WIMBLEDON’s young Brit girls Johanna Konta, Naomi Broady and Laura Robson may still be honing their skills alongside the sport’s major stars, but they also have a way to go when it comes to scoring big in the fashion stakes.
Sisters Venus and Serena Williams – along with their tennis contemporaries, if not equals, including Maria Sharapova, Anna Kournikova, and Caroline Wozniacki (who this year will be sporting Stella McCartney’s newest Adidas kit) – often attract as much attention for their outfits as for their backhands, but standing out sartorially on the tennis court didn’t start with them.
From Chris Evert in delicate white lace, to fellow-American Linda Siegel baring almost all at Wimbledon in the Seventies, women in tennis through the ages have been known for their daring style. Even BBC commentator Sue Barker once sported bunches in her hair and a micro-mini dress. See the most talked-about style stars on-court through the years.