Last year in Melbourne, world number one Serena Williams stole the show with her bold yellow tunic highlighted by stunning open back, while this year the American showed up for her title defense in another memorable yellow outfit: the Nike Spring Premier Crop Top, featuring open hole mesh at back and rounded side vents, and the Nike Spring Premier Victory Skirt, whose all-around pleats bring flirty movement to the courts.
Hightop shoes are gaining momentum in women’s tennis fashion and Serena opted for these Nike Flare BHM Black/Yellow ones, even though Nike’s promo pics ahead of the tournament suggested that the queen would wear solid yellow footwear.
Maria Sharapova‘s orange Nike Spring Premier Maria Dress features a sporty, yet feminine skirt with bonded no-sew bottom hem, and a classic athletic top with contrast obsidian navy binding and white mesh insets at underarms and racerback that are both a stylish and functional touch. For a closer look at the dress, read my pre-tournament unveiling of the item.
Victoria Azarenka‘s look is unique in many ways. While most players opted for some of the sunrise colors (yellow, orange, red, pink), the two-time Australian Open champion stands out with spring leaf green. Moreover, the fact that she wears shorts, the Nike Spring Ace Shorts, ensure that the bottom of her outfit is standing still throughout her matches. The Belarusian’s Nike Spring Premier Slam Tank looks young and modern with its ombre stripes, while the green headband and hightop shoes with green details perfectly finish the sporty look.
The story of Eugenie Bouchard‘s Nike Spring Premier Slam Dress is a bit more complicated. The ultra lightweight item sure is a superb fit for the Aussie summer and its design positively reminds me of comfortable beach tunics, but Nike advertised the skirt’s cut to provide excellent coverage with its dropped back (as I presented it in my pre-tournament post about the dress), while in reality it turned out that the skirt is way too short and we were constantly exposed to the Canadian’s white shorts.
Ana Ivanovic sported the red Adidas Spring Adizero Dress characterized by a mesh overlay featuring a geometric print that is actually spelling out the word “tennis”. Some people love the dress, some call it the tablecloth dress. I wasn’t impressed at first and now that I’ve seen it so many times, I’ve grown to like it more, especially the idea of the overlay.
Angelique Kerber, Simona Halep and many other WTA players picked the Adidas Adizero separates. I love the back design of the Adidas Spring Adizero Tank, as well as the shock green color, and it nicely matches the shock red Adidas Spring Adizero Skirt.
Stella McCartney has nailed it at this Australian Open. Caroline Wozniacki‘s Adidas Spring Stella McCartney Tour Dress is everything a fashionable and feminine tennis player can ask for: the Climacool technology ensures moisture management, the mesh panels at the neckline, racerback and sides are both functional and stylish, while the white lines enhance the design and bring out the best in female figure. Shoes that the Dane sported: Adidas Stella Barricade Boost.
Garbine Muguruza‘s separates from the same collection, which I presented in detail prior to the tournament, are for those who prefer more vibrant clothes, with the lively tones of red, orange and yellow.