More women’s fashion from the 2012 US Open

Although none of them made it to the finals of the US Open, there are some female players whose fashion deserves a shout-out.

Kim Clijsters


Having announced earlier that the US Open would mark her retirement, Clijsters went into the tournament with a nice attitude about her years with the sport, as well as her future plans. She stayed positive throughout, even after a second-round loss to Laura Robson, the 18-year-old British phenom I’ll talk about below. Plus, Kim looked great on court. She still delighted fans by doing the splits when going after hard-to-reach balls, and her red, white and blue ensemble was perfect on her. I especially like the little stars on the back of the shirt.

She also played mixed doubles with Bob Bryan — where she showed a good attitude as well by attempting a chest bump after their first round win, not an easy feat for a 5’9″ woman with a 6’4″ guy. Good luck to Kim in her post competitive tennis life!


Li Na


Li Na is the other highly-ranked player whom Laura Robson defeated before being stopped by Sam Stosur.  She’s also a great example of a tennis player whose fashion preferences, like those of Kim Clijsters, can work for regular tennis-playing women who lack Maria Sharapova’s long legs, or Serena’s powerful frame. I love the color of Li Na’s top. It’s a T-shirt style with more shape than a regular T-shirt, so it offers coverage but also a flattering fit. You could wear the skirt with a light pink top also.  I might have to buy one myself!   [Read more…]

Olympics bring color to Wimbledon: Part I, the ladies

It’s fun to see colorful tennis wear at the staunch All England Lawn Tennis Club. Perhaps not as zany as beach volleyball in the shadow of Buckingham Palace, but a break with tradition all the same. This post will come in two parts. Today I’ll talk about some of the notable women players and what they’re wearing.

Note that all these photos are from, a great source for pictures and news about lots of celebrities, not just tennis players.

Tennis Fashionistas


I like the red, white and blue outfit Nike put together for Serena — a dress works well for her powerful frame. Her sister designed a nice tennis dress for her own EleVen line as well. Check out her matches on TV to see the straps criss-crossing the back of Venus’ outfit. She wins the award for coolest hair accessory!

Maria Sharapova looks good, as usual. It was great to see her carrying the flag at the head of Russia’s procession, even if she has lived in the United States since 1994. Her white skirt and red top, part of Nike’s Maria Sharapova Statement Set, are styles we’ve seen before, just in different colors.



Caroline Wozniacki sports a cute red dress. It’s longer than her dresses usually are and doesn’t have as much of a “fashion forward” look as her Stella McCartney for Adidas designs usually do — maybe the Danish tennis authorities had to approve her outfit? But check out her nails, mini-flags from her country.


Fortunately Victoria Azarenka gets to look at the fuzzy yellow ball when she plays, not at her color combination. It’s not her fault that the colors of Belarus are green and red. Still, watching her on the court reminds me to make this the year I get an early start on my Christmas shopping.


Playing in what will likely be her last Olympics, Kim Clijsters looks classically terrific in her red skirt with subtle yellow stripe and white polo embellished with Belgium’s colors. I hope she goes deep in the tournament.

Thank goodness the matches are being broadcast on Bravo as well as streamed live.  There are so many sports on at once, it’s hard to stay on top of what’s happening with your favorite players — and that’s from the perspective of a spectator! Enjoy the tennis, the fashion and as always, the inevitable drama.

Oh, and be sure to send in your opinion on these outfits, or let me know if you see someone else you want to discuss!