Monday, August 30, 2010
With Serena Williams pulling out of the US Open with injury someone needed to step up and wear the dress designed for her by Nike. You know they weren't going to let it go to waste. And now we know who got it: Victoria Azarenka.
The Belarussian basher debuted the Women's NYC Control Court Dress ($90) in black during her topsy-turvy 6-0, 5-7, 6-1 first round victory over Romania's Monica Niculescu.
My first thought after seeing Vika in the dress? It's really not her style. This dress is def better than what she wore at the Nike event last week (which seemed like two unrelated pieces thrown together) but it feels older and not as fun and bright as her usual duds. The other colorway - blue laquer - would've been a better choice particularly for the day matches.
But, hey, maybe ReRe's Grand Slam magic will rub off on Vika and she'll finally break through. A happy accident, perhaps (and what lady baller couldn't use that?)
[Photo(s): Nick Laham/Getty Images]