Fed Cup fever has been thriving on social media this week, with teams posting their on and off court outfits.
Let matching tracksuits, bad hairstyles and fake smiles ensue; in a war of nations, who will reign victorious?
Russia vs. Poland
Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) February 06, 2015
Russia has been particularly successful this week in rallying team spirit, trying to deter the alleged drama between coach Anastasia Myskina and Maria Sharapova.
The beauty of Fed Cup lies in its ability to bring players together who don’t otherwise engage. For their official team portrait, they kept things safely in black – Sharapova introducing her chic sense of style with a belted coat, Pavlyuchenkova taking outfit notes from Myskina and Kuznetsova instead opting for killer heels. Selfies were on the agenda; so too was Kuznetsova’s inability to pose for the camera.
Vitalia Diatchenko (@VDiatchenko) February 06, 2015
Polish Aces (@PolishAces) February 05, 2015
Far from the awkwardness of Russia, Team Poland took to the sofa for their official portrait. High heels at the ready – monochromatic in black and white – the Radwanska sisters pull top model poses front and center, with a blurry selfie to rival the Oscars (well not quite).
For their superior posing abilities, I say: you go, Team Poland!
Aga Radwanska (@ARadwanska) February 05, 2015
USA vs. Argentina
US Team at the Fed Cup dinner. Photo: Sergio Llamera. http://t.co/U0fG6ePVFp—
(@FueBuena) February 05, 2015
As per tradition for the official dinner portrait, the USA team dressed in designs from Serena’s Aneres line (get it?). Featuring a cap sleeve with a belted waist, the dress looked great on all involved. Serena’s sartorial prowess and the good effort in managing to get Coco in a Barbie pink dress, it’s a steady mark for Team USA.
Equipo argentino en la Copa Fed. Foto: Sergio Llamera. http://t.co/Seg8zDgja1—
(@FueBuena) February 05, 2015
To counteract the simplicity of their American foes, the Argentines opted for abstract print jumpsuits and clogged sandals – yes you heard me right. Zebra chic fashion has never looked so good. I applaud the effort, but there’s room for improvement.
Germany vs. Australia
Sabine Lisicki (@sabinelisicki) February 05, 2015
Germany probably has the tightest-knit team in all of Fed Cup. These girls aren’t afraid to take a selfie or two (hundred). German tennis is still going strong, headed by the hugely successful clay court tournament in Stuttgart, which went hard for this weekend’s tie. Slick in leather jackets and all black, they’re one of the best dressed teams around. Need I say more?
Sabine Lisicki (@sabinelisicki) February 02, 2015
Olivia Rogowska (@oliviarogowska) February 02, 2015
Sophisticated dressing wasn’t exactly high on priority for the Aussies. They took to the German sub-zero weather to experience a little snow time. Given the heat of Australia, it must have been both a welcome and shocking change for the team, seen here with golden tans and, well, not much else. For braving the elements and referencing Frozen, Team Australia deserves a bump.
Olivia Rogowska (@oliviarogowska) February 05, 2015
Fed Cup teams dinner 💃🇬🇧 http://t.co/SxuhZyGcIM—
Heather Watson (@HeatherWatson92) February 02, 2015
The Brits have the strangest knack for looking like a bunch of air hostesses on a night out, though they do look incredibly refined in their Ted Baker (yes, let’s promote a truly British designer!) dresses. Either that or they’re a group of bridesmaids taking selfies in a lobby. Though how great does the Queen of GB Fed Cup, Judy Murray, look?
Johanna Konta (@JoKonta91) February 02, 2015
FFT (@FFTennis) February 04, 2015
What’s Fed Cup without an Alizé Cornet selfie? Coached by Amélie Mauresmo, Team France square off against Italy this to claim top spot in the World Group I. Points knocked off for the absence of a signature Mauresmo scrunchie.
Alize Cornet (@alizecornet) February 02, 2015
(@ProBraila) February 06, 2015
Headed by the World No. 3 Simona Halep, Team Romania have been making waves recently in Fed Cup competition, and are on the hunt to reach the World Group I for 2016.
Tikitaka (@tikitaka_ro) February 06, 2015
Currently up against a strong Spanish armada – by way of Garbine Muguruza and Anabel Medina Garrigues – it’ll be a tricky task this week for Halep and her Romanian compatriots. But that’s nothing a line-up of matching blue tracksuits can’t solve, right?
Which team wore it best? Sound off in the comments!