Year 2016 was groundbreaking for Angelique Kerber, as the German won two Grand Slam titles and dethroned Serena Williams from the No.1 position in the WTA rankings. The 28-year-old’s clothing sponsor Adidas made sure her rise to the very top was both stylish and comfortable, so let’s have a look at all Kerber’s 2016 tennis clothes as part of Women’s Tennis Blog’s traditional Fashion Retrospections.
Kerber opened the season with a runner-up finish at the Brisbane International, working a classic red tank and sporty burgundy skirt paired with matching Adidas Adizero Ubersonic footwear.
Rocking the Adidas Spring Adizero Tank featuring word “tennis” spelled out in the print and Adidas Spring Adizero Skirt, Kerber made her first big bang of 2016 with stellar performance at the Australian Open, which included an impressive victory over Serena Williams in the final.
The white version of the Australian Open outfit, which those that didn’t like it sometimes called the tablecloth, accompanied Kerber from Miami to Charleston, including her first ever title defense at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart.
The zebra kit launched at Roland Garros is from a range of tennis clothes that definitely marked the entire 2016 season. Designed by Japanese Yohji Yamamoto, Kerber’s standout combo included the Y-3 tank with bonded straps that shape a “Y” at the back, a black layered skirt with exposed waistband, and a 3/4 sleeve top for colder weather.
Kerber made the Wimbledon final in the white versions of the Adidas Fall Climachill Tank and Adidas Fall Climachill Skirt, featuring a high-performance mix of 3D aluminium-cooling spheres, mesh-like micro fibres and SubZero flat yarns.
In Bastad, Montreal and Cincinnati, Kerber showcased the burgundy Adidas Fall Climachill Tank, which prides itself on supreme ability to cool players down during intense matches. The top features a built-in bra and an adjustable chest band for a customizable fit.
Kerber gave a little twist to the outfit with red wristbands.
En route to the silver medal at the Rio Olympics, Kerber wore a white ensemble with red pops of color. The contrasting dots on the skirt resemble Stella McCartney’s designs such as this one from the Roland Garros collection and this one from the Fall collection.
My favorite Adidas’ collection in 2016 was the one launched the US Open. The unique triangular print inspired by Big Apple’s skyscrapers graced Kerber’s Adidas Fall Pro Skirt and it was perfectly combined with the Adidas Fall Pro Tank, highlighted by the contrast racerback and layers provided by edgy keyholes at the back.
This outfit offers just the right ratio of print and solids, lively colors that are not loud, as well as interesting design elements that bring the edge without going overboard. A perfect outfit for a perfect performance — Grand Slam No.2 for Kerber!
During the Asian swing, the new No.1 Kerber rocked the tech steel version of the famous tank, a calmer look.
The German closed her spectacular season at the WTA Finals in Singapore looking like an ice princess in white and light green tones. The separates are the same as those at the US Open, while the shoes are Adidas Adizero Ubersonic 2.
How would you rate Angelique Kerber’s 2016 when it comes to tennis fashion? I’d give it 5/5, while Adidas’ Fall collection is probably my favorite range of the season overall.
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