Marta Kostyuk's on-court style as Wilson's first-ever head-to-toe athlete routinely has her landing on some of tennis' best-dressed lists. But days ahead of Wimbledon, a high-profile off-court look is earning the Ukrainian attention online.

The 21-year-old was chosen as one of the stars of a special Olympic and Paralympic photo shoot by Vogue in her native country, where she joined Ukraine's sporting stars both new and old, including four-time Olympic medalist and fencer Olha Kharlan, defending Greco-Roman wrestling gold medalist Zhan Beleniuk, and 2016 gymnastics all-around silver medalist Oleg Vernyaev, in a glossy spread by photographer Yan Wasiuchnik.

But the images spread like wildfire online for another reason: For her entry, the 21-year-old was photographed wearing nothing but a white tennis skirt.

Regardless of fans' differing opinions on her bold fashion statement, there was no debate in Kostyuk's mind: She wrote on social media that it was "an honor" to represent her war-torn homeland in the spread with some of Ukraine's most decorated athletes, and will be too at next month's Games.


The world No. 18 will be making her Olympic debut in Paris, and leads a Ukrainian women's squad that is also expected to feature Tokyo bronze medalist Elina Svitolina, Australian Open semifinalist Dayana Yastremska, fellow first-time Olympian Anhelina Kalinina, and Lyudmyla and Nadiia Kichenok in doubles. Kostyuk and Yastremska will make up Ukraine's other doubles team in the women's draw.

Kostyuk will hope she heads into Paris in better form after Wimbledon, where she reached the third round last year. Since finishing runner-up to Elena Rybakina at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in April, Kostyuk has lost five of her last six matches, including in the first round of two grass-court tune-up events in Nottingham and Berlin.