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Hantuchova and Ivanovic in Adidas Adilibria and Adizero throughout 2011

Adidas is among the most present clothing companies in the tennis world and after featuring the brand's Barricade line on the example of Andrea Petkovic, it's my pleasure to review the Adidas Adilibria and Adizero dresses worn by Daniela Hantuchova and Ana Ivanovic.

Hantuchova was the first to open the season, wearing last year's well-known pink Adidas Women's Fall Adilibria dress, which the Slovak had worn at the 2010 US Open.

From January's Australian Open to April, Ivanovic and Hantuchova wore the beautiful purple Adidas Adilibria dress with an open back, which looks nice but is not favorable for tanning. At Indian Wells Hantuchova also sported the tank from the collection, combined with a white skort.

In Stuttgart Hantuchova launched the pink and orange version of the dress and it was present throughout the clay season, including Roland Garros, and the start of the grass-court season in Birmingham and Eastbourne. In Birmingham semifinals Hantuchova and Ivanovic even played against each other in the same dresses – is that the thing Bethanie Mattek Sands dreads?

At Wimbledon Ivanovic and Hantuchova launched the Adidas Women's Fall Adizero Feather dress, but right after the white Grand Slam they went for the colored version of the dress.

At Stanford Hantuchova and Ivanovic displayed the intense blue, and at the US Open we got to see the sharp red version on them.

Towards the end of the season Hantuchova switched back to the blue dress, while Ivanovic remained faithful to the pink one and defended her season-ending Bali title in it.

I have always been a fan of Adidas, especially of their dresses, and all their designs for 2011 were beautiful. The only thing is that there have been too many practically identical red/pink dresses in a short period: from the last year's Adidas Women's Fall Adilibria dress to the fresh pink and orange Adizero dress during the claycourt season and Adidas Women's Fall Adizero Feather dress. I can hardly make the difference, especially between the first and the third one.

If I had to pick my favorite, it would be the royal purple with green dress, but the pink/orange one is also amazing, especially for red clay. What's your impression of Adidas' efforts in 2011?

Reminder: Hantuchova used to wear Nike and in 2008 I made an overview of her on-court outfits. Overall, the Slovak looks equally good in both brands. As for Ivanovic, last year I presented her outfits in comparison to Maria Kirilenko's, while in 2008 I went a step further and on top of the article I made a video, presented above. (photos: © Neal Trousdale, sr_cranks, Glee_Girl, Robertus Pudyanto)

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10 thoughts on “Hantuchova and Ivanovic in Adidas Adilibria and Adizero throughout 2011

  1. Mirjana

    These are my favourite outfits.:) I think Ana looks little bit better in these dresses, Daniela is very thin and the separates fit her better. My favourite is the pink dress for the clay court season. :)

  2. Omair

    Really nice article. I have always liked Ivanovic's and Hantuchova's dresses. They look graceful in what they wear.

    As for the video feature, I really love it. Great work Marija. Some really innovative work :)

  3. Omair

    I was just thinking that you should also make a separate section for the fashion retrospectives, just like the one you have made for the childhood pics of the tennis stars.

  4. Sam

    The AO and RG dress was nice but the Wimbledon and USO had an odd shape to it and wasn't very nice at all.

  5. brenda

    I love all of these dresses! but i think they're very similar as last year dresses! So the blue and green and the light blue one are my favorites :)

  6. Marija Post author

    Mirjana, I agree with your take on Hantuchova, she does look better in two-piece outfits.

    Omair, I used to make videos like two years ago. I have three more:

    Venus – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaf7FWgTLbU&feature=player_embedded
    Kirilenko – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrW1qytyOR4&feature=player_embedded

    Sharapova – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq8szCi5fsI&feature=player_embedded

    I do have a separate section only for retrospections, but it is not glammed up :) http://www.womenstennisblog.com/retrospections-of-wta-players-yearly-outfits/

    And as I told you, I am planning to make a dedicated section for your analyses.

    Sam, I like the shapes of Wimbledon and USO dresses.

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