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What Not To Wear

April 21, 2010

You know that TV show, “What Not To Wear”? I have an idea for them to visit the tennis court. As you can see from some of the following photos, not all fashions have been a HIT on the court.

1985 Anne White

2004 Serena Williams

2006 Bethanie Mattek

Andre Agassi

2010 Bethanie Mattek

Serena Williams

Venus Williams

52 Comments leave one →
  1. April 21, 2010 8:51 am

    I like your website. The topic is interesting. I wonder if tennis players are more concerned with staying cool and comfortable in the hot sun. Most of these clothes seemed fine, just hot for the manner in which they have to play.

  2. becky permalink
    April 21, 2010 8:55 am

    WOW. These pictures are amazing. Is it going too far to wish stylists upon tennis players? Probably.

  3. April 21, 2010 9:01 am

    I am a big tennis fan. My wife and in-laws made the trip to New York last year for the U.S. Open; our first major. It was fantastic. I noticed you didn’t include many guys. Andre Agassi is of course an easy target back in the late 80’s. When he was a junior he’d go on court with boat shoes and blue jeans and just destroy everyone. I’d also have liked to have seen a shot of Nadal in one of his latest neon getups; especially appropriate for this story would have been him and that pink disaster he wore in I believe the French last year. Not that he had to wear it for too many matches. Ouch.

  4. April 21, 2010 9:31 am

    That ’04 Serena pick is haunting.

  5. Bigg Kell permalink
    April 21, 2010 9:33 am

    Boy are we reality show spoiled. Tennis players, like everyone else, are more than one dementional. If they like or feel the need to express themself flamboyantly, what’s the harm? Did they not play as hard wearing these outfits? I think they still give their all. Have we become so critical that judging someones fashion is more important than the game? For $100,00 I’d wear the Venus Williams’ Gladiator outfit to work, by bus, and gladly take a verbal warning for wearing an inappropriate outfit.

  6. April 21, 2010 9:36 am

    :/ How do they think they look ok in that?!

  7. Clark James permalink
    April 21, 2010 9:40 am

    Good collection of photos…

  8. April 21, 2010 10:07 am

    OMG you are so right!! How does TV miss all of these?? LOL


  9. April 21, 2010 10:12 am

    This is so funny! And true! You have some extremes because you have people wearing cute tennis outfits on TV when they are at the country club and stuff. And then you have this. LOL!

  10. anaoh7 permalink
    April 21, 2010 10:25 am

    I should wear like that…

  11. April 21, 2010 10:37 am

    haha – these are hilarious photos! thanks for sharing & I’ll make sure not to make those fashion faux-pas myself whenever I’m on the tennis court!

  12. April 21, 2010 10:38 am

    These pics are absolutely hilarious. In all fairness the first one was in 1985. We just didn’t know any better.

  13. blackseagirl permalink
    April 21, 2010 11:08 am

    The pictures are great, even if the outfits aren’t. Just shows you how much fashion changes. Imagine the looks on the faces of our grandchildren when they see pictures of Lady Gaga.
    But you’re definitely right :P. The stylist sometimes miss it completely.

  14. April 21, 2010 11:10 am

    i gotta agree with all of those except the first one and the one on Andre Agassi. For Andre, that was the style back in the day. Might not be now(and I find that ugly too), but in context to the style in that era, he fit in. And the bodysuit ain’t bad looking at from an athlete’s perspective. It’s a little too much, but it’s not like it’s painted all weird, like a rainbow or something on it.

  15. April 21, 2010 11:49 am

    Heh… but Anne White is quite cool 🙂
    Nice blog.

  16. yuri_nahl permalink
    April 21, 2010 12:16 pm

    Comrades, they could have done worse. They could have checked with the boring clodhoppers who check out to see if their shit complies with the PC consensus of a panel of the lowest common denominator of scared assholes. Maybe a Mohawk or two would have livened up this bunch.

  17. April 21, 2010 12:26 pm

    Who said ” Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”?

