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Top 10 most controversial Australian Open outfits

From Lendl's legionary hat to Fognini's red camouflage kit, not forgetting the Williams sisters

Top 10 most controversial Australian Open outfits From Lendl's legionary hat to Fognini's red camouflage kit, not forgetting the Williams sisters

The highest prize money ever (60 mln Australian dollars) and the novelty of the introduction of the tie-break in the fifth set's 6-6: we are ready to enjoy the first Grand Slam tournament of the season, the Australian Open 2019 that will begin next January 14th on the Melbourne Park hard court. All the big players will be there, including a battered Rafa Nadal and reigning champion Roger Federer, who could play in Australia for the last time. But also many Italians: directly in the main draw five men (Fognini, Cecchinato, Berrettini, Seppi, Fabbiano) and only woman, Camila Giorgi. We can not wait for the tournament to start, which looks very hot as always, in every sense. But first of all, we decided to show off the ten most 'crazy' outfits seen in recent years, a bit as we have already done with Wimbledon and the US Open: last edition's color was pink, what we will see this time?


Ivan Lendl, 1990

The sun in Australia in this period is so hot, we already told you, and then covering your head becomes a real must. The legionary hat that Ivan Lendl used to wear became a real symbol, as the Czech tennis player sometimes wears him even today as a coach. But the outfit that he worn in the early 90s (and actually 'copied' by Marc Polmans) came into legend, even for the stunning Mizuno t-shirt.


Jim Courier, 1993

1993 was the year of the second consecutive title of the US tennis player on Australian cement. For the occasion we remember he with a Nike 'baseball style' outfit, with vertical stripes and red sleeves. Although the gem is undoubtedly the shorts.


Andre Agassi, 1995

Could we not include Andre Agassi in a top ten regarding the strangest outfits? This is the look with which 'the Kid' won the tournament in 1995, when he defeated Pete Sampras in the final match. Yes, he played the whole tournament with the black bandana on his head!


Martina Hingis, 1996

At that time the Swiss champion was a little more than a child, at her debut in Australia at only 15 years with a very sweet outfit signed Sergio Tacchini. We can not take our eyes off this dress.


Tomas Berdych, 2014

The Czech tennis player has been wearing H&M for about three seasons, a period in which he has dressed a series of absolutely improbable outfits. One of these is the one 2014: red shorts and vertical striped t-shirt that seems the Brighton & Hove jersey. First and only time we saw something similar in the ATP circuit.


Serena Williams, 2014

During her long career Serena showed us everything: dressed in denim, Black Panther's full black suits and colorful outfits of all kinds: during the 2014 edition, in which she was defeated before the QFs, she took to the field with a pink blazer that is impossible to forget.


Venus Williams, 2015

Like her sister Serena, Venus Williams has always dressed original clothes, even designed by herself. Like this, part of the EleVen collection and worn in 2015, with a particular straight line with a predominant color, teal.


Ana Ivanovic e Kristina Mladenovic, 2016

Ana was married (with Bastian Schweinsteiger!), gave birth and has already retired from tennis, while Kiki still plays and is often seen with his boyfriend Dominic Thiem. What do they have in common? The geometric outfit made by adidas who wore during the 2016 edition.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands, 2017

The presence of the American tennis player is almost obvious, both because she is the absolute queen of 'crazy' outfits and also because the Australian Open is her favorite tournament. During the 2017 edition, in which he won the double title with her partner, Safarova, he chose a complete a black mix with pink flowers, absolutely original.


Fabio Fognini, 2018

2018 was the last season of Fabio Fognini as Hydrogen testimonial, before moving on to Armani. The Italian tennis player has dressed several absurd kits, expecially very aggressive camouflage models such as the red one used during the AO 2018.