The WTA Finals host only the best eight players of the season and top players have top clothing sponsors, so let’s see what women’s tennis elite is sporting this week at the $7,000,000 tournament.
World No.1 Angelique Kerber is proudly justifying her ranking with nothing but victories in the round-robin stage, announcing winter by wearing an Adidas kit dominated by white and ice green. Preventing the outfit from being bland, the German’s Adidas Fall Pro Tank features flash red contrast racerback, as well as colorful, yet subtle enough, triangular print in the Adidas Fall Pro Skirt.
Angelique’s Adidas Adizero Ubersonic 2 shoes offer a midsole that locks your feet and the Dual Density Sprintframe that locks your heels in, offering confidence to uber-fast movers.
Simona Halep gave us a completely different perspective on the same Adidas collection, matching her tech steel tank with the season’s most unique clothing item — the Adidas Fall Pro Short whose mesh layer gives depth to the already powerful printed compression shorts.
Madison Keys made her first appearance at the WTA Finals in the bright mango Nike Winter Dry Slam Tank and the Nike Winter Flex Victory Premier Skirt whose thin pleats and vibrant gradient color design bring the edge we’re used to getting from the sports clothing giant. The Nike Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour shoes offered comfort and quickness in Madison’s Singapore matches.
Dominika Cibulkova is capping her wonderful 2016 season that saw her enter the Top 10 for the first time with a successful performance at the WTA Finals. The Slovak progressed through the round-robin stage and into the semifinals, wearing the Lacoste Fall Racer Dress.
Even though avid tennis fans are probably bored with this design which Lacoste has recycled for ages, we can’t deny that it is a great design and that it absolutely flatters Cibulkova’s physique.
These were the Red Group players. Let’s move to the White Group now.
Agnieszka Radwanska is defending her Tour Championships title in the Lotto Fall Twice Dress, unique for its graphic floral print. What’s specific for this item is that it’s reversible, meaning that you can choose between black canvas with white print, as seen here on Aga, or turn the dress around to wear predominantly white with black drawing.
Karolina Pliskova is displaying all the beauty of a black and white combo with her new Fila ensemble: the Court Couture Halter Tank, created with contrast at the armhole, neckband, hem, and straps, and the Court Couture Skirt, designed with a contrast color waistband, hem and pocket welts.
Although I’ve enjoyed every aspect of Stella McCartney’s 2016 designs, I don’t see why Garbine Muguruza paired a blue tank with a green skirt, as ill-matching colors don’t allow this outfit to shine as it should. Garbi’s black Adidas shoes are designed to provide explosive comfort in a supremely stable package. The fashion-forward shoes would also stand out way better if the tank and skirt were both signal green.
Late Singapore entrant Svetlana Kuznetsova‘s heart found the Russian’s best game to push her to the top of the White Group with two match wins so far. Wearing a light blue Qiaodan kit, Kuznetsova wrote the tournament’s fairytale and even though I don’t find the outfit exceptionally stylish, I do think it works for the two-time Grand Slam champion.
Now that we’ve seen all the WTA Finals outfits in detail, I’ll tell you my favorites. My first pick is definitely Angelique Kerber’s Adidas apparel (even though I find Simona’s shorts super cute). Even though I can’t believe I’m saying this, my second favorite is Cibulkova’s Lacoste dress, as every inch of the clothing item fits just in place on the little energy bomb’s body. The third place in my list goes to the evergreen black and white Fila combo worn by Karolina Pliskova.
Tell me your favorites in the comments!
If you enjoyed this review, check out my fashion coverage of the previous years at the WTA Finals (I don’t know why I skipped 2012):
- 2015: Fashion twins and new product launches at the WTA Finals in Singapore
- 2014: Fashion at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore – Adidas, Nike, Lotto and the Elite Eight
- 2013: Nike dominates fashion at the WTA Championships, Fila, Adidas and Lotto squeeze in
- 2011: Can the WTA Championships beat Grand Slams in tennis fashion?
And also do check out my apparel overviews of all the four Grand Slams in 2016:
- All the WTA fashion trends at the Australian Open: Crop tops, hightop shoes, sunny colors
- Zebra dominance + other women’s tennis shoes and clothes ruling the French Open
- Women’s tennis dresses at Wimbledon: A look at the variety of stylish whites
- WTA fashion at the US Open: New York City lights inspire vibrant outfits