We’re just days away from the start of main draw action at the 2015 Australian Open and Nike has finally released the looks they prepared for their brightest stars Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka. Thank you, Mary, for informing Women’s Tennis Blog’s about this right away!
Sharapova will be a lady in red at the upcoming Australian Open. The highlights of the Nike Spring Maria Oz Premier Dress include the cutout at mid-back that goes all the way to the front section and the elastic mesh strap at the racerback. The dress comes with a coordinating print ball shortie.
At first glance, I didn’t like the too wide cutout at all, but I knew that I had to give the dress a chance and that it could easily grow on me. Then I saw the photo of Masha in the dress and I already liked it ten times better. I’m sure the dress will stand out at the Australian Open and overall I’m giving Nike thumbs up for this one!
Serena Williams’ new dress is finally an absolute departure from the so-many-times-recycled V-neck, waist-defining, color-block styles (have a look at her 2013 and 2014 outfits to see what I’m talking about). The 2015 Nike Spring Slam Tunic is a loose, casual design, resembling beachwear, and it’s a big refreshment. Excellent experiment and change, Serena looks stunning!
The dress, that comes in lime as well as in black, is characterized by thin spaghetti straps and a cut that gives you the option to show off a statement sports bra (in Serena’s case, it is definitely a Berlei bra!). Unlike Sharapova’s dress, Williams’ tunic does not include the shorts, but you can buy one separately and choose from a variety of Nike Spring Slam Printed Shorties.
Victoria Azarenka, as well as Sara Errani and Sabine Lisicki, will wear the Nike Advantage Printed Tank and Nike Victory Printed Skirt. According to this promo pic, the unseeded Vika will try to win her third Australian Open title in the Nike Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour shoes.
Besides lime, the thank is also available in orange and pink, while the pleated skirt exists in those three colors and in black as well.
What do you think of Nike’s Australian Open offer? I like it overall and my favorite from the collection is Serena’s tunic. All the items, as well as the rest of the collection, are available at Tennis Warehouse and Tennis Warehouse Europe.