The Apia International Sydney organized a glamorous players’ party on January 10th at the Pullman Sydney Hyde Park, a nice occasion for players to have some chit-chat and dress up.
Agnieszka Radwanska, who was supposed to be the second seed at the tournament but withdrew with a left leg injury, was all smiles at the party nevertheless. Just like in her on-court Lotto outfits, the Pole included lace in her look, wearing a black top with three-quarter sleeves.
Belinda Bencic opted for a textured white dress, while Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, whose adorable childhood photo I showed you yesterday, wore a polka dot dress and silver pointed heels.
Belinda and Anna Karolina enjoyed some selfie time with Sabine Lisicki.
Seed No.1 Simona Halep, who is finally set to launch her 2016 season in the second round against Caroline Garcia, enjoyed light conversations at the tournament party.
Angelique Kerber, today’s winner over Elina Svitolina in the first round, stood out with a metallic cap-sleeve shirt.
Bulgaria’s Tsvetana Pironkova chose a relaxed outfit, elegant shorts and loose printed shirt.
Australia’s Grand Slam champion Samantha Stosur showed up in a casual white shirt and greenstone pants. On Monday, Sam toughed out a 4-6 7-5 7-5 victory over US Open finalist Roberta Vinci in the first round.
The party also included cute thematic catering! (photos by Narelle Spangher SMP IMAGES, Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)