The 2020 French Open will not be remembered as the most fashionable major. The coronavirus pandemic forced the tournament to be rescheduled from spring to September/October, when it already gets quite chilly in Paris, so players need to layer up. Wearing leggings or long-sleeve tops below dresses is definitely not the most stylish appearance, but some players managed to get cozy and look good at the same time. Let’s see what the WTA ladies are wearing this fortnight, as part of my traditional Grand Slam fashion overviews.
Fila representatives debuted the Mad for Plaid collection, characterized by plaid prints in tones of mouth-watering melon, tropical coral and crisp white. Sofia Kenin opted for the Mad for Plaid Print Racer Tank and white Mad for Plaid Flare Skirt.
Kiki Bertens went full orange, the national color of her country. The Dutchwoman is seen here in the Mad for Plaid Dress covered by the Mad for Plaid UV Blocker Long-Sleeve Top. Fila always updates the Axilus 2 Energized tennis shoes to match the apparel, so this latest version combines colors melon and coral.
Karolina Pliskova chose the most basic pieces from the new Fila collection: the white Mad for Plaid Solid Racer Tank and coral Mad for Plaid A-Line Skirt.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic caused the rescheduling of tournaments, minimizing the period between the US Open and Roland Garros, Nike decided to have the same Challenge Court collection at both Grand Slams. As you know, the vibrant graphics are inspired by Andre Agassi’s 1990 aesthetic.
The Nike Fall NY Jacket, seen here on Victoria Azarenka, brightened up the cold and cloudy days in Paris. It’s my favorite fall look at the tournament.
Simona Halep paired the pink long-sleeve top with the 2-in-1 Nike Fall NY Slam Shorts that include a flaming ball graphic.
Serena Williams chose a simple Nike ensemble with flirty pleated skirt. You can’t go wrong with all-black! Long braided hair and defined locks with highlights nicely contrast the dark outfit. Have you noticed that her shoes feature a lips graphic below the gold Swoosh? What does that signify?
Venus Williams showed up in her EleVen Wonder Woman collection.
The stars of Adidas debuted the City Lights collection. Maria Sakkari of Greece rocked the marble-printed skirt from the new collection which is dominated by muted tones with pearl metallic and glitter details.
France’s Kristina Mladenovic introduced the dress from Adidas’ new collection.
Coco Gauff is all covered up, so we can’t see her custom New Balance separates. Underneath, the 16-year-old is supposed to have a printed tank with asymmetrical neckline and back straps. Her skirt, in the color eclipse just like the rest of the outfit, features a striped waistband. The American’s shoe model is the New Balance WC 996v4 in bali blue.
I haven’t seen this announced anywhere, but Monica Puig has apparently switched from Yonex to New Balance. The Puerto Rican is wearing the Printed Rally Skort. You can see this collection in more detail here.
Yonex‘ Dayana Yastremska is another player who layered up nicely. I really like her yellow dress with two-color pleated hem and how it combines with the tight-fitting long-sleeve top.
Anett Kontaveit wore the Lacoste Spring RG Dress introduced back in April. The design stands out with its blue ombre effect and asymmetrical pleated skirt. To handle the cold weather in the capital of France, the Estonian wore a white turtleneck underneath. The dress is absolutely gorgeous, but this type of layering ruins the appeal.
Asics repeated the US Open looks. American Jennifer Brady is seen here in the Asics Fall Elite Dress, featuring three stylish blocks of color: cyan top, orange waist and white skirt. There is a large cutout and gold detailing at back.
Ajla Tomljanovic represented K-Swiss in a simple white long-sleeve top tucked in a pink skirt. Her shoe mode is K-Swiss Ultrashot 2 in white/purple.
Ellesse-sponsored Johanna Konta continues to wear two-color pleated skirts.
Marie Bouzkova combined Joma‘s navy, white and red pieces.
What do you say about outfits at this Fall 2020 edition of Roland Garros? Who brought the best cold weather tennis fashion to the courts? Tell me in the comments below!
ROLAND GARROS FASHION THROUGH THE YEARS:
- 2019: Bees, flowers, zebras, graphic prints mix in with classic designs for a rich tennis fashion scene
- 2018: Nike’s engineered blues, Serena’s bodysuit, Adidas’ flowy pleats
- 2017: Stripes, paint splashes, tulle, diamonds, and other trends
- 2016: Adidas’ zebras and other fashion-forward WTA apparel at Roland Garros
- 2015: WTA styles that rocked the Paris tennis clothing scene
- 2014: Have fashion risks turned into hits?
- 2013: Roland Garros – who wins the battle of WTA tennis fashion?
- 2012: The richness of WTA outfits at the claycourt Grand Slam – video overview
- 2011: Spring tennis fashion – French Open edition
- 2010: Roland Garros WTA fashion radar