Elena Dementieva retired this season during the WTA Championships in Doha and I decided to do this tribute to the well-known cooperation of the Russian and Yonex, as part of our yearly retrospections of players outfits.
As much as we fans loved Dementieva, most of us didn't like her Yonex clothes. Unlike Fila which nurtures that simple and sporty look successfully, Yonex's simplicity makes outfits too bland, and I would say it's mostly due to unflattering cuts. Dementieva has a nice figure and Yonex's outfits simply didn't take advantage of that. I believe they even failed to accentuate her pretty face, because they were so uninspiring.
Ok, I was being too harsh. I'm not saying that Yonex outfits are plain ugly, they are not. It's just that they were too "meh" for what Dementieva's beauty and popularity deserved.
In my opinion, the best design of all these pictured here is the Fed Cup dress in colors of the Russian flag. What do you say? What do you think of the Yonex tennis clothing?
If you compare Yonex's designs for Dementieva in 2009, you'll see that 2010 didn't bring any improvements, but it wasn't worse either. (photos: AP Photo/Rob Griffith, Life.com, FedCup.com, Richard van Ioon, PJPF Photography, © Neal Trousdale)