Besides doing yearly fashion retrospections for specific WTA players, Women’s Tennis Blog is famous for reviewing outfits for every Grand Slam. The Australian Open is entering its second week and the time is just right for us to have a closer look at what the players are wearing. Last year Venus Williams grabbed all the attention with her EleVen designs, but the American is sadly absent this time. In 2012 the spotlight is more evenly distributed and brands such as Nike, Adidas and Fila are leading the pack.
Caroline Wozniacki’s love life is booming, at least its online representation suggests that, and her fashion designer Stella McCartney opted for the color of passion for the world No.1’s Australian Open. Wozniacki accessorized the red dress with a heart-shaped Danish flag pendant that her boyfriend Rory McIlroy gave her for Christmas.
Adidas Adizero used a shade of red for their predominantly peach dress worn by Ana Ivanovic, Daniela Hantuchova and Sorana Cirstea.
Serena Williams is wearing a blue Nike dress with wide tank straps and pleated bottom.
The American opened her Australian Open campaign with custom-made headband and sneakers celebrating Black History Month.
Notice the cute small balls adorning the socks!
Petra Kvitova is, as always, wearing a two-piece Nike outfit, style similar to her 2011 apparel.
Maria Sharapova is wearing a white Nike Maria Statement Slam Dress with electric green straps and a black Nike logo.
Defending champion Kim Clijsters is working a black V-neck shirt with lemon accents and the same shirt in white. A simple black skirt is always there.
Svetlana Kuznetsova is dressed similarly, exposing her “Pain doesn’t kill me, I kill the pain” tattoo.
Jelena Jankovic is still in her first month of promoting Fila, after her three-year contract with Anta has expired, and at the Australian Open she’s looking great in an orange Center Court dress.
Another new Fila member, Vera Zvonareva, who used to wear K-Swiss, is in the neutral tones. Sweat marks are spoiling the image, though.
Bethanie Mattek Sands is not exciting us this time. Her look is absolutely toned down. In the photo below you can see her teamed up with Lacoste-clad Jarmila Gajdosova, wearing a very regular Under Armour long-sleeve bright yellow shirt and a white skirt. For her singles match in the first round, Bethanie wore a simple green tank.
Mentioning Lacoste, Samantha Stosur left the brand to sign with Asics, but her white Asics dress didn’t get much exposure as the home favorite suffered an emotionally-painful upset in the very first round.
Whose Australian Open 2012 style is your favorite? For me, number ones are Ana Ivanovic, Daniela Hantuchova and Sorana Cirstea in the Adidas Adizero dress (Cirstea upset Stosur in it!), because of the daring combination of colors and a signature modern yet simple design of the line. The runner-up position I would award to Serena Williams’ look. (photos: Adidas, Tidalist, Getty Images, Life)