With the WTA and ATP tour calendars jam-packed from January through December, it is sometimes hard for tournaments to make their mark (which is why I advocate a better array of trophies, at the least).
So TSF gives props to officials in Madrid for finding their own awesome schtick: train Boss models (read: top-notch, beautiful, fashion professionals) to work as ballfolk for a premier tour stop. This happened at last year’s Tennis Masters Series tourney and also at last year’s WTA Tour Championships. (There was even a big to-do about Maria Sharapova helping out with the selection process.)
But someting happened between planning and execution this year because the girls showed up frumping around in pink dresses. And while black shoes might have worked at a less athletic event (worn correctly, pink bubble dress with black booties can work), they should NEVER be worn with light colors. The baby blue polo/skirt combo is alright.
And what is going on with the beddazled tattoo? Am I watching The Real Housewives of Orange County?
So, to the organizers of the Mutua Madrilena Masters: go back to the drawing boards for next year’s event. Perhaps take inspiration from the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. Need we remind you how they dressed their raccattapalle? Yep, that’s how it’s done.
What do you think of the ballgirls? Tell us!
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