WTA fashion is always a hot topic in the tennis world and during majors it reaches its peak as brands deliver their latest, innovative designs to match the ecstatic energy of competition at the sport’s biggest tournaments. After the 2022 Australian Open, it’s time for our second Grand Slam fashion overview this season. Let’s see what tennis players are wearing in Paris.
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The Nike Paris collection brings asymmetry, intriguing cutouts and wavy colorblocks that create a sense of constant movement. Naomi Osaka‘s custom Nike dress belongs to the same aesthetic, but it stands out from the rest with its vibrant citron coloring.
During warm-up, the four-time Grand Slam champion wore this loose unisex print jacket made from at least 75% recycled polyester. It’s from her own Nike collection. The bold pattern is inspired by Naomi’s roots and evolution.
Other Nike stars are in pastel colors — light citron and mint foam combined mostly with shades of grey and beige. Belinda Bencic‘s Nike Summer Print Slam Dress has just one short sleeve which features a cutout on the back. There’s also an almond-shaped cutout below chest on the right side, as seen below on Paula Badosa.
Defending champion Barbora Krejcikova is playing her first tournament as a Fila representative, debuting the Center Court collection. In her first-round singles loss to France’s Diane Perry, the Czech sported the Fila Center Court Galaxy Skirt and a long-sleeve V-neck top.
Asics is a proud sponsor of the world No.1 and most dominant player this year — Iga Swiatek. The Pole’s ensemble includes the Asics Paris Match Tank, made from a mix of mesh fabrics, and the Asics Paris Match Solid Skirt, featuring a textured mesh overlay with pleats.
Maria Sakkari presents Adidas’ collection inspired by Parisian plants and nature. The Greek’s Adidas Paris Wow Dress features a bold print that nods to exotic plants in the greenhouses surrounding the Grand Slam tournament stadium.
Angelique Kerber sports the Adidas Paris Y-Dress, which includes Y-shaped back, built-in bra and separate tights.
Anett Kontaveit‘s Lacoste Roland Garros Dress nurtures timeless tennis elegance in Paris. Navy is a classic choice for clay and orange stitch details perfectly match the tournament’s surface. This sophisticated design captivates with subtle elements such as elasticized mesh straps on the back that create an open cut-out, as well as an elastic mesh waist and a lightweight pleated skirt.
The new Hydrogen collection features an old-school tattoo print: pin-up girls, roses, sirens, snakes, etc. Arantxa Rus wears their Hydrogen Tattoo Tech Top with the skull logo on the right sleeve and the Hydrogen Tech Core Short.
Ajla Tomljanovic‘s Original Penguin attire honors the national flag of France. You can’t see it in this photo, but the Australian’s skirt is red.
Teenager Coco Gauff attracts attention in an extravagant and youthful New Balance tennis dress. The printed racerfront top is light purple, the pleated skirt is see-through and exposes colorful shorts.
Former champion Jelena Ostapenko has the most memorable outfit at this year’s French Open. The brand is from the WTA player’s home country of Latvia and it is called DK ONE. The busy sleeveless top features a black-and-white houndstooth pattern and pink ruffles on the armholes. The pleated skirt is predominantly pink with a black accent line on the hem.
Who is your best-dressed WTA player at the 2022 French Open? Tell us in the comments!
ROLAND GARROS FASHION THROUGH THE YEARS:
- 2021: Iridescent fabrics, glitter, tie-dyes, mesh overlays
- 2020: October in Paris, tennis fashion in the cold weather
- 2019: Bees, flowers, zebras, graphic prints mix in with classic designs for a rich tennis fashion scene at the French Open
- 2018: Nike’s engineered blues, Serena’s bodysuit, Adidas’ flowy pleats
- 2017: Stripes, paint splashes, tulle, diamonds, and other trends
- 2016: Women’s tennis shoes and clothes ruling the French Open