The US Open has an unofficial title of the most fashionable Grand Slam. After our Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon apparel overviews, let’s have a look how sports clothing companies are taking tennis fashion to new heights in New York.
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Fitting for the occasion of her final US Open, Serena Williams wears a crystal-encrusted Nike dress, a matching black jacket, sparkly black NikeCourt Flare 2 shoes embellished by Serena Williams Jewelry, and a removable shiny cape, a statement garment that symbolizes the player’s royal status in the sport. Here’s a detailed illustrated description of the 23-time Grand Slam champion’s New York outfit.
Naomi Osaka lost in the first round and this time there was no much talk about her early exit. The attention was on other players and even her custom lilac Nike dress went by quite unnoticed, including her NikeCourt Air Zoom GP Turbo shoes inspired by her pet dog Butta.
Donna Vekic wore the Nike NY Slam Dress, an infamous design that Bianca Andreescu criticized for distracting her in windy conditions. Andreescu couldn’t play in this dress and quickly changed into another outfit — the Nike Fall New York Slam Tank and Short.
Defending champion Emma Raducanu sported the same ensemble from the Nike New York collection, only in different colors.
Tearful Andrea Petkovic waved goodbye to tennis after her loss to Belinda Bencic in the first round. Her final US Open outfit is from the Adidas x Thebe Magugu collection: the orange version of the Adidas New York Tank and Fall Gameset Match Skirt.
Garbine Muguruza‘s Adidas New York Dress, a 2-in-1 piece that comes with a separate coordinating shortie, features an abstract artwork inspired by a woman dancing.
Jessica Pegula sports a unisex sleeveless tank by Adidas. It is a gender-neutral fit which includes UNITEFIT technology, created and tested on a range of sizes and genders to provide comfortable unisex style with inclusive sizing.
Fila‘s collaboration with Brandon Maxwell delivers the most outstanding collection at this year’s US Open.
Shelby Rogers stole the show with her two-piece design that incorporates a racerback tank with adjustable straps and a detachable cropped textured mesh polo with a three-button ribbed placket. The unconventional polo is paired with a flared plaid skirt that has contrast color side pleats. This outfit exists in green and in red.
Karolina Pliskova‘s Fila x Brandon Maxwell Racer Tank includes overlapping panels in the front that create a keyhole detail. The pink and red top is complemented with a wrap-style pleated skirt in the same colorway.
Barbora Krejcikova presented Fila’s famous Heritage collection. Every year, Fila launches a new iteration of the Heritage clothes, known for their timeless silhouettes and palettes. This year’s edition offers a classically unique spin on the brand’s iconic looks with magenta, turquoise, and yellow striped piecing, piping, and prints perfectly complemented with signature red, white, and blue details.
World No.1 Iga Swiatek flies high in her Asics Gel Resolution 8 tennis shoes. Her green outfit includes the Asics Match Tank, featuring overlapping panels with a keyhole cutout on the back, and Match Skort, featuring textured mesh fabric overlay with pleats.
Coco Gauff‘s New Balance kit includes a busy top with short fishnet sleeves and a see-through black chevron-patterned skirt. The star of the show is definitely the teenager’s first signature sneaker: the Coco CG1.
Available in DigiCoco and Pompey colorways, the Coco CG1 is a unisex model influenced by basketball silhouettes and ’90s aesthetics.
Lacoste stands out with a combination of light yellow and purple. Anett Kontaveit‘s flared skort from the Fall collection has contrast printed bands on the side and is matched with a sleeveless yellow zipper tank.
Caroline Garcia silently replaced Asics with Yonex last month. The Frenchwoman is wearing a Yonex dress with inner shorts in wine red.
Jelena Ostapenko‘s designs by Latvian brand DK ONE always attract a lot of attention. This time the 2017 Roland Garros champion is channeling her inner Bethanie Mattek-Sands with this striking combination of an animal print and pink.
Last year’s US Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez represents Lululemon, a brand still paving its way on the Hologic WTA Tour.
Heading to three in Armstrong!
🇮🇹 Camila Giorgi wins second set set over Madison Keys. pic.twitter.com/d7YrgqVjhj
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) August 31, 2022
Camila Giorgi gets a lot of compliments on her black lace Giomila outfit.
Ons Jabeur represents Lotto in a classic short-sleeved top and shorts.
Veronika Kudermetova‘s Armani dress contrasts a white base with a pink and purple leopard print.
Maryna Zanevska sports a dress from Mizuno‘s new Boro collection.
Yulia Putintseva promotes a lovely blue K-Swiss dress.
What do you think of Serena’s special look? And about Fila’s interesting pieces designed by Brandon Maxwell? Are Nike and Adidas still leading the WTA fashion game or do you think some smaller brands are taking up their portion of the cake? Tell us in the comments below.