Fashion and tennis have always shared a special bond: Coco Chanel, Lacoste, Anna and Roger. Today marks the beginning of the most fashionable, in our opinion, of all the Grand Slams - Wimbledon. It must be noted that I am a huge tennis fan and much like Ms. Wintour, I have much affection for Mr. Federer. Though, unfortunately I do not get the chance to frequently jet to his matches. I look forward to seeing what the people at Nike come up with for him every year for this tournament. It's always dapper and ultra chic, like this jacket in the picture, though the cardigan sweater from last year might be my favorite. I simply swoon over the classic gentlemanly touches and the retro feel. It just sums up everything that I think Wimbledon should be sartorially. Maybe he can throw some advice about subtlety in fashion choices Serena Williams' way if they cross paths at Centre Court, because we're a little unsure about the gold pants as well as some of her on-court choices. Do you prefer the classic look or something a little jazzier on the court? If you like tennis, that is.
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Which Williams Sister Is More Stylish? Nielsen Poll Reveals the 10 Most Stylish Tennis Players
Tennis is a very fashionable sport. Some evidence: the Williams sisters, who keep the court colorful wearing anything but tennis whites; Maria Sharapova and her collection for Cole Haan; Bethanie Mattek-Sands and the Alex Noble-designed tennis ball jacket she wore to Wimbledon this week; the British Fashion Council dressed Wimbledon players for an event celebrating the tournament's 125th; Anna Wintour's superfandom (anything for Roger)--and the list could go on. So as Wimbledon draws to a close, Nielsen/E-Poll N-Scores took a poll to rank the top most stylish tennis players. Neilson determined the rankings by polling 1,100 respondents and looking at those players who were described as "stylish" by respondents as well as factoring in something called an "N-Score." Here's the methodology: "Using the combined research expertise of Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research, N-Score is an in-depth look at a sports figure’s overall endorsement potential, factoring in the attributes and demographic measures that align brands with endorsers. N-Score Local provides this information for athletes within their team’s local market as well as nationwide. Players are defined as Hall of Fame (receiving an N-Score of 200+), Superstar (100 to 199), MVP (50 to 99), All Star (30 to 49) and Starter (fewer than 30)." So who got the highest N-Score? It wasn't a Williams sister. In fact, only one Williams sister just barely made the list. See the surprising top 10 list, with pics of each player on the court and on the red carpet:
Tennis Players Flout Wimbledon's 'All-White' Rules with Nail Art and Neon
There may be a bit of nail art fatigue in the fashion world, but it's alive and well in the UK right now. Women tennis players are flouting the infamously strict all-white rules at Wimbledon this year by sporting nail art and neon nail polish.