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Photos: U.S. Open fashion misses

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NEW YORK — Everyone wants to look their best at the last Grand Slam tournament of the year. Unfortunately, a few players were undone by their kit sponsors, who either didn’t do enough or simply did too much with their designs and color choices for the U.S. Open.

Why anyone wants to make Caroline Wozniacki look like an astronaut or Svetlana Kuznetsova look like a roll of Life Savers is beyond me.

Here are some of the fashion misses from the tournament. (Click here for fashion hits.)

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal: Love the color splash of what Nike calls “Atomic Red” in the shoes in his day outfit, but why so monochrome? Nadal doesn’t fare much better with the night kit, replacing the white shirt with a matchy-matchy charcoal one. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images; Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki: After a nice streak of some great dresses for the Dane, Stella McCartney’s 50 Shades of Blue is a miss. The cutouts on the sides and her space jacket don’t help either. Woz deserves better. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images; Jason Szenes/EPA)

Kei Nishikori

Kei Nishikori: I wonder how many draft picks the Miami Dolphins got for Nishikori. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Svetlana Kuznetsova

Svetlana Kuznetsova: I really hope Qiaodan is paying Sveta a lot of money. A lot. Of money. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Victoria Azarenka

Victoria Azarenka: The shoes look great under the lights, but Nike has somehow made a dress that makes one of the fittest players on tour look all wrong. The waist is too high and the hemline is too long. (Darron Cummings/AP)

Grigor Dimitrov

Grigor Dimitrov: I’m a big fan of men in pink, but Dimitrov’s horizontal stripes made me think my TV was on the fritz. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Eugenie Bouchard

Eugenie Bouchard: Bouchard stepped in to wear Maria Sharapova’s signature dress after the Russian pulled out of the tournament. There’s a part of me that thinks the dress is the reason Sharapova didn’t want to step foot on the court in New York. Poor Bouchard looks like she was standing near an oil spill when a bus drove by. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)

Radek Stepanek

Radek Stepanek: We get it. You’re playing in New York City. Way too literal there.  (Timothy Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

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Agnieszka Radwanska: It’s not a bad dress at all from Lotto. But Radwanska has been wearing it all summer. It’s always disappointing when a clothing sponsor doesn’t do something special for its signature player, especially at a Slam. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Serena Williams

Serena Williams’ warmup blazer: Dear Nike: Stop trying to make blazers happen. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

  • Published On Aug 30, 2013
  • 11 comments
    Janice1
    Janice1

    Nothing wrong with Serena's blazer other than the color. Victoria Azerenka is not the "fittest" player as evidenced by the paunch around her upper middle which the dress reveals.  The problem is the dress cut isn't right for her figure.  If she must wear a 1 piece it should be a tent cut, or a high-waist fit like an empire dress cut.  That particular A-line silhouette doesn't work for her figure because it place too much attention on her waistline which isn't her strengh.  A drop waist dress or a blouson cut could work too a baby doll cut, a wrap dress,  anything asymmetrical, or halter cut could work.that skims the figure in better colors & patterns.  The color of her dress was ugly.

    Canadastud
    Canadastud

    To the person who wrote the article (I can't lower myself to call the person who wrote it 'journalist'):
    Why make it your business what the players are wearing? Let them wear whatever the want! They're just clothes!

    kitster12
    kitster12

    Poor Vika... A fit player that got a dress that was made more for someone like Serena

    WE WANT THE TOMBOY SHORTS BACK!!!!!!

    SharonMPowell
    SharonMPowell

    Nadal has a great look... very nice, clean, polished, cool... and he looks damn good. Don't really know why you think it's a miss. I guess you just don't like greys. 

    Serena's blazer, well... it could work, but I think the blazer needs to be less constructed, it needs to flow a bit. 

    Vika... OMG! ... OMG!... did she look in the mirror? Okay, Nike designs a dud, but you don't have to wear it if it's that bad... WOW.

    The others are so bad that I can't disagree with you. Although...

    Why isn't Venus up here?

    Deborah2
    Deborah2

    Vika just needs to go back to shorts.

    michellenevada
    michellenevada

    OK -- someone enlighten me please. Don't any of these athletes have veto power over what they'll wear? I can't believe Serena or Sharapova sign contracts that don't let them reject  some of the sponsor's designs.  

    spystud
    spystud

    Vika's kit is absolutely horrible.  Can't believe Nike screwed that one up so badly. 

    Deborah2
    Deborah2

    I like Nadal's look. Serena's blazer as well.

    womenstennis
    womenstennis

    I actually love Nike's blazers. I find them very sophisticated and perfect for Grand Slams. About all the other comments, I agree with you.

    spystud
    spystud

    Could not possibly agree more. The '11 Aussie whites, please.

    spystud
    spystud

    I mean '12, last year.