US Open tennis outfits light up New York’s fashion scene


The 2019 US Open served tennis fashion inspired by New York’s walls, streets, public tennis courts, and in general by the city’s vibe. The season’s final Grand Slam is the most progressive when it comes to the way players dress and this year we had a number of special releases — Nike’s collab with Sacai, Air Jordan’s venture into the tennis world, and many many more. I made another comprehensive presentation of WTA outfits as part of my traditional Grand Slam fashion overviews

Naomi Osaka Nike x Sacai US Open 2019

For her first Grand Slam title defense, Nike honored Naomi Osaka with an exclusive two-piece outfit designed by Japanese Chitose Abe of Sacai. The Sacai label is known for hybrid silhouettes with attention to detail, so the world No.1’s elegant articulation of a contemporary bodysuit plays with asymmetrical skirt layers, cutouts, racerback ruffles, and pops of contrast.

Naomi Osaka Nike x Sacai US Open 2019

Osaka has officially joined the club of tennis fashion icons by having two versions of her Grand Slam attire — black with white/orange.

Naomi Osaka Nike x Sacai US Open 2019

As Vogue reported, Osaka’s suggestions were taking into account during the design process:

Osaka requested that her on-court look be black—”everyone knows I really love black,” she says—and that it have a pop of bright color, either orange or yellow. “I’m glad they took my suggestions,” she adds.

Naomi Osaka Nike shoes for US Open 2019

The 21-year-old complemented the colorblocked look with these bright neon Nike Air Zoom Zero kicks.

Serena Williams US Open 2019 black bodysuit

Serena Williams‘ on-court look once again turned heads as the American showed up in a black bodysuit to brush aside Maria Sharapova in the first round.

Serena Williams US Open 2019

In the later rounds, she added a skirt and made the long-sleeved look less provocative.

Serena Williams US Open 2019

Serena’s shoe model is Nike Flare 2.


Maria Sharapova US Open 2019 night match Nike dress

Maria Sharapova is still honored with a day and a night dress for New York, even though the glory days of her tennis career are long gone because of injuries and she’s now ranked at No.87. Since the Russian fell already in the first round, we saw only the dark version of her elegant Nike Fall Maria NY Dress made from textured stretchy jersey fabric. The dress is gathered at the waist. Mesh panels on the chest and upper back are there to increase ventilation, while a contrast zipper provides easy on and off.

Even though Masha didn’t have a chance to debut the orange version of this dress at the US Open, we did see it on her in an Evian water commercial.

Belinda Bencic US Open 2019

Belinda Bencic, who dethroned Naomi Osaka both from the US Open and the No.1 ranking, wore a simple V-neck design, the purple Nike Fall Maria London Seamless Dress. The Swiss also sported the kit shown below.

Elina Svitolina US Open 2019 NikeCourt

NikeCourt separates inspired by torn posters seen on the walls of the Big Apple were promoted by a lot of top players. Here we can see fifth seed Elina Svitolina, the highest seeded player to reach the quarterfinals, in the Nike Fall Graphic NY Tank, which she wore tied up in the back, and the Nike Fall Slam NY Skirt.

Elina Svitolina US Open 2019 Nike shoes

These Nike Air Zoom Zero kicks are Svitolina’s choice for the US Open.

Sloane Stephens‘ Nike apparel included the Fall Print Tank with half vertical, half horizontal stripes and the Fall Flouncy Skirt. Most importantly, the American debuted a special Air Jordan 8 sneaker model that merges basketball and tennis.

Finally done with Nike! The WTA fashion offer seems to be ten times richer than some years ago. We have a lot more styles to present. Let’s move on.


Kristina Mladenovic US Open 2019

Kristina Mladenovic‘s Adidas NY Dress comes with glow green shorts and bra, while the dominant black at closer look reveals an NYC-inspired pattern integrated into the fabric.

Caroline Wozniacki Adidas US Open 2019 kit

Caroline Wozniacki and Angelique Kerber both donned the Adidas NY Skirt, a pleated design with the New York cityscape glitch print. The Dane paired it with the tight-fitting Adidas NY Tank, featuring an open hole mesh overlay, while the German showcased the Adidas NY Top, green in the front and black in the full open mesh back.

Angelique Kerber US Open 2019

Venus Williams keeps coming up with new prints. While others focused on finding inspiration in the tournament’s host city, the American’s EleVen Phoenix collection celebrates the bird that arises from the ashes. Here we can see V in the Phoenix Volley Dress.

