Caroline Wozniacki Debuts New Adidas By Stella McCartney Line During Wimbledon
Caroline Wozniacki during her first-round Wimbledon match against Shahar Peer today debuted the new "barricade FW14 collection" from adidas by Stella McCartney, according to Scarlett Russell of the London DAILY MAIL. Fellow competitors Maria Kirilenko and Andrea Petkovic "also will wear the stylish attire" on the court during the tournament. The collection "features sports bras, shorts and classic one-piece dress, t-shirt and vest." Accessories include "an on-court tennis bag and visor." It all comes "in impeccably crisp white -- save for the flash of gold on the side of the trainers." Wozniacki also will "step out on court in Stella McCartney's limited edition Bomber Jacket." Kirilenko and Petkovic will "both wear the 'Skort' ... for their matches." Kirilenko will "pair hers with the high-performance t-shirts" while Petkovic will "showcase the sleeveless collared tank, which features race-back straps" (DAILYMAIL.co.uk, 6/22).
WHITE WASH: In London, Matthew Dunn notes Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor prior to her first-round loss to Venus Williams yesterday came close to "having to root through Wimbledon's own collection of all-white clothing after falling foul of the fashion police." Just before she hit the court, officials "decided her attire failed to meet stringent new guidelines" introduced this year. Her replacement outfit also "had banding that came dangerously close to the All England Club's strict 10mm maximum." A spokesperson said that the All-England Club "maintains an assortment of items of clothing for loan if players are unable to meet the requirements" (EXPRESS.co.uk, 6/24). Wimbledon spokesperson Jon Friend said that apparel guidelines "specifying white clothing and undergarments, with only a thin band of color on the undergarment or accessories like headbands, was in force last year." But REUTERS' Michael Roddy noted that "did not stop women players from showing up in undergarments that clearly were not white." Friend said that anyone "wearing clothing that breached the guidelines would be asked to change before going on court" (REUTERS, 6/23).