Julia Goerges Australian Open outfit

Fila sponsored players will hit the Melbourne courts wearing the new Platinum Collection. The women’s and men’s Platinum collection will be available on FILA.com and at tennis specialty retailers.

Jelena Jankovic:

Jelena Jankovic Australian Open outfit

Julia Goerges:

Julia Goerges Australian Open outfit

Julia Goerges Australian Open outfit

Sam Querrey:

Sam Querrey Australian Open outfit

Andreas Seppi:

Andreas Seppi Australian Open outfit

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Caroline Wozniacki Australian Open 2015 dress by Stella McCartney

Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki will hit the Australian Open courts in a new dress designed by Stella McCartney.

Caroline Wozniacki AO2015 dress by Stella McCartney

The dress looks a lot like last year’s outfit, do you like it?

Wozniacki will also the adidas by Stella McCartney Barricade 2015 shoes:

adidas Barricade 2015 by Stella McCartney

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New Balance 2015 collection

On Thursday October 23rd I represented Tennis-Buzz at a press day hosted at the Hoxton Arches, London, where New Balance showcased its SS15 collections.
With soon-to-be-released sports performance and lifestyle clothing products on show, together with an extensive new footwear collection, I was of course particularly keen to get a sneak peek of the latest tennis gear to be worn by Milos Raonic and Nicole Gibbs (amongst others) for the 2015 season.

Stealing the show was the MC (men’s collection) and WC (women’s collection) 996v2 footwear; The shoes were equipped with PROBANK, NDURE and REVLOTE technologies to enable athletes to remain light on their feet without sacrificing durability or support for grueling matches. This easy-on-the-eye product was my favourite item in the new collection.

New Balance 2015 collection

Other stand-out, and more traditional looking footwear included the MC896v1 and MC696v2.

Nicole Gibbs New Balance Australian Open outfit

I was also able to take a look at the New Balance kit to be worn by Nicole Gibbs at the smart 2015 Australian and French Open’s (no word on what Milos will be wearing as yet).

Nicole Gibbs New Balance French Open outfit

All in all it was a fun event, with plenty of new products across New Balance’s range of categories such as cricket, running and of course tennis. And one thing is for sure, regardless of how New Balance tennis athletes perform next year, they’ll certainly look the part.

By Andreas Plastiras

Thanks to Gung Ho and New Balance for the invite!

Li Na

Enjoy the third edition of Break Point, our monthly roundup of the best tennis-related articles on the web:

Li Na announced her retirement last month. Read Stephanie’s tribute to the 2-time Grand Slam champion: Thanks Li Na

– another, most surprising retirement: Australian hope Ash Barty, aged 18, takes indefinite break from tennis

– SI.com’s Courtney Nguyen is taking a month-long tour of tennis tournaments in Asia, read her adventures: Asia Tennis Travels: A fall season travelogue to the Far East

– the Australian Open is already around the corner. Single session and ground passes go on sale on Tuesday 7 October. Check out Mel’s post about ticketing changes due to the Margaret Court Arena upgrade. Also read her Guide to the Australian Open.

– following Spain’s loss to Brazil, Carlos Moya stepped down as Spanish Davis Cup captain. The choice of Gala León as Spain’s new Davis Cup captain stirs debate

And don’t miss on Tennis Buzz:
Bienvenue à Lille for the Davis Cup final
Michael Westphal, the German Davis Cup hero
Roland Garros opens its doors