Made in Italy: Fila

This article is part of our Italian Week on Tennis Buzz.

Extract of John McEnroe’s autobiography, Serious:

The first time I ever saw Borg, I was a ballboy for him.
He would have been 15 or 16, I was 12 or 13. I thought he was incredible-looking – the long hair, the headband, that little bit of scruff on his face that he’d get from not shaving for a couple of weeks.
And the Fila outfit – the tight shirts and short shorts… I loved that stuff! I would have trade anything, back then, to get a Fila striped shirt; a jacket was a big deal. (As a matter of fact, I did once trade about half the contents of my suitcase for a Fila jacket, and it almost fit!)

The cooperation of Swedish tennis legend Bjorn Borg, and Fila is one of the most famous and successful chapters of Tennis fashion history. Some of those clothes belong to the most beautiful tennis and lifestyle wear ever created. Borg was well known for his signature look of an on court polo and a post match zip jacket that blended a classic look with strong 70’s styling.

Bjorn Borg

Fila Bjorn Borg

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Petra Kvitova:

Kim Clijsters:


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Kim Clijsters

Kim Clijsters

Kim Clijsters

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Big surprise today at the Open GDF Suez, Petra Kvitova defeats Kim Clijsters in straight sets and captures her third career title.

Petra Kvitova

Mattek-Sands and Shaughnessy capture the doubles title with their win over Makarova-Dushevina.

Mattek-Shaughnessy

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Not much to say about the first semifinal: Kvitova dispatched Mattek-Sands 6-2 6-0 in 59 minutes.

Petra Kvitova

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