Venus Williams EleVen Phoenix collection US Open 2019

Coco Gauff is only 15-year-old, but the teen already has enough star power to bring New Balance to the top of the women’s tennis fashion game, where it belongs. For the US Open, New Balance collaborated with Gitman Vintage, a line of American shirt-making company Gitman Bros., whose president Chris Olberding came up with a unique pattern — an aerial view of public tennis courts throughout New York City, as seen here in the Fall Rally Print Tank and Skirt.

Coco Gauf New Balance dress US Open 2019

The young American’s shoes had “Call me Coco” written in black marker.

Cori Gauff New Balance shoes

The collaboration with Gitman Vintage also produced this New Balance Fall Tournament Slambray Tank and Skirt. The tank features tattersall detail at the neckline and back, a classic check customized in the colors of the courts from the Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open.

Coco Gauff US Open 2019

Ashleigh Barty, who will ascend back to the No.1 ranking on Monday, presented Fila’s Awning collection.  Here we can see her in the fuchsia purple Awning Halter Tank, white Awning Pleated Skirt, and orange Fila Axilus 2 Energized shoes.

Ashleigh Barty US Open 2019

Karolina Pliskova wore the fourth edition of Fila P.L. Rolando collection, a fresh reiteration of timeless looks that celebrate the work and legacy of the company’s original creative director, Pierluigi Rolando. The Czech’s PLR Racerback Tank and PLR Skirt combine Fila’s traditional red, white and navy hues, finished with pops of cerulean and stripe detailing.

Karolina Pliskova US Open 2019

Kristie Ahn made a spectacular run to the fourth round in a white skater-cut Lacoste dress unique for its mesh V-neck and contrasting slanted finishes that merge with the neon-accented geometric pattern.

Kristie Ahn US Open 2019 Lacoste dress

Lotto‘s Elise Mertens sported an ensemble from the Pop Flower collection.

Elise Mertens US Open 2019

Just like at Roland Garros, Johanna Konta‘s Ellesse outfit featured chevron details.

Johanna Konta US Open 2019 Ellesse

Monica Niculescu sported an interesting Sofibella skirt — the one with layered carwash hem from the Sorrento collection.

Monica Niculescu US Open 2019

Yonex brought about a nice leafy print on a coral orange background combined with a light blue tone officially called “saxe”. Wearing the Yonex US Open Tank and Skirt, Dayana Yastremska was one of the brand’s representatives at Flushing Meadows.

Dayana Yastremska US Open 2019

Yastremska’s shoe model is the Fusion Rev 3.

Dayana Yastremska Yonex tennis shoes

Asics sticks to classic sporty designs enhanced by their Gel-Cool technology, as we can see on the company’s leading representative Julia Goerges. The German’s footwear of choice is the Solution Speed FF, as I wrote in my Asics US Open fashion preview.

Julia Goerges US Open 2019

This whole season Bethanie Mattek-Sands is wearing her own bold line designed in partnership with Lucky in Love. This latest collection is called Born Free and here we can see the Lady Gaga of tennis in the Born Free Tie Back Tank, featuring the US-flag-inspired lips, and Hi-Speedway Pleated Skirt.

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Lauren Davis presented Diadora‘s fall collection that includes a honeycomb print in colors plum perfect/boysenberry.

Lauren Davis

France’s Pauline Parmentier was clad in the striped separates by Le Coq Sportif.

Pauline Parmentier US Open 2019

Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic wore a Joma dress that would almost be fit for Wimbledon.

Marie Bouzkova US Open 2019

Barbora Strycova was a lady in red in Sergio Tacchini, while her doubles partner Hsieh Su-Wei has an unofficial title of the best dressed proudly unsponsored player on the WTA tour.

Do you like my overview? I covered 95% of brands present at the Open. What are your favorite outfits? Tell me in the comments below!


  1. I really thought Serena looked stunning in the purple outfit. Surprisingly, I like the Lotto Pop Flower collection. Mertens looks very elegant; seems to fit her style of play. Good luck to her against Andreescu in the semifinals.

  2. I can never understand the magic of Nike, anything they create is always considered good. Even if some of dresses from other brands look better design wise.
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  3. My favourites are Venus, Fila, Yonex and Barbora’s dress. Don’t mind Asics or New balance. Dislike Nike, Adidas, Ellesse, sofibella and Lacoste. Why do they have to use such hideous colours?

  4. I can never comprehend the enchantment of Nike, anything they make is constantly viewed as great. Regardless of whether a portion of the dresses from different brands look better structure insightful.


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