Meet the Players
If you don't know the name Maria Kirilenko (left), we're sure you know her good friend, Stella McCartney. Maria was Stella's muse when she launched her exclusive line with Adidas back in 2006. Maria also showed off her modeling chops as part of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition in 2009. However, this Russian-born beauty is just as stunning on the court as she is off. Next week, Maria will be playing in her ninth U.S. Open championship, at the young age of 24, having finished in the third round of last year's match, and now hoping to break through to the quarter finals.
If Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (right) takes it all the way at the U.S. Open, she won't be able to pop bottles to celebrate…at least not legally. The 20-year-old tennis star is no stranger to grand slams having won the honor of ITF World Junior Champion five years ago. We honestly don't expect much less from a lady whose immediate, and extended family history reads like a sports hall of fame.