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Kirsten Flipkens Prescription Sports Spectacles

Spectacles Blog Shamefully Short on Sports Spectacles & Glasses info…

Kirsten Flipkens' prescription spectacles glassesOh of course we’re all wise after the event aren’t we…?! Everybody knows Kirsten Flipkens and  everybody knows that she plays top level tennis in prescription glasses… And yes Ms Flipkens (I love the name), has just got through to the quarter finals at Wimbledon 2013 and may go further.  And I’d not seen her before…

I, of course, was keeping a close eye on her specs during her match. After, the gloriously slimmed down commentator Lindsay Davenport  was kind enough to inform us that her glasses were prescription – and not just sunglasses. And beyond that, this marvellous source of tennis trivia said that no-one had won a grand slam in spectacles in (I forget the number but let’s say) 46 years. I guess lenses are more popular.

But as far as being a sportsperson these days goes, you have to have a brand and a point of difference so why not be the beacon for sports spectacles – apart from the sponsorship opportunities.

Spectacles Sports Sponsors… Poor Show…

Kirsten Flipkens' prescription spectacles glasses.2So I dashed off to the tinterweb to find out more and to tell the truth it’s pretty poor on who-ever prescription glasses these are… and I assume that they are Oakley on the whole (see various styles in the image above where at least 3 of the 4 are). I cannot find any PR puff at all. Maybe all the emails are queueing up in by inbox… Meanwhile I stole the picture, below right, from her website which is terrific: yellow ball/yellow specs.

Checking Ms Flipkens’ official site, indeed shows Oakley as a sponsor. No big surprise there… But where’s the buzz? Even Oakley’s site doesn’t talk about her glasses.

PS And yes we too are a bit poor on the sports specs category. No excuses…

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