Friday Fashion Face-off: Best-Dressed Woman, 2021 French Open

What a strange French Open it has been on the women’s side. Would you have picked any of the semifinalists (Sakkari, Pavlyuchenkova, Krejcikova and Zidansek) for your fantasy league  team? Well, you might have picked Sakkari, but I didn’t. Fortunately for me, hardly anyone else did, either. I remain in a respectable eleventh place.

Will today’s slate of best-dressed nominees be as surprising as the semifinalists? Let’s find out…

Nominee #1: Naomi Osaka

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After landing on our worst-dressed list at the Australian Open, Osaka and Nike redeem themselves with this regal tennis dress.

Here’s a look at the elegant, strappy back:

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The introverted Osaka withdrew from the tournament after the first round, citing mental health concerns. A win in this poll probably won’t solve her problems, but hey, it couldn’t hurt.

Nominee #2: Danielle Collins

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For the record, I’m past the age of wearing rompers. Or, should I say, my bladder is past it. Even now my anxiety level is rising as I imagine hopping around in a cramped restroom stall, frantically trying to extricate myself from a romper.

The 50th-ranked American won’t hit her Kegel years for quite some time, and she looks sporty and youthful in this New Balance getup. The white half-zip is a sharp detail and provides that all-important quick access when nature calls.

Nominee #3: Coco Gauff

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I love everything about this New Balance dress: the subdued yellow pattern, the skirt’s flow (especially lovely when she’s in motion), the spaghetti straps. Most of all, I’m taken with the neon yellow crisscrossing her back.

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I have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot of this stylish teen in the best-dressed face-offs in the years to come.

What do you think of our nominees? Did I miss someone? Should a romper compete in a separate category from a dress? And should there be a fantasy league for tennis fashion???


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  1. Rompers??? How far back did you reach to find that term? I’m sorry I never saw Naomi in this dress. It looks great! Thanks for including it. Now off to the finals.

    1. Actually, and surprisingly, rompers came back in style a couple of years ago, so the word was pretty fresh in my mind. Otherwise, yes, I would have been struggling. But that’s not important. What IS important is that after reading your question, I panicked that I was using the word incorrectly, so I googled it. In the course of my scrolling, I discovered there are now ROMPERS FOR MEN!!!! If you need a laugh (and who doesn’t?), go check them out.

      Somehow I need to work this into a blog post… Male tennis players who would best rock a romper???

  2. Like TRICKS, Rompers are for KIDS….really like the Coco look – on her. The Naomi outfit is classy! Fun blog!

    1. I think rompers look cute on women (not men) in their 20s. Maybe early 30s, if the woman’s youthful looking and at least somewhat hot. After age 35, it just looks silly. (And after age 50, it’s risky in more ways than aesthetics!)

  3. When I first saw the logo on Osaka’s outfit, my dyslexia kicked in, and I thought it said “Dorkboy”.

    Aside from that, I think it’s the best of the three anyway. And the color pattern on Gauff’s skirt reminds me of camouflage. Tennis assassin, I guess.

  4. I want to play Fantasy Tennis for Wimbledon – reminds me of March Madness for basketball – but can you alert us when we should do it? I read the blog too late last time 🙂
    Thanks for the fun,

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