Nike Women’s Fashions US Open Tennis – 2020

Posted by on Sep 11, 2020 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Nike Women's Fashions US Open Tennis – 2020

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Naomi Osaka and Victoria Azarenka are photographed here at the US Tennis Semi Finals for 2020. They will meet for the Final Saturday, September 12 at 4 on ESPN. Each have won two Grand Slam titles so the match should be a great one.  Osaka beat Jennifer Brady and Azarenka beat Serena Williams to get through the Final.

Osaka is wearing a color block body suit with a big cut-out at the back and plain red shorts, by Nike. Her mass of natural hair was worn in a high ponytail with ends moving up and down in exciting ways. Azarenka, also wearing Nike, from the Court Collection, inspired by André Agaasi and what he wore thirty years ago, in the 80s, looked colorific in neon shades of pink and purple with Interesting design elements here and there. But oops! She tucked her shorts up so they looked like knickers!!! (She did look great in the shorts before the tuck up!) Her hair was a mess of braids which are fun and, yes, different. They seem to be her signature hair look as they fly all over the place. Photos: Osaka, The Guardian, left, Juniper Sports Center (detail)
Photos: Azarenka: Helen Oppenhiem with thanks to ESPN


Nike Men Fashions @ US Open Tennis – 2020

Posted by on Sep 10, 2020 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Nike Men Fashions @ US Open Tennis – 2020


Nike was inspired by tennis legend André Agaasi and his rebellious wardrobe thirty years ago for both the men and the women at the US Tennis Open for 2020. Their new looks for apparel and footwear are in bold neon designs and colors, made of denim and spandex. Here are  some of the men’s looks.  From Top Left to Right; Felix Auger Aliassime, Canadian, and No. 15 seed … Denis Shapovalov, No. 12 seed, also a Canadian … André Agaasi in action way back then.   Bottom Row: Andrev Rublev, No. 14 seed from Russia … André Agaasi …     Frances Tiafoe’s Nike Men’s Court Air Zoom GP Turbo Tennis Shoe in White and Solar Red (available at Tennis Express.) The No. 47th seed, and America’s top player, probably added the words “Black Lives Matter” and “Respect Us” himself.   These Challenge Court designs should be a big success with today’s fans and the design on the underwear makes underwear showing, as it does too often on men tennis players, a fashion rather than a non-fashion statement!  The semi-finals and finals are still to come, on ESPN2 and ESPN in the US, with no audiences but still exciting.


Tennis Colors by Nike @ French Open – 2015

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 4 comments

Tennis Colors by Nike @ French Open - 2015

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Nike made a huge color statement at the French Open for 2015. For both women and men. From top to toe. Socks, headbands, wristbands as well as shoes, caps and bandeaus, what peeks out underskirts too. The colors were mouth-watering, flattering, and fun, See pinks, lilacs, corals, all mixed. Yum.
Top left to right: Eugenie Bouchard … Sabine Lisiki … Petra Kvitova.
Center: Nike shoes. Couldn’t find any socks, but some men wore matching ones!
Bottom: Serena Williams… Roger Federer.
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