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Style Seeds: Fifth Slam Fashion and Clay Preview

As the Miami Open disassembles its nets, here’s this weeks Style Seeds – showcasing the best from the Fifth Slam.

But what of clay? Check below for a sneaky preview of the outfits your favorites will don for the upcoming swing.

ATP: Best Dressed

Novak Djokovic claimed his fifth Miami Open title last week – incidentally completing the highly-coverted Indian Wells-Miami double, defeating Roger Federer and Andy Murray in respective finals. Things weren’t much of a change up in the style stakes though, with the Serb donning the Australian Open kit that took him all the way to victory for his eighth major title in January. Speaking of Roger Federer, rumor has it he’ll be donning shades of purple and pink at Roland Garros this year:

In Federer’s absence, it was Rafael Nadal‘s job to represent the all-time greats at the Miami Open. It ended up a pretty weak showing from the Spaniard, who mustered just a single win before being taken out by compatriot Fernando Verdasco in the third round. Still, his Challenger Premier Rafa Crew, here in a shocking volt colorway, was a nice change up to introduce the new Nike Summer Collection. Nadal’s outfit for the impending clay season has already emerged on social media, it looks like he’ll be offsetting the red dirt beautifully with Nike’s teal hue.

David Ferrer has never found his way onto my Best Dressed list, but I thought his Miami Open outfit in shades of red and black was a pretty good showing from the Spaniard.  Lotto is still relatively safe in producing quality on court fashion, but it was a nice surprise to see Ferrer stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons last week.

Stan Wawrinka was feeling pretty ‘naughty’ical last week in Miami (excuse the pun). It’s a good sign leading up to the clay swing that the Swiss is feeling the French vibes. His Yonex outfit featured a graduating striped shirt offset with crisp white shorts – the epitome of Parisian chic.

Blue was also the signature color for Grigor Dimitrov. The Bulgarian has been struggling with form, having only won nine matches in 2015. Still, his monochrome Nike outfit whet my style appetite – save the shoes – with Dimitrov debuting Nike’s teal shade for summer in a graphic speckled crew and matching shorts.

WTA: Best Dressed

The Queen of Miami! Serena Williams claimed an eighth Miami Open title last week, three-peating in the process and cementing an undefeated streak of 18 match wins in 2015. Under the sun, Serena shone in a neon peach and orange colorway outfit, replicated from her Australian Open-winning attire. There’s still no news of her outfit for the clay season, but expect to see “lots of back.”

Maria Sharapova‘s time in Miami may have been short-lived, but her fashions evolved from the spring American hardcourt swing week after week. In Indian Wells, the Russian debuted a new tank design in peach, and in Miami she showcased Easter-appropriate shades of saccharine teal and violet complete with thigh strapping. She’ll be heading into her most confident surface, and with it the latest wares from her Maria Premier Line.

Namely this below beauty. Sailor Pova anyone?

Simona Halep had a pretty stellar two weeks, claiming her first Indian Wells title and reaching the semifinals of Miami, falling to eventual champion Serena Williams in three sets. The Romanian has been Adidas’s top card for the past few months, but in Miami she kept things simple in all black accented with lime green. Halep will be chasing the No. 2 rank in Stuttgart, and debuting the latest garb from Adidas at Roland Garros in the following weeks.

Ana Ivanovic sporting a blue Australian Open dress for weeks on end is nothing new to write about, but what is new is the serb’s latest clothing change up via Adidas Y-3. Designed in collaboration with Japanese creative Yohji Yamamoto, the Y-3 line for Roland Garros incorporates black and jungle print motifs that will look ideal on Ivanovic’s model frame.

Who do you think was best dressed? Sound off in the comments below

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About Christopher Prince (36 Articles)
Fashion writer by day, tennis reporter by well also day but it's night given the time difference. You know when you wake up like dis, and you're flawless? Yeah that's me. @cosmicvoices

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