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)