  18. JPo permalink
    April 21, 2010 12:40 pm

    Well, I guess I better retire some of my Fox Valley League outfits………. 😉

  19. April 21, 2010 1:07 pm

    Some pretty astounding dress code tennis players have!
    But most of what they wear are prob given to them by major brands such as Nike or Puma etc. to test out how the crowd reacts to what they wear before selling it. Its no wonder the clothes were made to make a statement, it appeals to individualism and also the fans of that particular idol.

    Good pictures,

  20. April 21, 2010 2:09 pm

    Great blog…Thanks for sharing 🙂

  21. Songbird permalink
    April 21, 2010 2:15 pm

    The Williams sisters, I think, actually look quite good! But the weirdo all in one get up on the first pic… yeah…. all sorts of bad happening right there….

  22. April 21, 2010 2:47 pm

    I happen to like 2010 Bethanie Mattek. But not for tennis.

  23. April 21, 2010 3:31 pm

    You made a good point. Some of the outfits sports players wear aren’t very fashionable. But it does have a purpose. As long as they’re not wearing those clothes out in public, they should be fine. Maybe if they’re caught wearing some appaling clothes off the court, then you have something. However, that white bodysuit that the first tennis player is wearing must be uncomfortable and honestly, it’s plain stupid.

  24. April 21, 2010 3:36 pm

    Something to think about!!

  25. Way To Right permalink
    April 21, 2010 3:51 pm

    I just lost my appetite.

  26. April 21, 2010 4:15 pm

    hahahahaha – Fashion, fashion, fashion – gosh they look funny. We all go through that stage where we think we look good with what we i wearing .

  27. April 21, 2010 5:09 pm

    Ha ha! Awesome.

  28. April 21, 2010 5:43 pm

    lol they all look so funny lol

  29. April 21, 2010 5:45 pm

    Serena Williams (pic #2) is too hilarious

  30. April 21, 2010 6:21 pm

    These are classic…That first one?!?! Someone needs to be shot for telling her she looked good and letting her get on the court like that in the first place!

  31. pathweaver34 permalink
    April 21, 2010 8:13 pm

    It seems they are wearing the outfits
    for the sake of the sponsors.
    For some reason tennis outfits
    are somewhat revealing anyway. [somewhat]

  32. April 21, 2010 8:36 pm

    This is so funny,
    2004 Serena Williams > look more like a warrior going to war 🙂

  33. April 21, 2010 9:03 pm

    C’mon – What’s wrong with Andre Agassi! He still looks hot! Thanks for sharing a pic with his long hair. I’ve always seen him bald! 😀

  34. April 21, 2010 10:41 pm

    I just wish more of the hotter ones would reveal more

  35. ttcjakarta permalink
    April 21, 2010 11:13 pm

    I like this blog on the smashingonline,,,,,,,,,,,,,,thnks

  36. April 22, 2010 2:30 am

    ha ha ha ha its too funny lol
    ya tennis player wear that outfit because they play tennis comfortably.

  37. April 22, 2010 4:16 am

    Nice shots 🙂

  38. April 22, 2010 5:10 am

    Ha, no doubt. It is good thought that all of those players have/had game.

  39. Tahoe Editor permalink
    April 22, 2010 5:32 pm

    The Mattek leopard print is 2007, not 2010.

  40. Ari permalink
    April 22, 2010 9:17 pm

    DOMINIK HRBATY and his peek-a-boo pink shirt!

  41. April 23, 2010 1:32 am

    AHAHHAHA omg some of those pictures were so funny. Honestly i had a laugh so im happy 🙂 Was a very good read keep it up 🙂 Nice post!

  42. Push Spike permalink
    April 23, 2010 3:35 am

    Nice post! I would love to see more! 😀

  43. April 25, 2010 4:15 pm

    Hey, I found your blog in a new directory of blogs. I dont know how your blog came up, must have been a typo, anyway cool blog, I bookmarked you. 🙂

  44. VirginMary permalink
    April 25, 2010 4:59 pm

    OMG this is really funny. Wat is wrong with these people theylook like someone turned the lights off in the house and they got dressed blindly

  45. VirginMary permalink
    April 25, 2010 5:01 pm

    OMG This is so funny. Wat is wrong with these celeb athletes, You can’t wear stuff like that. You’ll distract everybody else from watching the game!

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