Nike, Adidas, Fila & Mizuno: Tennis fashion sported by Elite 8 in Singapore


You are probably familiar with my Grand Slam fashion overviews and you know that I also incorporate the WTA Finals in that category every year. Let’s have a look at what the best eight women’s tennis players from the 2018 season are presenting at the $7,000,000 tournament in Singapore this week.

Making her fifth appearance at the WTA Finals, Germany’s Angelique Kerber sports the Adidas Fall Barricade Dress, a black design dominated by diamond-patterned texture. Moisture management is provided by the famous Climacool technology in the fabric. The dress comes with a bra and ball shortie.

The world No.2’s footwear of choice is the dynamic Adidas Ubersonic 3.

The WTA Finals debutante Naomi Osaka wears the same dress and shoes as Kerber, but she has a special accessory — her wild, always-on-the-move locks.

What I didn’t mention earlier is that the dress features thick back straps joined by triangular hardware.

For warm-up, Japan’s Osaka uses the lightweight Adidas Fall Barricade Jacket, featuring subtle embossed diamond graphic.

Top three seeds at this year’s WTA Finals are all from the Adidas camp, the third one being Caroline Wozniacki, who endorses the Stella McCartney line.

Just like at the US Open, the world No.3 Dane promotes the Adidas Stella McCartney NYC Tank and Skirt, an ensemble characteristic for its laser perforations, mesh and colorblocks.

Wozniacki’s look is completed by the white Fall Stella McCartney Jacket, unique for stylish elastic ruching down the sleeves, the two-racquet Fall Stella McCartney Bag, and the Stella Barricade Boost 2018 shoe with blue details.

Color bordeaux absolutely dominates Petra Kvitova‘s Singapore apparel. The Czech’s Nike Winter Court Dress is a classic sporty design equipped with quick-drying fabric. The matching warm-up jacket features the same white side piping.

Kvitova’s light blue and bright crimson Nike Air Zoom Vapor X shoe model specializes in comfort and support in a glove-like fit. In her third round-robin match, Kvitova introduced more items from Nike’s winter 2018 collection: the Court Top in habanero red and a matching skirt with linear print.

Elina Svitolina promotes the same Nike Winter Court Dress, but pairs it with a light pink jacket and personalized yellow NikeCourt Air Zoom Zero kicks that she designed herself.

Kiki BertensMizuno Amplify Dress at first glance resembles Kvitova’s and Svitolina’s, but this one is in color purple and features color fade graphic on the right of the scoop neck.

The Dutchwoman’s footwear of choice is Mizuno Wave Exceed Tour 3 in coral.

Flirting with similar tones as Bertens is Sloane Stephens with her bordeaux Nike Winter Court Top and habanero red Nike Winter Court Flouncy Skirt.

Stephens’ zipper jacket is the same as Kvitova’s, the bordeaux one with front pockets and ribbed collar, cuffs and hem, while her footwear of choice is the Nike Air Zoom Zero for aggressive movers.

After her star-printed US Open outfit, Karolina Pliskova switched to pure black in Singapore — a simple sporty tank and skirt with lace inserts. It seems to be a black version of the Czech’s Wimbledon collection.

So far, players at the 2018 WTA Finals in Singapore have given us plenty of entertaining three-setters — are they also making fashion statements? Who is getting your best-dressed vote?


  1. CLT, I like Stephens’ outfit and Kerber/Osaka dress, but I agree that overall the tournament is not very inspirational in terms of fashion this year.


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