Long time no see, right?
Well I was summoned from my fall/winter slumber by fashion; women’s sports fashion at that.
A few years ago, you only saw one athlete on the WTA Tour wearing shorts during their tennis matches. That was Victoria Azarenka. And sis was working those shorts too. After a match between Serena and Vika, Vika said she’d get Serena a pair of shorts since Serena kept complimenting her pair.
Now, just a couple of years later, errrrrybody is rocking shorts! Nike and Adidas both got the memo and I am so here for it! Adidas even seems to have given the ladies culottes. (Does anyone else call them that? I never called them skorts. My mama called them culottes, so I call them culottes)
Check out some pics from the tournament below:
I’d also like to compliment those two brands, in particular, for having more than one option for their sponsored athletes to wear. The non-superstar players, which I lovingly call “drones” have showed up tournament after tournament all wearing the same kit. I called this trend out at the Western & Southern tournament in Cincinnati this past August. Oh, and here too. A lot of times it’s super hard to tell who is whom, during matches, because both players are dressed the same. I’ve seen far more variation in the Australian Open kits than I ever have. So props to both companies!