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Tennis is the top female professional sport and with the girls at the top of the game enjoying publicity, its no wonder they soon become household names because of endorsements on and off the court. LTB takes a look at the top eight players who made a mark on tennis fashion in 2010:
Giesla Dulko was the inaugural winner of the LTB Fabulous Frock Award at the French Open, modelling Lacoste. SImple but classic outfit to match the city it was worn it, Paris.
Ana Ivanovic won the US Open Fabulous Frock Award for her pink adidas creation.
Maria Sharapova is perhaps the most obvious choice of tennis model: tall, blonde and very attractive looking. Its no doubt she was voted the WTA Most fashionable On & Off Court at their 2010 Player awards. On court, she wears Nike along with Tiffany jewellery at the Grand Slams, with new creations designed specifically for each one. Off Court, she can frequently be seen at fashion events in the latest trends and top designer labels. Recently Maria graced the cover of InStyle in Russia, which is good for Maria and good for tennis.
Serena Williams is also sponsored on court by Nike and is well known for modelling the most outrageous outfits on court. Remember the skin tight cat suit at the US Open with matching knee length boots for the warm up? This year, Serena gave us Strawberries & Cream inspired dress with red pants – only Serena could get away with those!
Venus Williams goes one step further along the fashion spectrum and designs her own clothes range for her label eleVen. I have to say, I do like the designs, they make a change to the many should I say, conservative, outfits that other well known sports brands mass produce each year.
Caroline Wozniacki is the muse for the Stella McCartney range made by Adidas. Caroline got to wear the same dress, in different colours at the 2010 Grand Slams but rumour has it, there will be four new outfits for 2011. Hooray! Perhaps that’s a good incentive for the World Number One to win her maiden Slam next year…
Kim Clijsters was one of a few WTA stars who featured in the New York Times shoot by during the summer. The amazing photos captured the tennis star in new light, showing off the elegance, athleticism and grace of the US Open champion. Plus, she makes this list after having a very own Barbie Doll made in her image. How cool for little daughter Jada!
And last but not least: Laura Robson. The rising star of British Tennis made her debut with an interview with UK Vogue and managed to upset a few apple carts in the process, telling fibs on fellow female tennis players. Hmmm, that will not earn her any extra friends in the locker room next year. Humble pie anyone?
Perhaps Santa will bring each of these leading ladies of Women’s Tennis a bigger wardrobe for Christmas. They sure seem to have enough clothes to fit them, lucky for some…