Frances Tiafoe unveils Nike 2019 US Open collection

Here’s a look at the the outfits that the NikeCourt team of Frances Tiafoe, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Nick Kyrgios and Grigor Dimitrov will be wearing at the upcoming US Open:

Frances Tiafoe unveils Nike 2019 US Open collection

Rafael Nadal will be back to his trademark sleeveless shirt. Read more here.

Here’s a look at the women’s collection, worn by Sloane Stephens, Simona Halep and Elina Svitolina:

Maria Sharapova, who will face Serena Williams in the first round, will wear the Night Fall Maria NY Dress, available in two colorways, “monarch” for day and black for night sessions. Serena‘s outfit has not been unveiled yet.

This collection is available online and at select retailers.

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Diego Schwartzman US Open outfit

John Isner, Diego Schwartzman and Sam Querrey will debut FILA’s Legend collection on the hard courts of the Big Apple for the final Grand Slam of the season. 

Schwartzman, recent winner in Los Cabos, will wear the Legend Colorblock Crew, available in two colorways: pistachio green/ navy / placid blue and white / placid blue /navy.

Isner will wear the Legend Stripped Polo:

and Querrey, the Legend Ombré Polo:

FILA’s US Open collection is available online.

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Barty, Pliskova and Bertens US Open outfits

Karolina Pliskova 2019 US Open outfit

Karolina Pliskova will wear the latest installation of the PL Rolando collection, a fresh and classic white, blue and red skirt and tank combo. The PL Rolando line is named after Pierluigi Rolando, FILA‘s original creative director, back in 1971.

Ashleigh Barty and Kiki Bertens will both wear FILA Awning collection. A bold skirt and tank combo, available in orange and pink for Barty:

And a navy/white/pink/orange dress for Bertens:

Barty (number 2), Pliskova (3) and Bertens (5) enjoyed great success on court so far this year, and are among the favorites to win the US Open debuting on Monday 26th.

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Air Zoom Vapor X Kyrie 5 "NYC"

Revisiting the hybrid silhouette which mashes elements of Nick Kyrgios and basketball player Kyrie Irving‘s signature shoes, the NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor X Kyrie 5  arrives in time for Flushing Meadows.
This special version matches the purple and green color scheme of the New York City apparel collection.
Graffiti-inspired details on the Swoosh and torn-poster graphics on the toe bumper are integrated on the upper in tribute to both the city and its basketball culture.

The Air Zoom Vapor X Kyrie 5 NYC launches globally August 24. 

Kim Clijsters and her daughter, 2009 US Open

In 2007 at the age of 23, Kim Clijsters retired to start a family. Two years later she defeated Caroline Wozniacki in the US Open final to become the first mother to win a Grand Slam title since Evonne Goolagong in 1980.

From Bud Collins History of tennis:

Serena, the title holder, was the one constant in the quarterfinals – but who were these other folks?
Well, 23-year-old Kim Clijsters, the 2005 champ, looked familiar. However, she’d been retired almost three seasons, had a baby, and played only seven matches coming into New York as a wild card with no WTA ranking.

Amazingly, she also looked formidable, the lone unseeded/wild card entry to win the title, 7-5 6-3, over 19-year-old Caroline Wozniacki. As the first Dane to ascend to the final, Caroline had ousted 2004 champ Svetlana Kuznetsova 2-6 7-6 7-6 in the fourth round.

But of course, the sweetheart of Flushing – the crowds’ darling was 17-year-old Georgian Melanie Oudin; who tool off from number 70 and didn’t come down until number 9 Wozniacki stopped her in the quarters 6-2 6-2. But prior to that, come-backing Melanie the Fair Maid of Marietta, conducted her private war with Russia. Short, but long of baseline strokes and fight, she overcame numbers 36-4-29-13 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1 6-2, Elena Dementieva 5-7 6-4 6-3, Maria Sharapova 3-6 6-4 7-5, Nadia Petrova 1-6 7-6 6-3.

Co-favorites were the Sisters Williams, but Clijsters chased both of them, Venus in the fourth round 6-0 0-6 6-4, and Serena in a bizarre and contentious semi, 6-4 7-5. The latter disrupted the tournament, a match disintegrating on a sad though historic note – a penalty point leveled a raging Serena was the abrupt end. At 15-30, Serena serving a second ball, was called for a foot fault, stepping on the baseline. That made it 15-40, match point. Whereupon Serena lost her head and directed a profane, threatening tirade at the Japanese baseline judge, Shino Tsurubuchi, raising her racquet menacingly at the official. Since the American had already incurred a warning violation for smashing her racquet at the close of the first set, the next infraction – her blow-up – called for a penalty point from umpire Louise Engzell. That concluded the game and the match, an unprecedented closure without a ball being struck. Williams was fined $10,000 by the US Open, but later fined another $82,500 (a record fine) by the Grand Slam Committee. She was fortunate not to be suspended. Another stranger, number 50, Belgian Yanina Wickmayer, got to the semis, there beaten by Wozniacki, 6-3 6-3.