Iga Swiatek was by far the most dominant player in 2022. As part of our Fashion Retrospections, let’s do an overview of the Pole’s Asics apparel in the season that saw her win eight titles, including two Grand Slams.
The world number one’s style remains classic — simple sporty silhouettes, minimalistic color palettes, no excessive details. This mauve pink sleeveless dress featuring a crew neck and a big cutout on the back was Swiatek’s choice for her first tournament in 2022, the Adelaide International 1.
At the Australian Open, the Pole launched this watercolor print apparel that combines lavender, light blue and neon yellow. In Dubai, Doha, Indian Wells and Miami, Swiatek continued to wear the collection that is 100% sustainable — everything is made from recycled material.
The Asics Spring Match Graphic Tank features a V-neck and rounded side slits. It is intended to be paired with a classic white skort, or a printed version of the skort.
In Stuttgart and in Rome, en route to her fourth and fifth WTA titles of the season, Swiatek wore the Asics Paris Match Graphic Tank, Paris Match Skirt, and matching Gel Resolution 8 Tennis Shoes. It’s like a dark version of her Aussie Open apparel.
At Roland Garros, Swiatek’s ensemble included 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.
Swiatek’s Wimbledon attire included strategically mapped cooling zones that gave texture to an all-white look.
In Toronto and Cincinnati, the 21-year-old sported green separates in a print that reminds of tie-dye patterns. The pieces are made from ultra light pinhole fabric. The Asics Women’s Fall Match Graphic Tank features an elongated back and side hem vents. It can be combined with the Asics Women’s Fall Match Graphic Skirt, but Swiatek opted for a solid mint version of the design.
A similar green outfit was Swiatek’s choice at the US Open. The Pole paired the Match Skort, characterized by a pleated and textured mesh fabric overlay, with the Asics Match Tank, that has overlapping panels with a keyhole cutout on the back.
At her last three tournaments of the 2022 season, including the WTA Finals in Fort Worth, Swiatek wore a dark blue tank with a keyhole opening on the back and a layered skirt, standard Asics designs. The world number one’s tennis shoe of choice in Texas was the sky/dive blue colorway of the Gel Resolution 8.
What do you think about Iga’s 2022 style? Do you prefer to see her in classic outfits or would you like her to experiment with more details and patterns?
MORE 2022 FASHION RETROSPECTIONS:
- Coco Gauff’s special New Balance clothes and signature tennis shoes
- Jessica Pegula’s year with Adidas in photos: Gender-neutral fits, eco-conscious fabrics
- Paula Badosa‘s year with Nike in photos
- Jelena Ostapenko’s epic DK ONE tennis dresses
These aren’t as fun without Sharapova pushing the fashion to do better. I used to be obsessed with her kits even though it was women’s wear. I checked religiously 4 times a year for weeks at a time to see what Nike and her came out with. Now everything is bland. Aesics (sp) has always had ugly clothes, I think Iga can do better. But overall it is hard to care.
Chesko, women’s tennis fashion is not in its glorious era right now. Not that it is bad, we have a lot of great outfits, but there is little hype and excitement. Naomi Osaka was supposed to be a sort of replacement for Maria Sharapova in some sense, but she hasn’t become a fashion icon yet. I am positive that we’ll have good old days back, but we’ll have to be patient.
Emma has you ALL BEAT !!
To think Emma played no one for several months than took ONS who is NO2 in the World to a VERY CLOSE tiebreaker Thats GOOD !