Traditionally, Women’s Tennis Blog is doing Grand Slam fashion overviews, so let’s see what major sports brands have on display at Roland Garros 2011.
World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki brought nothing new to the fashion table of Roland Garros – the 20-year-old Dane, who bowed out of the tournament in the third round already, wore the adidas by Stella McCartney Ruffle Dress which she debuted at Indian Wells in March.
Adidas impressed with an array of bright colors that perfectly contrast/match the red clay of Roland Garros. Above you can see the variety of pink, orange and green combinations on Daniela Hantuchova, Sorana Cirstea, Andrea Petkovic, Maria Kirilenko and Arantxa Rus. Here you can read more about Adidas’ French Open collection.
And now that we mentioned Arantxa Rus, let’s proceed with Kim Clijsters. The Belgian sported a special vintage Monica Seles-inspired ensemble, which Fila made for her based on her childhood tennis outfit from the 80s. It’s refreshing, something out of the ordinary for the usually classic Clijsters.
Compare this year’s tennis fashion to what players were wearing at Roland Garros 2010.
Lacoste, represented by Samantha Stosur and Gisela Dulko, opted for stripes in red and black. Adidas’ Adipure line, which Dulko’s doubles partner Flavia Pennetta is wearing, also has stripes.
Vera Zvonareva, the most prominent representative of K-Swiss, wore a nicely-shaped black skirt and a cute red tank.
When it comes to Nike, they prepared a dress specifically for Serena Williams, even though she hasn’t played competitive tennis in almost a year, but Maria Sharapova and her yellow Eiffel Tower-inspired dress are giving plenty of exposure to the brand. Julia Goerges was in the similar color palette, wearing Nike Statement tank and skort.
Victoria Azarenka is sporting a purple Nike Flirty Set Point dress, while Li Na is wearing a Nike Summer Smash Classic Top and Skort. Nike can be satisfied with three representatives in the quarterfinals.
Ellesse considerably tuned down their fashion expression for Nadia Petrova. That’s less interesting for us, but good news for Nadia. Defending champion Francesca Schiavone is also wearing simple clothes, a Lotto outfit in neutral colors.
Jelena Jankovic and her always-colorful Anta, this time in pink. Jelena also had a matching bag.
And last but not least, Bethanie Mattek Sands. The American had a number of looks at the French Open, some more moderate than the others, but of course she stayed faithful to herself – with her long socks, under-eye makeup and tattoos. I don’t know yet what happened to the release of her Lady Gaga craziness, though.
My favorite of all the outfits is without a doubt the Adidas Summer Adizero dress, and the entire current Barricade and Adizero collection. Nothing else really impresses me. What about you? Which Roland Garros 2011 outfit is your favorite? (photos: y.caradec, Cedric Fischer, tsavoja, krissaconnection, Paul Auther, Diario Informe, Julien (Quelques-notes.com), francetvsport, Yahoo, Roland Garros)