Once a famous representative of Asics, Switzerland’s Timea Bacsinszky, a former Top 10 player, made a welcome return to Roland Garros by wearing clothes of French apparel company Le Coq Sportif.
The 2015 and 2017 Roland Garros semifinalist, who skipped last year’s event because of a calf injury, won the opening round of qualifying on Tuesday with a 6-3 6-4 win over Hungary’s Fanny Stollar, launching her clothing partnership with Le Coq Sportif in a grey dress that features white mesh racerback and side blue, red and white stripes.
Neither Bascinszky nor Le Coq Sportif have mentioned their new deal on social media yet, but the Swiss did comment on her victory:
Being able to be back here and win a match again – no matter if it’s qualifying or main draw – is so special. I’m very proud of how I’ve managed to come back and be fit again over this long time. I have no injuries now and I’m feeling good – just some little things hurting left and right, but this is the life of a professional athlete. Nothing worrying.
Qualifying rounds always give us a first look at new tennis fashion, so Bascinszky’s opponent Fanny Stollar debuted Nike’s bee shirt that will be worn by defending champion Simona Halep.
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