At the start of a new season, it's common to see new partnerships between players and coaches, but it's less common to see a change between brand and player. The end of 2019 saw a few players leave the Nike camp for different pastures, most likely due to contracts ending.

Caroline Garcia was formerly with Nike, and is now with Asics.


The Frenchwoman fell in the second round in Auckland to Eugenie Bouchard. Then there's Maria Sakkari, who has gone from Nike to Adidas.

Nike lost another WTA star in Alja Tomljanovic, who is starting fresh with K-Swiss.


Last there's the fast-rising Elena Rybakina, who like Sakkari switched from Nike to Adidas.


Rybakina has started her season off strong by reaching the Shenzhen final. Her opponent will be Ekaterina Alexandrova, who is also sporting a new kit.

New year sees
group of WTA stars
switch from Nike

New year sees group of WTA stars switch from Nike

She switched from Lotto to Fila.