Nadal is the unanimous choice, chosen by 46 sports stars who make up the Laureus sports academy.

The tennis ace beat off competition from footballers Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta, boxer Manny Pacquiao and race car driver Sebastian Vettel.

Nadal plays table tennis with Kevin Spacey...

... and he's good at it!

Nadal received the honours for having an outstanding year during which he won the French Open, the Wimbledon and the US Open besides other titles.

The Spanish matador missed out to Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt in his previous nomination in 2009.

Here's a great video of Nadal at the prestigious award show.

(Images by Getty Images via Zimbio)

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