The 2014 season was amazing for Eugenie Bouchard — it saw her win her first WTA title, make her first Grand Slam final, crack the Top 5 in the rankings and say goodbye to being a teenager. One of the things that contribute to a player's performance is definitely their apparel, so let's see how Nike clad the Canadian during her best year so far.
You know that every year during the off-season I do these so-called Fashion Retrospections and I often like to start with the tennis style queen Maria Sharapova, but I think it's nice to launch this season's series with a fresh face, someone I haven't even featured so far.
After starting the year in a classic tank and skort combo, Bouchard introduced a much more interesting ensemble consisting of a long high-waisted Nike Women's Spring Premier Maria Skort and a corresponding tank with racerback and keyhole cutout.
In Miami Bouchard premiered a print skirt, another high-waisted piece, with a perforated elastic waistband, and paired it with a light blue tank featuring a racerback with keyhole cutout and perforations. Both the items are still available for purchase, at discounted prices: Nike Women's Spring Premier Maria Skirt and Nike Women's Spring Premier Maria Tank.
For the claycourt stretch, Bouchard introduced some orange in her look. The outfit shown below was the one in which she lifted her first WTA trophy in Nürnberg.
Bouchard made her second Grand Slam semifinal of the season at the French Open in a bright-colored outfit consisting of a tank with a draped mesh back for stylish ventilation and a matching skort with angular pleats.
At Wimbledon, Bouchard marched to her historic achievement of becoming the first Grand Slam finalist from her country in the Nike Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour White/Bronze shoes and wearing the classic whites, while she was all fuchsia in Montreal, Cincinnati and New Haven.
For the US Open Bouchard switched from the fuchsia version of her Nike Women's Fall Premier Maria Tank to the deep royal blue one, resembling athletic swimwear. Her pink shoes Nike Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour Hyper stood out.
The 20-year-old closed the season in the Nike Women's Winter Premier Maria Tank and a skirt with heathered panels on sides and a waistband matching the color of the tank. Shoes: Nike Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour Turquoise/Volt.
Most Bouchard's clothing items that are still available for purchase you can find at this page at Tennis Warehouse.
What's your favorite Bouchard 2014 outfit? I'd pick the US Open one. Although it does look a bit like swimwear, I like its strong athletic feel, color-blocking and the dark blue tone.
Stay tuned for more fashion retrospectives in the coming weeks! In the meantime, check out our 2014 fashion overviews of Grand Slams and the WTA Finals:
- All eyes on the Australian Open fashion – a mix of hits, misses and designs that played it safe
- French Open: Adidas by Stella McCartney shines, Lotto dares to miss and hits, EleVen prints success, and more
- When tradition meets modern women's tennis fashion at Wimbledon
- WTA fashion statements at the 2014 US Open – blues, nudes, glamorous blacks, polka dots, animal prints
- Fashion at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore – Adidas, Nike, Lotto and the Elite Eight
Also do browse through our complete base of WTA fashion retrospectives dating back to 2007! (photos: Jimmie48, Richard van Loon, Saeed Khan/Getty Images, lada/photo, tunelos, Paul Appleyard, Ash Marshall)