It’s mid-January and it’s time for the Australian Open!
First major of the year also means new sporty fashion trends for the year.
This year is filled with the most American players in the draw since 2003 so that’s enough excitement in itself for USA tennis fans! But, I know you’re here for the outfits, so let’s head down under for the tennis seasons on court fashion!
That was just Day 1! Day 2 is now underway and I’ll definitely be tuned in and cheering on everyone. This means we’ll see more on court outfits tomorrow! Looks like bright colors are still in for 2017 and I’m absolutely loving it! Are there any clear cut fashion winners or total duds that you see? There are A LOT of different looks out there but those were just a handful of my favorites.
Let me know!
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The US Open kicked off on Monday and I couldn’t be more excited! Not only do I get to see my favorite sport on east coast hours but the legendary Andre Agassi is making his return. Lavazza helped celebrate his return to the US Open. After a decade of being gone from the US Open, he returned.
Ok, that isn’t Andre Agassi but a flash mob of blonde mullet lookalikes that invaded Union Station in New York. Earlier on Tuesday, Agassi teamed up with Lavazza for a celebration that included the flash mob and coffee at NYC’s Nomo Kitchen.
I don’t know about you but I definitely want a cup of Lavazza after seeing this frothy brewed cup.
To top off all of this goodness, Lavazza will be donating a portion of their sales during the US Open to the Andre Agassi Foundation which will support the education of children. “For every cup of Lavazza coffee ($3) purchased at the US Open this year, one dollar ($1) will be donated to the USTA to support the Andre Agassi Foundation.” So if you’re in the New York area and going to see some tennis, be sure to help the kids and get your brew crew on!
After two weeks of intense racket swinging, the opener to the 2015 tennis season is now down to a handful of competitors. The Australian Open 2015 has had many upsets and surprises but its also had some AMAZING sports fashion.
As a huge tennis fan, I couldn’t wait for the 2015 season to get underway so the fashion side of things fell to the sidelines. There’s no better time to shine a spotlight on winning fashion than to showcase the player who’ve made to the quarter finals and semifinals of a grand slam!
Fashion at the Australian Open 2015 featured in this post, are Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, Eugenie Bouchard, Madison Keys, Venus Williams, and their smashing colors were as loud as their swings on the court!
Nike is CLEARLY shelling out the Lycra, Dri-Fit, and sponsorships throughout the sport of tennis but there are plenty more designers in sportswear. If you visit Midwest Sports, you’ll see many different styles and designers that create great fashion sportswear.
Maybe Nike should cut me a check for loving on these styles….hmm…just a thought.
My personal favorite, Eleven by Venus Williams is available for purchase online or visit Eleven by Venus Williams to find a retailer near you. I’m a fan of clothes that are designed by a real person who not only plays the sport they’re designed for but wears the line during tournaments throughout the year. It’s like a plus-size woman designing clothes for other plus-size women…it just works. They understand how the body moves.
Bright, brighter and brightest seems to be the way to go for sporting the latest fashion while breaking a sweat and I’m very okay with that.
As you guys know, I absolutely love sports, almost as much as I love fashion and shopping! Tennis is a sport that I can watch every single day regardless of who’s on the court. Can’t quite put my finger on it but it does something for me. That something feels even bigger when the French Open rolls around. Played in Paris, France, Roland Garros is my favorite tennis tournament. It’s in PARIS for my hearts’ sake! I took french in high school and undergrad so it always holds a special place to me. Being in awe of the structures and architecture shown on the television screen during the matches, I’m in heaven. This also gives me a reason to brush up on my french lessons.
This years tournament features a woman who is practically fluent in the language of love, that is french. No, seriously, you guys, Serena Williams speaks french…in interviews and in front of the camera!
It’s been eleven years since an American won at Roland Garros and it’s only fitting that the title once again belongs to Serena Williams. After falling in the first round to Virginie Razzano of France in 2012, Serena powered her way back to become the “Queen of the Red Clay” once more for 2013.
After battling through illness and coaching changes, Serena powered through the rest of the tennis season last year to regain world number one. This seemed to only fuel her determination to win and win she did. Winning almost every tournament she entered, Serena was/is a force to be reckoned with. On the road to the final at the French Open, Serena Williams faced, overpowered top players like, Sorana Cirstea, Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani to name a few.
To gauge how incredible Serena is…she only dropped ONE SET the entire tournament and that was to Svetlana Kuznetsova. That’s 1 out of 15 sets played.
Facing Maria Sharapova in the final championship round, Serena cruised passed last years trophy holder 6-4, 6-4 without dropping a set. Capturing her 16th Grand Slam title and second French Open title. Next up for the WTA’s top lady is The Championships at Wimbledon!
Pictured above, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams share the spotlight for a brief moment before the match began. Both women are Nike athletes…can you IMAGINE the money both Nike and their star athletes will make from this?! Sheesh! I mean, I’m ready to purchase Maria’s dress and Serena’s jacket right now! Of course I don’t stand a chance on a clay court but at least I’ll look good doing it.
Below, both players are walking across the court during a change-over (aka, after someone won a point, they switched ends, got water, then toweled off before settling at opposite ends.) I’m not sure what moment in the match this was but both women look to be in the zone and focused on the task at hand.
Fellow Americans, Bob and Mike Bryan (The Bryan Brothers) captured a second title at Roland Garros in the Men’s Doubles final. Defeating french countrymen Nicolas Mahut and Michael Llodra 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(4) to complete a ten year gap between French Open titles. Today was definitely about the top players staying on top and I wouldn’t have it any other way!