Saturday, December 12, 2009

Best of '09- Style

It's time for the next top ten list, and this time we're recalling the most stylish on-court outfits of the past year. This countdown will only include women, considering it's pretty hard for the men to look fashion-savvy in a shirt and shorts, unless of course, you're Roger Federer.
Here we go:

10. Venus Williams in Australia

Venus debuted this bright yellow dress at the Australian Open this year. Although she had worn this neckline at 2 Grand Slams in 2008, this ensemble was my favorite version, and it contrasted perfectly against the blue courts down under.

9. Caroline Wozniacki in Doha
Wozzi's Stella McCartney dresses were a huge hit this year, and she most definitely saved the best for last, as the Danish beauty wore this teal ruffled tank-dress at the last tournament of the year, in Doha. Let's hope she can keep her stylish ways going in 2010.

8. Viktoriya Kutuzova in New York

Kutuzova isn't very well-known, but her opening round match against Kim Clijsters at this year's US Open got her national recognition for her Nike green dress, with charcoal ruffles cascading down the bottom. It was originally meant for Maria Sharapova at the 2009 Australian Open, but Kutuzova was the perfect gal to debut the outfit.

7. Serena Williams in Paris

Serena Williams' styles have always been somewhat outlandish, but the world number 1's French Open Nike color-block dress was tamed down, and perfect for the clay courts at Roland Garros.

6. Ana Ivanovic in New York

Ana Ivanovic had a miserable year tennis-wise, but that didn't mean the Serb couldn't redeem herself fashionably. She bowed out in the first round at the US Open, but her dark blue asymmetrical ruffled Adidas dress was a knockout.

5. Jelena Jankovic in Fed Cup

JJ started her own line of dresses with Chinese sporting-brand Anta in the beginning of the year, and the pairing was very successful, producing cute and fashionable outfit's like the royal blue one Jankovic wore in Fed Cup play.

4. Maria Sharapova in New York

Maria Sharapova is a consistently stylish dresses on the WTA Tour, and her US Open Nike night dress was no exception, with metallic silver strips asymmetrically striped around the neckline. Her long matching headband complimented the outfit.

3. Maria Kirilenko in Australia

Maria Kirilenko is a regular in the best-dressed lists, and her Stella McCartney get-up in Australia proved that the Russian can almost do no wrong. The high-waisted skirt was pleated to perfection and the color worked well with her skin tone.

2. Maria Sharapova in Paris

Sharapova's first Grand Slam back from her layoff from a shoulder injury proved to be a stylish one, with the Russian wearing a one-shouldered two-toned blue dress with a light overlay
at the bottom. The color was a stellar pairing with the red clay courts of Roland Garros and it fit Shazza like a glove.

1. Maria Sharapova in Warsaw
And the number 1 outfit of 2009 is.......Maria Sharapova's Warsaw ensemble. This was the 23 year old's first tournament back after 9 months, and she returned with a bang, wearing this white dress with a bright-orange high-waisted overlaying skirt. Every part of this outfit was relevant and extremely stylish, proving Maria's dominance over The WTA in style standards.
Leave a comment and tell me what you think!

No comments: