On the eve of the French Open, take a closer look at the sartorial stylings of the WTA stars before the action gets underway from Paris.
Marija Zivlak
May 25, 2019

Tennis apparel brands are ready to turn heads and revolutionize the game with statement-making styles at Roland Garros.

Marija Zivlak of Women’s Tennis Blog unveils the latest WTA outfits that will rule the courts in Paris, celebrating the culture and creativity of tennis.

Inspired by classic French design, the new NikeCourt summer collection features bold floral, bee and hand-drawn toile prints.

Defending champion Simona Halep will rock the Nike Summer Player Print Top and the Nike Summer Flex Player Skirt.

The Romanian’s mock polo features a fold-over collar, back zipper for easy on and off, and geometrically arranged bees that symbolize royalty and power.

The floral print of the pleated skort is inspired by traditional French tapestries.

Petra Kvitova, French Open 2019 (©Jimmie48/WTA)

We’ve already seen Halep’s kit in action during qualifying rounds, as well as Nike’s skeleton toile print during practice sessions of top players such as Petra Kvitova, who was spotted wearing the Summer Seasonal Tank in color sail.

The unique print uses an 18th-century art form to depict pastoral scenes of skeletons playing tennis.

The drawings are so detailed that at closer look you can notice that the skeletons' shoes have the Swoosh on them, while the trees and geese are those that populate the campus of Nike’s World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon.

Maria Sharapova is a privileged Nike player, so even though she’ll miss the French Open because of a shoulder injury, her own Nike Summer Maria Dress is there just in case.

The design is characterized by oversized flowers, gathered waist, asymmetrical hemline, and hidden zipper for easy on and off.

Angelique Kerber is ready to launch the black version of the adidas Summer Escouade Tank, a partially see-through design that exposes a shock cyan sports bra which matches the square blue color pops hidden in the side pleats of the adidas Summer Escouade Skirt.

Garbiñe Muguruza’s adidas Summer Escouade Dress comes with a coordinating cross strap sports bra and ball shorty.

Mesh dominates this dress, while stylish accents include contrast white drawcord at waist and shock cyan highlights at the pleated hem and armholes.

Caroline Wozniacki promotes the adidas Summer Escouade Top from this new lightweight apparel range that is all about mesh layering and micro perforated fabrics for superior breathability.

Revamping traditional looks is Fila’s specialty.

The women’s Heritage collection for Roland Garros draws inspiration from the company’s legendary archives in Italy, utilizing the brand’s classic hues of red, navy and white accentuated by the addition of a bold electric blue.

From Fila’s exciting array of functional pieces Karolina Pliskova picked the Summer Heritage Cami, a V-neck design with spaghetti cross straps, a crisp A-line skort with playful back pleats, and the Summer Heritage Jacket featuring striped bottom hem and cuffs.

Kiki Bertens will wear the navy Summer Heritage Polo Dress, a drop-waist design with a white stripe that highlights the waist.

A traditional sleeveless silhouette is enhanced with modernized fit and stylistic elements such as the neat five-button placket.

Fila’s Ashleigh Barty will wear the second capsule of the P.L. Rolando collection, based on the archival sketches of the company’s original creative director, Pierluigi Rolando.

The limited-edition range includes a tank top, skort, dress, jacket, and pants in a sleek black and white colorway which combines an all-over graphic print and solid blocks of color.

Elegance and sportiness are in absolute harmony in this blue New Balance Summer Tournament Dress.

A flattering fit, unique racerback design, and sophisticated stripes of gold constitute a tennis fashion masterpiece worn by Sorana Cirstea and Heather Watson.

Bethanie Mattek-Sands continues to blur the line between tennis apparel and streetwear by creating an exclusive Super Girl collection in collaboration with Lucky in Love.

The American’s Roland Garros outfits are inspired by comics, offering a superhero-themed print with sapphire and neon coral accents.

Here we can see one of the tennis fashionista’s ensembles: the BMS + Lucky in Love Super Girl Tie Back Tank, which can be tied in the back or worn open depending on the mood, and the mesh Super Print Hi-Pleat Scallop Skirt.

Lotto representatives, led by Elise Mertens, will wear the eye-catching zebra print.

The Lotto Zebre Dress features a thin mesh racerback and feminine contrast ruffle inset at the extended skirt’s back.

Venus Williams is always unpredictable with her outfit choices, as she creates her own clothes and likes to pick her match attire at the last moment, but we can expect the tennis legend to promote her latest EleVen Love Leopard collection in Paris.

Limelight green and dove grey are combined in an animal print for a bold aesthetic that disrupts fashion expectations of more traditional tennis fans.

Julia GoergesAsics Summer Gel-Cool Dress contrasts a solid blue tight-fitted top and a mesh navy skirt with curved hem.

Other features of this performance-packed dress are a flexible stretch construction, high neckline and generous pear-shaped cutout on the back.

The French Open is slated to host a very competitive tennis fashion game in the next two weeks. Let’s wait to see all the outfits in action and decide who’s leading in the style department.