Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal were the two left standing with the champions trophies, but they weren’t the only winners from the 2013 US Open. Let’s take a look at this year’s best dressed, as determined by your faithful Tennis Warehouse bloggers.
Ladies first. First up, we should start with the champion herself. Karly found herself partial to the night look of Serena Williams. I can’t help but think of ballerina when I look at her Heathered V-Neck Dress. I think it’s the flouncy skirt on the dress and snug leotard-type top. The night version wins out with its pop of pink on a greyish-blue base.
Laura Robson and Maria Kirilenko in adidas by Stella McCartney Barricade impressed Brittany and Jason (yes, the guys weighed in, too!). Brittany liked the beige top to ground the ultra bright orange skirt and shoes. Jason is a big Kirilenko fan, and I have to admit, if someone can pull off an entirely neon orange outfit, it’s Kirilenko.
Nike had some other impressive outfits to show off. Michelle thought Li Na‘s athletic look of UV Printed Knit Top and Flounce Knit Skort was perfectly sporty. For me, Nike’s best look was seen on up-and-comer Genie Bouchard. She wore what was to be Maria Sharapova’s dress. I liked how the print was a nod to the NYC skyline without being too literal.
For Andy, it was all about the reds and blues of the adizero line as worn by Ana Ivanovic.
Some runners up: Aga Radwanska and her sister looked great in Lotto. The neon pink popped against the blue, plus it’s great that we can actually get our hands on Lotto apparel now. Venus Williams wore her signature EleVen line, and while her Autumn Rose Mesh Dress is so utterly sweet, it was her knack for accessorizing and willingness to make a statement that lands her on this list for me. Not many women can rocket a forehand while confidently sporting purple hair and rhinestone bedazzled nails as impressively as Venus. Enough said.
Now for the men. Nike comes out on top again. Juan Martin del Potro takes it here with Jason, Brittany and I voting him best dressed of the men. It was simple and classic. The Advantage UV Crew and Gladiator 10″ Plaid Short show wild isn’t always needed to be noticed on the court.
adidas was again popular for its adizero line, and Michelle voted Fernando Verdasco as the outstanding fashion standout. There’s something about those reddish hues contrasting so well against the blue court backdrop.
Impressively Lotto again makes the list, this time for outfitting David Ferrer. The women had neon pink pops, but the men’s apparel stood out with neon yellow accents on the navy. There was the right amount of bright — enough to get noticed but not enough to be a distraction.
Men’s runners-up: Tim Smyczek kept Americans’ hopes alive with his run at the US Open. His Athletic DNA look had some great touches like graphic print on the polo’s placket, and the entire outfit had a subtly patriotic vibe to it. Gael Monfils is always entertaining, and his bright Asics apparel managed to keep up with his big personality and game. Finally, Tommy Haas. OK, so I’m partial to Haas, but he had a great tournament, and the Advantage UV Graphic Crew looked great on court, especially when paired with the simple Basic Gladiator 10″ Short.
So that’s that. These are our picks for the fashion winners of the US Open. As with any fashion list, there’s sure to be those who agree with us, and those who think we need our eyes checked. So let’s hear it. Who do you think was the best dressed?