Tennis is probably the only sport where the ladies can prove that they are strong competitors to their male counterparts whilst looking chic. However, we weren't too bowled over by some of the looks (my photos aren't loading so you'll have to bear with me):
Best Dressed: Maria Kirilenko in Stella McCartney for adidas. Why oh why did you have to lose in the first round when you look so radiant in that flowing dress, Makiri?
Special Mention To: Anna Chakvetadze and Agnes Szavay sporting Fila, who since they employed new designers have been the hottest label around in sport. We loved the A-line shift theme they had going on (particularly on Anna, who won after a slight umpiring gaffe).
Umm...the rest: adidas, when you have Ana Ivanovic, probably the most popular young woman around the world today (even though she hasn't played well in months), in your stable, why do you give her a dress with the most hideous neckline ever? It seemed to have a goddess feel but Kirilenko stole the show for that vibe. Jankovic put on her best effort with a new brand (have forgotten the name, although I know they are a Chinese label) but still looked like a member of the Quality Street. And, as usual, instead of giving an outfit to compliment those long legs of hers, Nike give Daniela Hantuchova some deep blue get-up which reveals her nipples. She is still in the competition despite a shocker of a performance against home favourite Casey Dellacqua.
We miss you Masha!
More on Serena, Venus, Svetlana, Elena and co. tomorrow.
P.S. If you decide to take up any sport this year, make it tennis. I may be slightly biased since I used to be an avid fan and player when I was younger, but it really is a lot of fun. (If you're starting and need a racquet, any make will do, but we recommend a Wilson or Yonex).