Nike Tennis Unveils Top Women's Athlete Looks in Melbourne

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January 11, 2013

Nike Tennis Unveils Top Women's Athlete Looks in Melbourne

Collection features Nike Dri-FIT fabric and is designed to keep athletes cool and comfortable in warm temperatures.
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Nike Tennis has unveiled the looks its top women athletes -- including Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Vika Azarenka and Li Na -- will wear on the courts of Melbourne this month. Nike Dri-FIT fabric will play a key role in combating the warm temperatures of an Australian summer.

Serena Williams

Williams will debut the Pleated Knit Dress in Melbourne. The dress' stretch polyester incorporates Nike Dri-FIT material to help pull moisture away from the skin to the surface of the garment, keeping Williams dry and cool in the Australian heat. The Nike Sphere mesh has a 3-D structure that provides lightweight ventilation and keeps the product from clinging to the skin. The deep scoop in the neck and back increases mobility with a nonrestrictive fit, which is also accentuated by the merrow stitching in the pleated skirt.

Maria Sharapova

The Premier Maria Dress is a beautiful blend of style and performance befitting an athlete of Sharapova's grace and ability. The fabric features a new perforated stretch construction for enhanced cooling and mobility and a racerback design to increase support and range of motion. A shimmery finish is featured on the front that will catch light as Sharapova glides across the court. The ombre print makes a striking game-day statement.

Vika Azarenka

The current world No. 1 will step onto the court in Melbourne in the Flouncy Knit Dress. The body of the dress is made with iconic Dri-FIT fabric, with side and back panels to increase breathability and keep Azarenka dry and comfortable. The dress also features flatlock "princess" seams that reduce irritation and provide a flattering fit. A modified racerback design increases range of motion during play.

Li Na

Li Na will also benefit from Dri-FIT construction with a pique fabric that will keep her dry and comfortable during the tournament. The pintucks at the shoulder panel provide a flattering fit, and the contoured bodice seams mimic the body's natural shape. The three-button placket and elastic taping at the back reduce the potential for irritation caused by chafing, and the short sleeves have a self-fabric binding at the cuff.