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Classic, timeless: Top 5 on-court little black dresses
Published Apr 24, 2021
This week in Stuttgart, Nike ambassadors Simona Halep, Elina Svitolina, Aryna Sabalenka, Marketa Vondrousova and Belinda Bencic have taken the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix courts decked up in Nike’s black NikeCourt Victory Polo Dress—a classic, timeless, yet modern look offering up stretchy fabric and a sleek racerback.
In honor of this, take a look at five memorable on-court little black dresses: (All by Getty Images)
Maria Sharapova, 2006 US Open
Remember Audrey Hepburn’s little black dress in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”? The Russian's winning dress in New York was reminiscent of that little number. Sharapova lifted the second of her five Grand Slam trophies sporting the headline-grabbing dress.
Serena Williams, 2018 US Open
In collaboration with Nike, designer Virgil Abloh created the 23-time Grand Slam champion’s show-stopping ballerina-inspired dress that she donned during her run to the final.
Garbine Muguruza, 2018 Roland Garros
Along with Caroline Wozniacki, Muguruza wore the Adidas by Stella McCartney Barricade dress that incorporated laser cuts and inserts at the French Open three years ago. The 2016 champion fell to eventual winner Simona Halep in the semifinals.
Sharapova, 2017 US Open
Appearing at her first Grand Slam event since returning from a 15-month doping suspension, the former world No. 1 wore a Swarovski crystal and lace-embellished Nike dress that was designed by Riccardo Tisci. Playing a night match, Sharapova shocked second-seeded Halep in three sets.
Ana Ivanovic, 2014 US Open
The 2008 Roland Garros champion wore the Adidas Fall Adizero racerback dress in New York. The eighth-seeded Serb bowed out to Karolina Pliskova in the second round.