June women's tennis fashion: who ruled the Wimbledon tune-up period?
Before we shift to the all-white clothing at Wimbledon, let's see the styles that embellished the grass court part of the tennis year preceding the most traditional Grand Slam. Marija Zivlak of Women's Tennis Blog gives us a close look at the fashion hits we've had this June and you're invited to vote for your favorites in the poll following the article.
The extended grass court season brought the Aegon Open Nottingham to the WTA schedule and the best dressed player at the inaugural event was Bojana Jovanovski with her Tonic Spring Power Dress. Even though the color of the dress is classic navy, the item is flirty and edgy with popular skinny spaghetti straps. Mesh at neckline, racerback and under the bust brings subtle yet extraordinary visual interest. In case you didn't know, tennis legend Martina Hingis is the person behind Tonic's tennis collections.
The fashion competition at the French Open was tough and Jelena Jankovic's Fila Goddess Dress closely missed to make my Paris best-dressed list, but now I'll give it the attention it deserves. The Serbian former world number one looked lovely in the sunny lime version of the dress both in 's-Hertogenbosch and in Birmingham, while she occasionally also wore the separates from the collection, including in the 's-Hertogenbosch doubles final.
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Ana Ivanovic, Kristina Mladenovic and Simona Halep, the ambassadors of adidas adizero, looked spectacular in the summer collection, the successor of the purple spring clothes that received so many fashion votes in the previous period. The combination of flash red (neon pink) and light flash green work in perfect harmony with the grass surface and when it comes to design and functionality, we all know that adidas never fails.
Sabine Lisicki made the serving world record in Birmingham, hitting 27 aces in a two-setter against Belinda Bencic, almost three aces per game, and looked cute on the way in the stripes of the Nike Summer Advantage Cool Tank in fuchsia glow and hot lava, paired with a coordinating skort. This month Ana Konjuh won her first WTA title in Nottingham, wearing the white and grey version of the same outfit.
Wimbledon is just days away and it seems that Sloane Stephens is not bothered by its strict clothing requirements, as the American's flirty white Eastbourne dress could easily be her fashion choice for the upcoming Grand Slam. The young and trendy Under Armour design with gorgeous open back is certainly one of the best pieces we've had this June.