We typically start our annual Fashion Retrospections during the off-season, but this time we’ll open the series a bit earlier with Nike‘s Paula Badosa who has put an end to her 2022 on the Hologic WTA Tour. The Spaniard, who reached a career-high No.2 ranking in April, played a total of 22 tournaments in the year during which she “has gone through many moments and emotions” and “lived everything from the best experiences to the worst.”
At the Adelaide International 1 in Australia, the 24-year-old Badosa wore last year’s winter separates: the Nike Winter Victory Tank and a classic navy pleated skirt.
Badosa’s winning outfit at the Sydney Tennis Classic consisted of the Nike Winter Victory Tank and Advantage Skirt. The blue ensemble combines a V-neck racerback top that includes a mini keyhole cutout and a flirty skirt with two layers of pleats. The WTA star’s shoe of choice in Sydney was the Nike Air Zoom Vapor Pro.
At the Australian Open, Badosa debuted the NikeCourt Melbourne collection characteristic for its asymmetrical cuts, contrasting thick lines in different directions that bring visual interest, and the color palette of vibrant coral, burgundy and orange. Here we can see the Spaniard in the Nike Melbourne Slam Tank, a modern nod to a classic tennis polo, and the Nike Melbourne Slam Skirt, another dynamic asymmetrical design.
In Doha, Badosa paired a short-sleeved crew-neck top from the Melbourne collection with a solid orange pleated skirt.
In Indian Wells, Miami and Charleston, Badosa promoted the Nike Spring Advantage Novelty Tank, which features split tank straps that are layered in back, and the Nike Spring Advantage Pleated Skirt.
Playing doubles with Aryna Sabalenka at the Miami Open, Badosa opted for the blue version of the Spring Advantage Novelty Tank and paired it with the Advantage Novelty Shorts unique for their elastic waistband with twist detail.
In Stuttgart, Madrid and Rome, Badosa wore a solid purple dress featuring a mock collar with V-neck and a keyhole cutout on the back.
In this doubles photo from Madrid, you can see the dress from the front and the back.
At Roland Garros, Nike brought asymmetry, intriguing cutouts and wavy colorblocks that created a sense of constant movement. Badosa’s Nike Summer Print Slam Dress had just one short sleeve which featured an unexpected cutout on the back. There was also an almond-shaped cutout below chest on the right side. In Eastbourne, the Spaniard wore separates from the Paris collection.
At Wimbledon, the Nike collection offered this slim-fitting London Slam Tank, highlighted by shoulder zippers that can be opened or closed, combined with the London Slam Skirt, a flirty silhouette with two curved tiers of micro pleats that flare as players run for the ball.
In San Jose, Badosa rocked a purple crop top and a black skort. Her Cincinnati style was similar, just a dark version.
At the US Open, Badosa presented the Nike NY Slam Dress, a predominantly navy item with a thick white waistband and baby pink mesh sections at chest and on the sides. The skirt features all-over pleats.
In Ostrava, Badosa opted for the Nike Fall NY Slam Tank featuring a square neckline, mesh racerback with an eye-shaped cutout, and dominant vertical mesh panels on the sides. The Nike NY Slam Short has a couple of pleats on the front that make it look like a skirt at first glance.
For the end of the season, the WTA star chose an orange crop top and an olive skort.
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