With the 2011 tennis season in full swing, we are on the hunt for the best examples of on-court fashion, but be warned…we are a little bit picky. Tennis styles have to pass a myriad of tests in order to survive our shrewd selection process.
Number One: The outfit needs to be comfortable - body temperature and the ability to move freely on court both affect performance, performance affects attitude, and attitude affects style! This goes for accessories as well. If you are distracted by headbands, hats, visors or wrist bands – by all means, don’t wear them.
Number Two: We like color – but don’t go overboard. A little color shows a player with personality – all whites, blacks and grays just don’t cut it…unless you’re Andre Agassi – he earned the right to occasionally go “all black.”
Number Three: For the love of Johnny Mac, coordinate! Pick a few colors and stick to them. It’s great to have skills, but looking good while you’re beating up on your opponent is, well…gravy!
We love this look by Adidas that Mikhail Youzhny is “sporting” at the Dubai Open. Featuring black, white and a hint of lime green, he looks cool, comfortable and stylish. Way to go, Mikhail, you passed our tests with flying colors!
Russia's Mikhail Youzhny during his match with Gilles Simon of France at the ATP Dubai Open
On the female side, we like this hassle-free Stella McCartney design for Caroline Wozniacki and Adidas. This bright, tangerine shade is a good choice for fair-haired women, and the brightly-painted nails and shoe stripes add a nice touch! Good job, Caroline!
Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki during her quarter-final match against Shahar Peer of Israel at the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships
Sport Mikhail's Dubai Look
Adidas Barricade 6.0 Tennis Shoes - $109.95
Head YOUTEK IG Extreme Pro - $169.95
Sport Caroline's Dubai Look
Adidas Court Ace Shoes (available in Europe only)
Adidas Tennis Visor - $18
Yonex VCore 100S - $189