2014/07/26

Tennis Meets Fashion at WTA’s Pre-Wimbledon Party

Jelena Jankovic, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams

The WTA and the British Fashion Council partnered to raise awareness between sports and fashion at the pre-Wimbledon party on Thursday night at the Kensington Rooftop Gardens in London.

 

Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Ana Ivanovic and Sania Mirza

The aim of the WTA-British Fashion Council collaboration was to feature British designers, raise the off-court profile of the stars of women’s tennis, and further extend the link between the sport and fashion.

Elena Vesnina, Tsvetana Pironkova and Mirjana Lucic

Designers created dresses for the players including Caroline Wozniacki (Stella McCartney); Serena Williams (Burberry); Maria Sharapova (Alexander McQueen); Li Na (Giles Deacon); Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (David Koma); Ana Ivanovic (Matthew Williamson); Jelena Jankovic (Vivienne Westwood); Andrea Petkovic (Richard Nicoll); Heather Watson (Mulberry); and Laura Robson (Temperley). All of the women wore shoes designed by Nicholas Kirkwood.

Bethanie Mattek-Sands wore the most unique dress of the evening, designed by one of singer Lady Gaga’s designers Alex Noble. The dress featured a neon green corset made from different parts of tennis balls, with matching shoulder pads.

Caroline Wozniacki

 

The dresses will be auctioned off during Wimbledon with the proceeds to be equally split between WTA charities and the British Fashion Council’s Princess of Wales Charitable Trust.

Most photos courtesy of WTATennis.com and Getty Images.

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