Tennis Identity

Virginie Razzano hits the tennis radar.

Paris Open_Virginie Razanno at Roland Garros_ Copyright AFP-Getty ImagesIn tennis it often takes beating a big name to get on the fan radar. Tuesday at the Paris Open France's Virginie Razanno did just that.

Razanno's Paris '12 story ended fairly quickly against Arantxa Rus but those who watched Razzano defeat an admittedly uncharacteristic Serena Williams were shown textbook focus under fire. Most noteworthy was Razzano's ability to fight the distraction of hindrance calls against her during that most challenging of match phases, the closing.

If only we could bottle this magic and keep it going through a tournament. "Giant slayers" all too often can't keep the tank running after such huge effort allowing other players to move up in what would have been a tough draw. Advantage them.

Razzano wears Asics, a brand expanding into tennis apparel. Her dress here is the Women's Break Dress, currently on sale only in Europe.

Asics Gel Solution Speed PinkAlthough she didn't wear them, I'd put the new and super comfy Asics Gel-Solution Speed tennis shoe in pink $130 (official color=beetroot purple) with this dress.

Find it at Asics, Tennis-Warehouse and tennis retailers worldwide.