When Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka face off for the 2012 Women's Singles Title at the 2012 Australian Open, it will be a big win for Nike fashion.
For Maria Sharapova it has always been performance fashion and her Melbourne kit is no different. She’s been wearing a sleek white modernized dress with electric-green racerback straps. Named the Statement Slam Dress, the intricately detailed bodice uses front and back insets in a breathable, gill-like pattern to reveal the dramatic color-contrast mesh. Nike’s innovative sweat-management Dri-FIT fabrics work in the garment’s body and in the pinhole mesh underlay to keep Sharapova cool and dry. A classy look for the tour veteran looking for a Grand Slam comeback.
For Azarenka, the Aussie Open will be her first grand slam final but don't expect her to dress up. She'll be sticking with the same casual and sporty shorts and tank outfit that lets her hit big and move around the court with ease.
The Nike short's feature an elastic waistband that reads Love Tennis with a Swoosh when it's folded over. The short also features a built-in compression short and a heat transfer Swoosh on left leg. Angled side seams are rocked forward to optimize Azarenka's movement on the court. The simple tank features an open back, high impact built-in bra with molded cups, and a woven tennis court label on left hem. But it's the Mega Blue with electric green and white color scheme that really spices it up. Add an electric green bandana and wristbands and you have a look that works for sassy youngster looking for her first Grand Slam title.
Bottomline, a big win for Nike in Melbourne.
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