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WIMBLEDON, England — What is it about Wimbledon and jackets?

Roger Federer took to the court with his famous military-inspired jacket in 2009, and Serena Williams rocked a trench coat in 2008. Nike seems obsessed with making the look work, and it’s understandable. How else are you supposed to dress up a boring all-white ensemble?

Well, Nike tried again this year, with a modern look for Federer and a one-button blazer for Williams. Neither worked out well.

Here are some of my fashion misses from Wimbledon. (Click here for my fashion hits.)

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Roger Federer’s and Serena Wiliams’ jackets: Federer’s jacket looked too modern and ridiculous for the classic feel of Wimbedon, while Serena’s blazer looked awkward during warm-ups.  (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images; Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Victoria Azarenka and Juan Martin del Potro

Victoria Azarenka’s and Juan Martin del Potro’s jackets: No, those aren’t North Face fleece jackets, though you would be forgiven if you did a double-take like I did. I just don’t know what Nike was going for here, especially with Azarenka’s shapeless warm-up, which made her look like Casper the Not-So-Friendly Ghost. (Mike Hewitt/Getty Images; Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal: The red and grey accents were a nice color choice. But Nadal’s collar was something between a V-neck, crew neck, and scoop neck, and it looked awkward throughout his first-round loss to Steve Darcis. (Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)

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Andrea Petkovic: I’m going to have to vote “no” on the use of mesh on the side panels. Has Stella McCartney ever played tennis? That stuff itches. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Bethanie Mattek-Sands

Bethanie Mattek-Sands: Sorry, Bethanie. No.  (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Serena Williams

Serena Williams: Big fan of the orange knickers, and the dress fits well. But once again, the use of mesh up top decreases the elegance factor, which is the look she wears best at Wimbledon. Save the mesh for the U.S. Open. This is Wimbledon. (Sang Tan/AP)

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown’s Twitter call-out: Love Dustin Brown and love his style. But I’m not a fan of wearing your Twitter handle (@DreddyTennis) on your kit. That said, it’s working for him. (Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP)

Mona Barthel

Mona Barthel: Back to the drawing board with the skirt. (Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)

 Camila Giorgi

Camila Giorgi: The 21-year-old Italian always pushes the envelope and this year she went with this lacy corset number. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

  • Published On Jun 28, 2013
  • 5 comments
    ICHUSE2
    ICHUSE2

    Dustin is just Fine!!!!!!

    ICHUSE2
    ICHUSE2

    Now Barthel 's kit is a hot-funky-moving-mess!

    ICHUSE2
    ICHUSE2

    I love Serena's dress this year. If you love the nickers and the fit, you pretty much like the dress. I like the mesh it adds a touch of " i am an athlete " to the dress. And all of her swooshes match! Head band, dress and shoes!

    Party_Gator
    Party_Gator

    Oh come on, Courtney.  We've seen YOU play and sorry honey, you have what, 1 tennis dress?   Mesh panels are totally working now.    They even do seamless panels so there's zero chafing.   Look through a tennis site's attire catalog.   Mesh panels everywhere.


    Plus you must hate Camila Giorgi?   She is young and rockin' her own style. 

    14owg60
    14owg60

    I absolutely love Serena's dress and will be buying it for myself.  It's absolutely gorgeous and very comfortably fitting with her body - - One of the best dresses I've seen her wear.  I think you missed it.  I have a feeling if Masha had not been wearing orange shorts, the writer would have evaluated the orange shorts as a mis-hit also.