There were times when Adidas was one of the two main brands in tennis fashion. Those days are gone now; the company is far from its former dominance on the courts. Despite the current decline in the number of top representatives in the WTA world, Adidas continues to deliver stunning designs. Let’s overview all Adidas’ 2020 outfits through tournament photos of Angelique Kerber, as part of my Fashion Retrospections.
The Adelaide International, followed by the Brisbane International, were Kerber’s opening tournaments this year and the three-time Grand Slam champion wore last season’s US Open collection: the tight-fitting Adidas NY Tank, featuring an open hole mesh overlay, and the Adidas NY Skirt, a pleated design with the New York cityscape glitch print.
Angie’s footwear of choice at the Australian Open tune-ups was the durable and stable Adidas SoleCourt with BOOST cushioning.
In Melbourne, Adidas representatives debuted the HEAT.RDY collection, named after its special technology that keeps players cool and dry.
Kerber‘s choice was the purple version of the Adidas Heat Ready Tank, which included the contrasting coral Y-back tank straps, and the Adidas Heat Ready Skirt featuring elastic waistband and built-in shortie with leg grippers.
In the middle of the coronavirus hiatus, in April, Adidas revealed the Prime Blue collection, but Kerber never had the opportunity to wear it on the court.
At the US Open and the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, Kerber sported the Adidas NYC Dress, which flares into an A-shape with micro-pleated skirt. The white dress features mesh elastic Y-back straps, contrast power pink and haze coral stripes, and HEAT.RDY fabric for a cool feel.
The 2020 French Open was probably the least fashionable Grand Slam ever, because cold weather forced players to wear leggings and cover their dresses with long sleeves. The former world No.1 wore the City Lights collection, in particular the City Lights Glam Dress. The only detail of the dress that we saw was the stylish metallic trim on the hem. (photos: Jimmie48)