Tennis apparel overview: Karolina Pliskova and Fila in 2020


In recent years, Fila has been in the very top of the women’s tennis apparel scene. Four current Top 10 players are wearing the F-box logo, the rest are sponsored by Nike. Last month I made a photo overview of all Sofia Kenin’s Fila outfits, as part of my Fashion Retrospections, while now I’d also like to include former world No.1 Karolina Pliskova.

The 28-year-old Pliskova won her third Brisbane International title at the start of 2020, wearing full pinstripe attire — the classy Fila Fall Heritage Sleeveless Polo, featuring blocks of white on the sides to match the white collar, and a coordinating Fila Fall Heritage Stripe Skirt. This classic collection was launched last year, in time for the season’s final WTA tournaments.

In Melbourne, Dubai and Doha, Pliskova promoted the Colorful Play collection. The Czech could be seen in two versions of the Play Full Coverage Tank, characteristic for its colorblocks and sheer mesh fabric overlay at upper chest. The traditional A-Line Skort in the color amparo blue completed Pliskova’s ensemble.

When it comes to shoes, Fila coordinated the Axilus 2 Energized model with the collection’s colorway.

After months of inactivity due to the coronavirus hiatus, Pliskova returned to the tour at the Western & Southern Open where she debuted the latest designs from the Heritage line, known for its classic navy, red and white color palette.

After “Cincy” (played in New York this year), Pliskova also wore the Fall Heritage Cami Tank and Fall Heritage Pleat Skirt at the US Open and the Internazionali BNL d’Italia. The tank features criss-crossed elastic straps at back with metal hook attachment, while the solid navy skirt stands out with its pleated hem.

Fila’s Roland Garros collection was called Mad for Plaid, because it was dominated by plaid prints in tones of mouth-watering melon, tropical coral and crisp white. However, Pliskova opted for the most basic pieces: the Mad for Plaid Solid Racer Tank and Mad for Plaid A-Line Skirt.

In Ostrava, the tournament finalizing Pliskova’s season, we can see that the world No.6 combined the racerback tank from the Mad for Plaid collection and the Heritage Skirt.

Since the 2020 season was significantly shorter due to the pandemic, Pliskova never had the chance to wear the above-shown 30 Love collection, intended for Indian Wells and Miami. Also, Fila launched the Top Spin collection at the Western & Southern Open and we saw the tie-dye clothes on Sofia Kenin, but Pliskova obviously prefers more classic style, so she opted out of the multi-colored print.


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