Unlike last year’s discordant showing at Wimbledon (gold on Jelena Jankovic and Nicole Vaidisova, and Amelie Mauresmo with her own line), Reebok decided to rein it in with a white and teal combo on all its ladies.
Jelena’s dress had teal detail on the bust and a wraparound hem. She hobbled with this all the way to her fourth round loss to grass court perrenial Tamarine Tanasugarn 3-6, 2-6. It didn’t help Jelena (but no less credit to Tamarine) that she’d hyperextended her knee in her previous match against 31st seed Caroline Wozniacki.
Amelie wore separates in her match against Serena Williams in the third round. Mauresmo fell 6-7 (5), 1-6.
And Nikki Vaidisova wore the cutaway version. The 18th seed upset the 8th seed Anna Chakvetadze 4-6, 7-6 (0), 6-3, booking her a berth in the quarters for the second year in a row. Last year, the Czech lost in the finaleight to Ana Ivanovic.
Speaking of, did you get a chance to see Nicole’s pre-Wimby outfits?
A black Reebok dress contrasted the red clay of the French Open. Notice the bifurcating straps on the back of her dress…
…and the frilly hem! The way it was cut made it look like grandma’s nightgown.
She wore the white version (and the separates) at Birmingham.
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