Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Paris Open Roland Garros tennis fashions 2014. Hairy armpits? Umpires,linesmen and ballboys. Jos Buttler. Cricket fashion? worn by England in the One Day Internationals.

Tennis fashion at the Paris Open is more varied this year. Players are in stripes, floral and patterned outfits, or in plain colour combinations, some of which are quite garish. Orange teamed with purple or royal blue is a favourite but it works, especially on Garbiñe Muguruza from Spain in orange and purple. She shaves under her armpits, unlike the current trend? set by Madonna this March.

Garbine Muguruza of Spain smiles during her women's singles match against Serena Williams of the U.S. at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris
Garbiñe Muguruza 
Madonna, March 2914
Svletlana Kuznetzova from Russia was very orange
Andy Murray and Fernando Verdasco after their hard fought match

Kim Sears could make a fortune for advertising sunglasses and hair products. She has a busy website, for her Brushes and Paws portraits of dogs and cats.

Andy Murray and Fernando Vasco both wore lurid fluorescent yellow for their match, with white caps and identical coloured shorts: it was difficult to sort them out, except by their shoes: (Murray's were black and Verdasco's yellow). Murray’s shoes have a herring-bone pattern on the soles, which help him grip better on the clay court, whereas at Wimbledon his soles have a pimple pattern for the grass. 

Andy kept his cap on even in the gloaming late match against the gallant German Philipp Kohlschreiber, and his hair was very straggly in the hole at the back.  He told an interviewer that he didn't have time to queue for a haircut at Roland Garros, but has had it cut since.

Judy Murray

Judy Murray was good and quiet and looked attractive with a smart haircut and a sort of Aztec top under a military jacket and jeans. It is odd but she and Kim Sears never seem to sit together for Andy Murray's matches. Kim was looking demure in a dress with a white collar for Andy's long match against Kohlschreiber ( which translates to cabbagewriter), and grey for yesterday's match against Spain's Fernando Verdasco.

Jelena Jankovic from Serbia wears stripes with a sort of midriff brace and red shoes. She sent a ball over between play which landed on Sara Errani's back but didn't apologise.

 Jelena Jankovic from Serbia in a designer dress by Ginny Hilfiger.  
Photo: AP 
Taylor Townsend, from the U.S, wore a swirly patterned skirt, with pink shoes.
Photo: AP 
Agnieszka Radwanska - French Open: Day 6
Agnieszka Radwanska's flowery dress
Sloane Stephens from the USA looked good in yellow
Sloane Stephens' shoes. 
Many players wore matching shoes
Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic competes against John Isner of the U.S. in their men's singles match at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris June 1, 2014. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in flowery top

Maria Sharapova is not always pretty,  
despite her fetching pink and orange combo.
She is still shrieking.
Cool French linesman

Ball boys, linesmen and umpires (not many ballgirls or women officials) looked smart in practical sporty clothes. They all seem a lot younger than the ones at Wimbledon.

 Elegant umpire Pascal Maria was sworn at by Fernando Verdasco 
after an ace won him the game but was called out. 
Murray graciously conceded the point after Fernando refused to go back on court.

Spectators sported Panama hats en masse

Footnote to tennis fashions in Paris:

Wicketkeeper Jos Buttler, the new star of the England cricket side, in Waitrose kit. He scored England's fastest ODI century, with a total of 121 off 74 balls against Sri Lanka in the 4th One Day International on Saturday at Lords. He should have stayed in his crease though, in the 5th ODI, after he had been warned,  and deserved to be stumped. 

Cricket fashion
 - advertising an upmarket grocery chain