New Balance ready for Australian Open, kicks off 2018 with new collection

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New Balance‘s tennis collection for the start of the 2018 season, including the Australian Open, is marked by oxblood and navy tones, highlighted by stripe binding at the neckline and armholes.

We first saw the new clothes when Heather Watson shared these promo images on Instagram, showing the New Balance Holiday Tournament Dress, while the collection also includes separates, such as the Holiday Centre Court Tank and Holiday Heath Skirt II.

The Brit posed in the dress’ oxblood version, a color which resembles burgundy, being a dark shade of red, but with more purple and dark brown hues. The item’s accent color is vivid coral, while there is also a navy option available, with white company logo as a contrast detail.

Unique features of the dress include an all-over dynamic print, dotted mesh double-layer skirt, racerback with a keyhole cutout in the shape of a vertical ellipse, and the already-mentioned white stripe binding.

Soft, stretchy knit with moisture-wicking technology, together with mesh on the neckline and racerback, ensures superior ventilation. Moreover, the built-in bra has special coating that resists odors.

As my photographer Jimmie48 is at the Shenzhen Open this week, I have photos of Nicole Gibbs sporting the new outfit that includes perfectly matching 996v3 shoes which pride themselves on an advanced, synthetic upper and durability in high-wear areas.

New Balance’s representatives haven’t kicked off the Australian Swing victoriously, as Watson lost to Kaia Kanepi in the final round of qualifying at the Brisbane International, while Gibbs got eliminated by top seed Simona Halep in the first round of the Shenzhen Open.



  1. Emmanuel Damian, my photographer also commented that it looks basic to him. I find the designs as nice as those of previous seasons.

  2. New Balance tennis shoes are what I wear to play in. It’s the only brand in the US that carries wide fit shoes, and it seems to be the favorite of guys and gals over 40! 😉


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