Even though the 2020 WTA season was very short because of the pandemic and Simona Halep played just six tournaments, the Romanian added as many as three trophies to her cabinet: Dubai, Prague and Rome. Let’s have a look at how Nike‘s highest-ranked player was clad throughout her successful season, as part of my Fashion Retrospections.
At the Adelaide International in January, Simona Halep contrasted her last year’s bordeaux godet-style Nike Winter Elevated Flouncy Skirt with the white Nike Winter Court Tank. The former world number one completed the look with the matching Nike Air Zoom Vapor X shoes.
In Melbourne and Dubai, Nike athletes rocked colorful prints created by Melbourne-based artist Cassie Byrnes, whose inspiration was pre-historic Australia.
Halep’s outfit of choice consisted of the faux-wrap Nike Spring Melbourne Skirt and the white version of the open-back Nike Spring Melbourne Tank. The shoes were in a “Fairy Bread” colorway.
After the lengthy hiatus amid the coronavirus pandemic, Halep returned to the tour in Prague, introducing the Nike Summer 2020 collection, which would have been worn at Roland Garros, had the tournament not been rescheduled.
In some matches, the world number two sported the striped blue Nike Summer Paris Dress.
Other times she combined the casual Nike Summer Sleeveless Top and the flirty Nike Summer Slam Skirt. The top is unique for its tennis graphic printed on the front and design on the shoulders that creates an illusion of a pulled up or rolled sleeves. The skirt plays with asymmetrical layered pleats and stripes in different directions.
Nike again provided shoes that matched the rest of the collection.
Halep’s last two tournaments in 2020 were Rome and Roland Garros, where the two-time Grand Slam champion rocked the vibrant Challenge Court collection, inspired by Andre Agassi’s 1990 aesthetic. The eye-catching prints feature a flaming ball graphic.
Halep paired different versions of the Nike Fall NY Slam Tank with both the skirt and shorts from the collection.
Halep also personalized her Nike Air Zoom Vapor X shoes in color laser crimson.
Nike’s 2020 tennis clothes were all about prints and intense colors. What do you think about these outfits? Do you have any favorites? I think that the pink-dominated Challenge Court collection was the best. (photos: Jimmie48)