The Australian Open is currently underway in Melbourne, with the game's biggest superstars gathering to take each other on for a chance to rise to the top of the ranks. As one of the more (perhaps most) fashionable and uniform sports, we'd be fooling ourselves if we didn't think the players 'fit played a part in the overall show.
Tennis has always been known for its pristine, preppy allure both on the court and off, and for a sport once so cemented in tradition we can't help but pay attention to those bending the rules and earning backlash along the way; from Anne Whites lycra one-piece to Andre Agassi's denim shorts and mullet or countless looks worn by Venus and Serena Williams. However, it's those players whose individual style shines through and wins us over.
From the game's prim and proper beginnings through the evolution of self-expression and individuality from some of the world's most championed players whose eclectic, colourful styles add another dimension to their performance on the court - let's take a look at the sartorial musings from the Australian Open, 2023:
A super-slicked bun adorned with a white bow. We love to see it, Taylor Townsend!
Upcoming superstar, Coco Gauff, fastens back her braids with a white scrunchie and flashes her super long mani. Don't break a nail out there
Sunsmart, J.J Wolf brings zinc from the cricket pitch to the tennis court to complete his full-white look
Overall a pretty classic look but we like Donna Vekic's matching baby pink watch.
Belinda Bencic is court chic in an all black ensemble.
Power stance, Danielle Collins with her low-pony braid secured back with a black ADIDAS visor. You can't go wrong with a full black look, imo.
Jump for joy like Caroline Garcia.
Looking for some fresh inspo for your next HIT class? Frances Tiafoe steals the show in this kaleidoscopic dream by Nike - not to mention the cherry blossom detailing on the sneakers. The look that has the critics buzzing
Victoria Azarenka is a big fan of bold, colourful prints but this multi-braid ponytail has caught our attention
Fancy footwork Stefanos Tsitsipas
Fashion fave, Emma Raducanu in this swirly Nike ensemble that seems to be a hot choice this season
Laura Siegemund Scheidet making a statement in Fila Flouro-technicolour mish mash. Anything goes I suppose!
Garbiñe Muguruza is coming in hot wearing fluoro orange from top to toe
Double up, can't beat a pink/yellow combo as seen on Madison Keys
Fluffy curls, half wet, half dry, gelled-down strands. Is Ben Shelton serving us a look to try?
Aryna Sabalenka turns a mid-game stringy fringe moment into a wet-look that 2022 runways would be all over
Slicked back, wet [read: sweaty] look bun.
Thirsty work, Daniil Medvedev
Gergana Topalova and her low-maintenance - but would have taken ages - messy bun, reminiscent of high school girls in the 2000s. If you look closely, you will notice some random, kinda cute braids
Rising star Qinwen Zheng goes for a messy bun and lets her skills take centre stage. Are messy buns really going to be a thing?
Aryna Sabalenka rocks the flipped up bun that Kim K "invented" circa 2022, according to Vogue.
A hair malfunction has no place in the middle of a heated rally, and Maria Sakkari's remains firmly fastened, without a single hair out of place.