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NEW YORK—Caroline Wozniacki has been making quite a statement in her first Grand Slam back from maternity leave, thanks in part to a “last-minute” outfit from Adidas.

The former world No. 1 turned heads when she stepped onto the US Open courts for the first time, wearing a form-fitting bodysuit in the brand’s signature bright royal blue. Wozniacki paired the look with a black cape-like asymmetrical jacket that can apparently transform into a bag in a pinch. (No, really.)

“I mean, it's the US Open. Why not?” Wozniacki grinned when asked about her outfit in Queens. “I think that's my motto at the moment. At this point we may as well make a statement. I think that's where I'm at.”

Part of the Fall Slam Pro Set, Adidas unveiled a US Open collection featuring modular garments made to be customized, with removable and reversible pieces. While the rest of the Adidas players have been adding a layered skirt over the leotard base, Wozniacki has opted to go without—much like good friend Serena Williams frequently did in her own return to tennis from maternity leave.

“I mean, it's the US Open. Why not?” Wozniacki said of her blue bodysuit and transformable jacket.

“I mean, it's the US Open. Why not?” Wozniacki said of her blue bodysuit and transformable jacket. 

Adidas dug into the archives to bring back the bold blue color worn by players during this year’s tournament. It’s a nod to the iconic shoes Billie Jean King wore for the Battle of the Sexes in 1973—a fitting reference, as the US Open celebrates the 50-year anniversary of becoming the first Grand Slam tournament to award men and women equal prize money. Wozniacki, of course, payed homage too with a matching blue manicure.

While Adidas has had time to meticulously plan its US Open rollout, Wozniacki says she threw her longtime sponsor a curveball with her surprise return to the courts this summer.

“Because I didn't let many people know for a long time, it was kind of a last-minute, ‘All right, let's go for it, let's try this one,’” Wozniacki explained. “I think it's cool. Yeah, [this outfit] was a last-minute thing from adidas. I think it’s really nice.”

The Dane completes the look with a Rolex watch and a glittering stack of diamond pave bracelets, including Cartier’s trendy nail-shaped Juste un Clou and classic LOVE bracelets, along with a set of gold and diamond necklaces reading “Olivia” and “James”—the names of her two children, aged two and 11 months.


With enough diamonds to start her own jewelry line, Wozniacki has ensured the New York City spotlight stays on her through her rock-solid tennis, too. After a comfortable opening win over Tatiana Prozorova and hard-fought encounters against No. 11 seed Petra Kvitova and the returning Jennifer Brady, Wozniacki has secured a second-week berth—already her best Grand Slam result since 2018.

“For me, coming back now, I don't know how long I'm going to play,” Wozniacki reflected. “I get that question all the time. Am I going to play one year? Am I going to play five years? I have no idea.

“All I know right now is that I'm really enjoying this moment. To be able to play on these big courts in front of a big crowd, it's something very special and something that I will never take for granted, something I'll always appreciate.”

Wozniacki will take on No. 6 seed Coco Gauff in the US Open fourth round on Sunday.