Friday, November 22, 2013

Stanislas Wawrinka | V : 'Service With A Smile'

Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player

Stanislas Wawrinka | Tennis Player
Born 28th March 1985 | In Lausanne, Switzerland | Eyes: Green | Hair: Brown | Height: 1.83m (6'0")
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Stanislas Wawrinka is a professional tennis player from Switzerland. He was born in Lausanne in 1985 to a German father of Czech-Polish descent and a Swiss mother. Stan turned professional in 2002, reaching his highest world ranking of three in January 2014. He is a right-handed player with a particularly powerful one-handed backhand.

On the 15th December, 2009, Stan married former model Ilham Vuilloud. They celebrated the birth of their daughter, Alexia, on the 12th February, 2010. Unfortunately, the couple announced their separation in January 2011.

Set 1 - Stanislas Wawrinka's Album
Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
The Sony Ericsson Open • Training Session | Tennis Center at Crandon Park, Key Biscayne, Florida, USA | Image © Unknown | 29th March 2009

Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
The Sony Ericsson Open • Training Session | Tennis Center at Crandon Park, Key Biscayne, Florida, USA | Image © Unknown | 29th March 2009

Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
The Mutua Madrid Open • Singles | Park Manzanares, Madrid, Spain | Image © Antonio Heras | May 2013

Stanislas went on to reach the final, where he lost to Spain's Rafael Nadal in straight sets.

Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
The French Open • Training Session | Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France | Image © Unknown | 30th May 2008

Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
The French Open • Training Session | Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France | Image © Unknown | 30th May 2008

Set 2 - The Australian Open - 2008
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Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
The Australian Open • Training Session | Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia | Image © Unknown | 26th January 2008

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Stanislas Wawrinka | IV : 'Spellbinding'

Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player

Stanislas Wawrinka | Tennis Player
Born 28th March 1985 | In Lausanne, Switzerland | Eyes: Green | Hair: Brown | Height: 1.83m (6'0")
Image © The Changeover

Stanislas Wawrinka is a professional tennis player from Switzerland. He was born in Lausanne in 1985 to a German father of Czech-Polish descent and a Swiss mother. Stan turned professional in 2002, reaching his highest world ranking of three in January 2014. He is a right-handed player with a particularly powerful one-handed backhand.

On the 15th December, 2009, Stan married former model Ilham Vuilloud. They celebrated the birth of their daughter, Alexia, on the 12th February, 2010. Unfortunately, the couple announced their separation in January 2011.


Stanislas Wawrinka Forehand and Backhand In Super Slow Motion - 2013 Cincinnati Open

John McEnroe, the former Wimbledon and US Open champion, believes that Stan possesses one of the most powerful backhands he has ever seen and describes him as having "the best one-handed backhand in the game today."

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Stanislas Wawrinka's Album
Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
The Boodles Challenge • Day One | Stoke Park, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England | Image © Marianne Bevis | 19th June 2012

Stanislas defeated Serbia's Janko Tipsarević 1-6, 7-6 (7-5), 10-8.

Stanislas Wawrinka and Roger Federer • Tennis Players
The Davis Cup World Group Play-offs • AUS v SUI | The Royal Sydney Golf Club, Sydney, Australia | Image © Unknown | 17th September 2011

Over the course of five matches, the Swiss team of Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka defeated their Australian opponents 3-2.

Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
The Boodles Challenge • Day One | Stoke Park, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England | Image © Marianne Bevis | 19th June 2012

Stanislas defeated Serbia's Janko Tipsarević 1-6, 7-6 (7-5), 10-8.

Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
The Olympic Games • Singles 1st Round | The All England Club, London, England | Image © Marianne Bevis | 29th July 2012

Scotland's Andy Murray defeated Stanislas 6-3, 6-3.

Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
The Boodles Challenge • Day One | Stoke Park, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England | Images © Marianne Bevis | 19th June 2012

Stanislas defeated Serbia's Janko Tipsarević 1-6, 7-6 (7-5), 10-8.

Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
The US Open • Singles Quarter-Final | USTA National Tennis Center, New York, USA | Image © Marianne Bevis | 5th September 2013

Stanislas defeated Scotland's Andy Murray 6-4, 6-3, 6-2.

Wawrinka progressed to the semi-finals, where he lost to Serbia's Novak Djokovic by three sets to two.

Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
The Boodles Challenge • Day One | Stoke Park, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England | Image © Marianne Bevis | 19th June 2012

Stanislas defeated Serbia's Janko Tipsarević 1-6, 7-6 (7-5), 10-8.

Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
The US Open • Singles Quarter-Final | USTA National Tennis Center, New York, USA | Image © Marianne Bevis | 5th September 2013

Stanislas defeated Scotland's Andy Murray 6-4, 6-3, 6-2.

Wawrinka progressed to the semi-finals, where he lost to Serbia's Novak Djokovic by three sets to two.

Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
The French Open • Training Session | Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France | Image © Unknown | 31st May 2012

Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
The US Open • Singles Quarter-Final | USTA National Tennis Center, New York, USA | Image © Ashley Marshall | 5th September 2013

Stanislas defeated Scotland's Andy Murray 6-4, 6-3, 6-2.

Wawrinka progressed to the semi-finals, where he lost to Serbia's Novak Djokovic by three sets to two.

Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
The Boodles Challenge • Day One | Stoke Park, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England | Images © Marianne Bevis | 19th June 2012

Stanislas defeated Serbia's Janko Tipsarević 1-6, 7-6 (7-5), 10-8.

Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
Image © Unknown

Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
Image © Unknown

Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
The Sony Ericsson Open • Training Session | Tennis Center at Crandon Park, Key Biscayne, Florida, USA | Image © Unknown | 29th March 2009

Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
The Rogers Cup • Training Session | Rexall Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Image © Unknown | August 2010

Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève | Grand Théâtre de Genève | Image © Fondation du Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève | 19th November 2011

Stanislas announced the winner of the 'Sports Watch Prize' at the prestigious 'Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix'.

Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
The Boodles Challenge • Day One | Stoke Park, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England | Image © Marianne Bevis | 19th June 2012

Stanislas defeated Serbia's Janko Tipsarević 1-6, 7-6 (7-5), 10-8.

Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
The Western & Southern Open • Singles 1st Round | Lindner Family Tennis Center, Mason, Ohio, USA | Image © The Changeover | 13th August 2013

Stanislas defeated Italy's Andreas Seppi 6-3, 6-4.

Wawrinka progressed to the second round, where he lost to Spain's Tommy Robredo by two sets to one.

Stanislas Wawrinka • Tennis Player
Lausanne Airport, Switzerland | Image by Jean-Christophe Bott © Keystone | 21st May 2013

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Ashley McKenzie | I : 'Aesthetically Pleasing'

Ashley McKenzie • Judo Athlete

Ashley McKenzie | Judo Athlete
Born 17th July 1989 | In Queen's Park, London, England | Height: 1.62m (5'3¾")
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Ashley is a judo athlete who competed for Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Competing in the under 60kg category, he won his first World Cup title in February 2011. Ashley's mother introduced her son to the sport after he had a row with someone over Pokémon cards aged 11.

Growing up in North London, Ashley's childhood was blighted by behavioural and health problems. He wore a hearing aid, had asthma, eczema and a heart operation at 18 months old. Ashley was diagnosed with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as a child, after his mother was forced to admit him to a psychiatric unit for six months.

The condition has got Ashley into trouble all his life and in the last few years he's been banned from the British judo squad four times for misconduct. He talked about how ADHD affects his life as a competitive sportsman in a documentary for BBC Three called 'The Bad Boy Olympian'.
"I used to be a bad boy," Ashley admits. "I didn't think I would succeed at anything. But you find your own way and judo saved me."

In August 2012, Ashley became a contestant on the tenth series of 'Celebrity Big Brother'. He made it through to the final, eventually finishing in fifth place.


Duck and Cover SS13

Fashion brand Duck and Cover chose Ashley to front their Spring/Summer 2013 campaign.

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Ashley McKenzie • Judo Athlete
Ashley McKenzie • Judo Athlete
Ashley McKenzie • Judo Athlete
Ashley McKenzie • Judo Athlete
Ashley McKenzie • Judo Athlete
Ashley McKenzie • Judo Athlete
Ashley McKenzie's Calendar • 2014
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Saturday, November 02, 2013

Travis Burns | 'Burly'

Travis Burns • Rugby League Player

Travis Burns | Rugby League Player
Born 6th February 1984 | In Texas, Queensland, Australia | Height: 1.75m (5'9")
Image by Pedro Virgil © Gods Of Football Pty Limited

Travis is an Australian rugby league player. On the 9th July, 2005, he made his National Rugby League (NRL) debut with the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles. Travis went on to make 38 appearances in three seasons at the club before moving to the North Queensland Cowboys in 2008. He spent two years with the club before signing for the Penrith Panthers in November 2009. Travis' NRL career was effectively ended when he was given a twelve-match ban in July 2012. In total, he scored 177 points in 127 appearances during his eight seasons in the NRL.

Travis agreed a move to Hull Kingston Rovers on a three-year contract in September 2012. On the 3rd March, 2013, he made his Super League debut against the Warrington Wolves.

In common with many of his contemporaries, Travis has posed nude for the 'Gods of Football' calendar.

Travis Burns by Pedro Virgil for 'Gods of Football' - 2009
Travis Burns • Rugby League Player
Travis Burns • Rugby League Player
Travis Burns • Rugby League Player
Travis Burns • Rugby League Player
Travis Burns • Rugby League Player
Travis Burns by Pedro Virgil for 'Gods of Football'
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