US Open 2013 through the fashion lens – Part 2


My article US Open 2013 through the fashion lens: best and worst dressed was quite a hit and several readers suggested that I do Part 2, and you know I always listen to my readers, so let’s see notable fashion statements and brands that I didn’t get to include in the last week’s piece.

Germany’s Mona Barthel worked the brand new Abisko Collection of Denise Cronwall. You know that I am a huge fan of the Florida-based designer’s feminine style. The Abisko collection has some cute unusual features, such as a bow in the neckline of tanks and dresses and a cute scrunchie adorning the racer back.

Sloane Stephens is looking stylish in purple Under Armour dress, paired with bright orange shoes with purple laces and colorful headband. Definitely a fashion hit!

Kazakh world No.77 Galina Voskoboeva attracted all the right attention in her pastel yellow Peak dress. Love the discreet blue straps in the back, matching the thin blue waistline accent!


Samantha Stosur was wearing the ASICS Women’s Fall Racquet Dress. The Japanese brand has a new WTA name in the team, as Kaia Kanepi has switched from Nike.

Zheng Jie provided a nice promo for her pink Anta dress by drawing attention to herself during her victory over two-time US Open champion Venus Williams in the second round.

Alize Cornet has climbed high on the fashion ladder in her Lacoste Women’s Fall Pique Dress. The classic item has a collar, a white half-zip in the front and a keyhole opening on back and Cornet worked both the navy and red version of it.

Nike‘s Li Na is looking modern and sporty in Autumn UV Printed Knit Top and Fall Flounce Knit Skort.

Just like fellow Nike representative Li, Sabine Lisicki opted for the combination of red and grey, but in a slightly style and instead of a visor she accessorized with a headband.

Alexandra Dulgheru spiced up the US Open with her colorful K-Swiss geometric print, while Heather Watson brought solid blue with K-Swiss Women’s Fall Smash It Dress which features a V-neck, keyhole cutout in the back and pleated hem.

How do you like the apparel presented in this Part 2? My favorite is Sloane Stephens in Under Armor, because of the refreshing colors that perfectly suit the American’s complexion. The runner-up position would go to Galina Voskoboeva and her lovely, subtle yellow dress of the little-known brand Peak.

(photos: © Neal Trousdale, Keyur Khamar, Getty Images, Andrew Ong, Peter Staples, Philip Hall, Ashley Marshall, ©C-Dubreuil, John Bolan)


  1. My favorites are Stephens and Cornet. Although the Lacoste dress didn’t fit everybody so well (with the open back).. I don’t like the red tanks from Nike. It looks like something went wrong with the laundry :S The color is pale and it looks like sweater fabric. Watson’s K-Swiss dress seems the same as always, including the same color.

    I love the Desine Cronwall pieces, but imo Mona is not the right person for the brand. (but I don’t know her personally, so maybe I’m completely wrong 😉 )

  2. My best pieces are Galina and Alize’s dresses. There are very stylish and elegant.And Marija, do you know which brand is Galina’s dress?I don’t like Nike this time.There are look cheap.Sloane look nice.Anta’s designs are modern..

  3. Mona’s dress and Denise’s clothes in general I seem horribles. I don’t know how you find them so cool. They’re what in Argentina we call “GRASA”. Those colours, those models simply are unfashionable. Above all, Mona, who is not a player like Sharapova or Kirilenko, is her ambassadress. Is too much for my eyes.
    I like Sloane’s outfit. It looks good with her skins tone.
    I also love Galina’s and Alize’s even if I think that Lacoste’s model is too normal.

  4. Brenda, I love Denise’s designs, they are feminine, romantic and unique. I agree that a player such as Kirilenko or Sharapova would be a perfect representative of the clothes, but Denise is still establishing herself, I’m sure she will improve her presentation in the time to come.

  5. I guess nobody gets Maria away from Nike and I suppose Kirilenko is too expensive… but she would be the perfect player to represent Denise. Maybe Lisicki??

  6. Sharapova and Kirilenko will never represent Denise because they’re fashionistas. They always look amazing and they will not be able to use those rags.
    Even if Denise spends a lot of money in them, they will never say YES.

  7. Mmm Bouchard is also a fashionista. Maybe Kvitova, Jankovic, Vinci and the others uggly girls on te tour jajajaja

  8. I think that I’m too pretty for that clothes. I used to wear Stella McCartney or adidas regular line. I also have the black dress that Maria wore during the French Open in 2012 (Nike)

  9. I’m surprised, with Nike she’s just one of the many. If she likes to wear irregular, custom designs, she shouldn’t wear Nike imo.

  10. I don’t think this news about Giorgi and Nike is true. The article speaks of a 8 year long contract: too much for a player who certainly did well in a couple of important tournaments, but hasn’t won anything so far.

  11. Could me true that info about Camila. Liz, I agree, Nike, although a good brand, is not the style she’s recognized for.

    I’ve just sent an email to Camila’s mother to check if the news is true. I hope she’ll respond.

  12. While I generally love Nike, this hasn’t been a great year for them. And I didn’t like all the pink-red-grey theme. Last year with the limes and blacks were great and really made standout outfits. Looking through both slides Venus is best like you said, but some great dresses this US Open. 🙂


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