| By Emilie Katz

When it comes to style, tennis has an advantage over other sports. The athletes are not hidden behind uniforms, helmets or padding. Instead, tennis players are given the freedom to wear whatever they like. At this year’s U.S. Open (Aug. 31-Sept. 13), Adidas will dress many of the top players in gear that combines state-of-the-art performance fabrics, along with unique cutting-edge style.

Ana Ivanovic

Ana Ivanovic will wear a lilac adilibria dress for her daytime matches and a dark purple version of the outfit when playing at night. This is the same dress she wore at Wimbledon, but this time, jazzed up with gorgeous color and a playful print on the back. The tiered ruffled layers are made of an easy-to-move-in mesh overlay that's all ClimaCool comfort. The dress sells for $75.


Complimenting the dress is the white with purple Barricade V adilibria, a perfect match with its scattered triangles print. This fashionable and feminine shoe is constructed with adiPRENE, forefront propulsion and a high impact cushion design. These sneakers can be purchased for $120.


Dinara Safina

Current number one-ranked Dinara Safina will be wearing the adidas Competition Top with FORMOTION, which supports your muscles and boosts your game. The breathable ClimaCool fabric features a little stretch for built-in support and a lovely graphic on the side. This feminine tank top is a great way to stand out on the court. It can be purchased for $60. The tennis skort she will be wearing reaches a new level of style. The adidas Competition Skort is designed with clean and simple lines, then enhanced with a lovely contrasting print on the flap. The breathable, all-over ClimaCool fabric adds comfort to a chic style. The skort will cost $45.

To round out her outfit, Safina will wear ClimaCool Divine II footwear, which retails for $100. It is not easy to find fault with these stellar performance tennis shoes with breathable ClimaCool and adiWEAR for increased durability.

Caroline Wozniacki

Danish sensation Caroline Wozniacki will be making her debut in the adidas by Stella McCartney (which retails for $130) at the U.S. Open. Caroline will be wearing the performance dress, which combines a fitted racer back tank and a flowing mesh layer top with a layered skirt. The dress features adidas ClimaLite technology to help sweep the sweat away from her skin. She will also be wearing the adidas by Stella McCartney skynde shoe in seed pearl, dark grape and white. The shoe is based on the renowned adidas barricade V tooling which provides the perfect mix of mid-foot stability, flexibility and cushioning for maximum comfort. The shoe runs for $175.

Novac Djokovic

Novac Djokovic will be wearing the new for fall Men's Edge Tee ($65), pure steel, with full mesh panels along the back and sides for optimal cooling and ventilation. You can see a glimpse of Djokovic's signature falcon across his back and over his left shoulder which adds an interesting design element. He will be wearing the Men's Edge Bermuda shorts: ClimaCool Bermuda-style shorts (retailing for $55) with internal draw cord and side-seam pockets. A contrast print is shown on sides of shorts for increased design interest. His footwear of choice is the ClimaCool Genius. The adidas CC Genius tennis shoe is geared for allover ClimaCool ventilation and extremely durable to withstand his aggressive and dominating style of play. The ClimaCool Genius sneakers sell for $150.

Fernando Verdasco

Fernando Verdasco will be wearing the Men's Edge zip front tee with clean front graphic and tonal burnout mesh along the back and underarms for optimum cooling and ventilation. The Men’s Edge zip front tee retails for $55. Rounding out his outfit, Fernando will be wearing the Men's Edge Bermuda shorts ($55) and the adidas Barricade V sneakers. With superior cushioning , support and adiTUFF durability and grip, this tennis shoe is tough to beat and has a suggested retail price of $120.


Jo-Wilfred Tsonga

Jo-Wilfred Tsonga will be sporting the Men's Competition Theme Polo, a ClimaCool mock neck polo with ForMotion technology using seam placement for enhanced fit and performance while in motion. This shirt has a suggested retail price of $55. Tsonga will complete his outfit with the Men's Competition Bermuda shorts ($45 suggested retail price) and Barricade V shoes which retail for $120.


At this year’s U.S. Open, it is clear that with the help of adidas, fashion will be taking center court!

Emilie Katz