US Open women’s fashion celebrates Kim Clijsters and the color of yellow, semifinalists all in Nike


Grand Slam are always the most exciting venues for tennis glamour and the US Open is the unofficial fashion queen of all the four majors, so let’s see what the best brands put on their brightest WTA stars.

Let’s start this fashion overview with maybe not the biggest fashion star, but definitely the player who marked this US Open – Kim Clijsters, whose inspiring career has come to a close at her favorite tournament where she had lifted the trophy three times. To honor the Belgian’s last event, her clothing sponsor Fila produced a special collection with a symbolic star pattern.

Ana Ivanovic (who reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal since her title win at Roland Garros 2008), Angelique Kerber (last year’s semifinalist) and Laura Robson (besides Clijsters, the biggest story of the tournament) were all sporting Adidas Adizero. The bright yellow Adidas outfits may have ruled the US Open courts, and the three players mentioned here all played the fourth round, but the next brand we’ll cover is clothing all the four semifinalists!

Of course, it’s Nike! Champion Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova traditionally have both day and night dresses. Serena wore navy and pink with lime details, while Sharapova went for more subtle tones – liquid pink and solid dark without many loud contrasts.


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Victoria Azarenka and Sara Errani prefer separates. The world No.1 is popping in a yellow and black combination, while the Italian, sharing the look with Julia Goerges, wore a pleated navy skirt with pink and yellow stripes and a tank.

World No.2 Agnieszka Radwanska wore a purple Lotto dress, but even though she got past the second round of the US Open for the first time in four years, more exposure to the dress was provided by world No.11 Marion Bartoli, who reached the quarterfinals and seriously threatened Maria Sharapova in that match that spread over two days.


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Sam Stosur was trying to defend her title in gray and orange Asics dress. Тhe Australian is getting involved in the process of designing clothes and as of next year we’ll be able to see apparel with her insights. Stosur’s former sponsor, Lacoste, prepared a sapphire blue dress for Dominika Cibulkova, while Jarmila Gajdosova sported retro stripes.

Venus Williams is back to extraordinary looks. After a period of subtle designs, the American again created an eye-catching outfit: EleVen Women’s Fall Rose Garden Dress.

Bethanie Mattek Sands loves to stand out, but this time it wasn’t her clothes,  it wasn’t her accessories, it was her hair! A long blue braid was her accessory this time!

Just like at Wimbledon, Camila Giorgi was again super cute, wearing a polka dress this time, while Caroline Wozniacki wore sleek and elegant black Adidas by Stella McCartney dress, with a rose tan layer underneath.

What’s your favorite look of the Open? Adidas never lets me down and I love the bright look of their yellow clothes, little Giorgi is very cute in the dotted dress, while I’m not a fan of Venus’ return to “daring” designs. The four Nike semifinalists are all standardly good-looking.

Here you can see our complete list of articles dedicated to Grand Slam fashion. (photos: US Open, Fila, Tennis Buzz, © Neal Trousdale)


  1. my problem with adidas is: it does not offer variety. same pattern, dress& seperates version that’s all. it is quite confusing when players have same outfit at the other sides of the net!
    Clijster’s Wimbledon special edition outfit was amazing but this one failed for me. especially night version of the shirt with so many stars could be called a hindrance:)

  2. Caroline’s dress is amazing, I also love her metallic shoes. I really like Lacoste’s one and it’s good to see Vika not wearing a dress.

  3. Adidas could definitely use some variety, basically every player promoting adidas was wearing the same cookie cutter dress (besides Wozniacki). And I actually loved Venus’ design. It’s on the right side of daring; fun, whimsical, adds pattern and texture. I think she as the best dressed. I also like the gold patterned back of Sharapova’s night dress (but the front was boring) and Serena’s set was. I loved the converging lines that made the triangles, and the slimming effect, and pop of neon and pink.

  4. Turkish Mommy, it is confusing, but the clothes are so good that they deserve to be worn a lot. When Serena loses early or even skips a Grand Slam, her beautiful outfits are left to collect dust in terms of promotion.

    I agree, the stars are not the most innovative option. I liked the pink Monika Seles special edition for Clijsters, it was for Fila’s 100 anniversary. It was really fun and unique. This one is also unique, but not amazing.

    Brenda, Caro always looks good in black and in tighter fits, better than red or yellow or even beige fluffy clothes, in my opinion.

    Fran, I see what you mean about Venus’ dress. Well, it’s definitely not in the category with those previous lace dresses and stuff, but although the idea of roses does seem cute, I think the pattern could’ve been better. But I have to say I like the variety Venus brings to the courts, her style definitely differs from the major brands.

  5. i don’t know if you saw this Marija but Olga Puchkova had on a bright green top and black shorts, not to special but that top made her stand out.

  6. To me, this us open was one of the best tournaments when it comes to fashion. Everyone looked decent, even Venus wore something pretty and sporty. 😀 There are so many outfits I like, but i’ll pick Caroline’s dress that finally suited her completely, too bad she lost in 1st round, and Lacoste blue dress.

  7. For me , venus dress is the best one … OMG this girl is so talented she brings something neww :)she is creative 🙂 i am looking forward to her fashion show in new york later this month 🙂

  8. I like Ana’s dress the most. Serena’s night dress is not bad neither. I cant with the Lotto designs though. They are so boring, it’s always the same patterns just the colour changes.

  9. I liked Sharapova’s plum dress, Ivanovic’s Addidas yellow dress looked great on her. Cibulkova looked good in her Lacoste( nice to see that it fit her). Giorgi was nice in her polka dot matching outfit, along with Alona Bondarenko in her red Wilson outfit. Jr. Elke Lemmens had an intersting outfit also.


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