Standard tennis whites? We don’t think so! With the US Open Tennis Championships in full swing, we’re taking a look back at some of the sport’s most outrageous fashion moments. (Flesh-tone shorts! Ball-covered jackets! Knee-high boots that got kicked off the court! It’s all too much!) Click through the gallery to see some of the most memorable competition looks in recent history.
The fiercest women in tennis have overtaken the borough of Queens for the US Open Tennis Championships, and we’re keeping a close eye on the looks the ladies chose for the competition! Serena Williams and Russia’s Maria Sharapova (when she’s not too busy launching her own candy line, Sugarpova) stepped onto the courts in feminine pink hues, while neon made a strong showing across the board, like on American Maria Sanchez. Click through the gallery to see more of this year’s outfits, and stay tuned to see more looks as the competition progresses, from now through September 9th.
Ever the manicure enthusiast, Serena Williams is always serving up fun nail art, and her talons at Wimbledon were no exception! The tennis star, who previously created her own lacquers with OPI, opted for a nude manicure with floral detail on her ring finger. We love how the design looks intricate, but is surprisingly easy to recreate. All you need are two nail polishes with ultra-fine brushes, like Orly’s Instant Artist lacquers ($5 each; orlybeauty.com). Make like Williams and paint a red and white pattern over a tawny base, or jump on the neon trend with high-impact hues like hot pink, or bold yellow. Since the nail art is concentrated on just one finger, you can play with different colors and patterns without having the overall effect appear busy. Now that’s a winning manicure!
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Serena Williams is the Queen of Wimbledon! She won her 14th Grand Slam title on Saturday in London before snagging the Doubles’s title with her sister, Venus—and she was dressed in head-to-toe Nike to do it. For her final solo match, the tennis pro wore a purple-piped white tennis dress from her eponymous collection for Nike. So cute! Snag the look for $90 at nike.com.
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Serena Williams may be busy knocking out competitors in the US Open this week, but she also has manicures on her mind! “Filing nails, Watching bloomberg tv, and stock forecast. What’s happening to me? #random,” she Tweeted after one of her wins. The result: Long red tips with small golden tuxedo-like shapes painted on her ring and pointer fingers. She used two hues from her own OPI Glam Slam nail polish collection for the design—Love is a Racket fiery red with the a sheer copper Pros & Bronze on top. Williams continues to fight for the title, advancing to the quarterfinal after beating Ana Ivanovic in round four last night. Great skills and great mani—a winning combo!
Click through to see all of Serena’s Glam Slam nail polishes for OPI! The shades are $15 for a set of two; check opi.com for salon locations.
We’re three days into the US Open, and our favorite tennis pros have been bringing their style A-game! Serena Williams made it to round three of the tournament in a red version of the cobalt Nike dress she played in earlier this week. Click through the gallery for style moments from the Williams sisters, Maria Sharapova, and more!
Gearing up for the US Open kickoff? We’re taking some style inspiration from some of the court’s best-dressed players and came up with a few outfit ideas that are all aces. Click through the gallery for fun fitness looks inspired by the fashion-forward Caroline Wozniacki, detail-oriented Maria Sharapova, and always-glam Serena Williams—served up just for you.
— Violet Gaynor
The US Open returns August 29th! As the world’s top players convene in New York to fight for the championship title, there’s going to be one more thing to look at between the aces, serves, and sets—the style. In celebration of a new round of tennis dresses, skirts, and tanks to hit the court, we looked at some of the most memorable recent US Open looks—Venus, Caroline, Serena, and Maria included. Click through to see a courtside fashion show now.