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Wimbledon: The 13 best tennis player style moments of all time

From Serena Williams to Emma Raducanu, there have been plenty of iconic fashion moments on court...

Wimbledon best fashion moments
Lauren Ramsay
Lauren RamsayOnline Writer
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Wimbledon is back for 2023 on Monday July 3 and as always, we're expecting a slew of stellar outfits from tennis fans, celebrities and stylish royals alike who will be watching the tournament from the stands. 

Lest we forget though, that Wimbledon is another sporting competition where the outfits on court are as stylish as they are off. Despite the super strict 'tennis whites' dress code which has been in place since the tournaments beginnings in the late 1800s, players have constantly experimented with silhouettes, textures and patterns.

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These are some of the most stylish, experimental takes on the all-white tennis wardrobe of all time.

Althea Gibson, 1956

L - R, Althea Gibson of the United States (1927 - 2003) and Patricia Ward of Great Britain (1929 - 1985) walk onto Centre Court for their Women's Singles Second Round match at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship on 26th June 1951 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, England. Althea Gibson won the match  6 - 0, 2 - 6, 6 - 4. Althea Gibson become the first African American player to win a Grand Slam singles title by winning the 1956 French Open and repeated that feat at the 1957 and 1958 Wimbledon and United States Open Championships. (Photo by Douglas Miller/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)© Douglas Miller
Althea Gibson walks onto Centre Court for her Women's Singles Second Round match at the Wimbledon on 26th June 1951

Althea Gibson became the first African American player to win a Grand Slam singles title by winning the 1956 French Open and repeated that feat in 1957 at Wimbledon. Her collegiate 'G' monogrammed cardigan ensured a winning look on court.

Margaret Court, 1960s

Margaret Court at Wimbledon in the 60s© Getty
Margaret Court

Margaret Court of Australia made the case for wide collars in the 60s wearing a pink-trimmed dress with chunky buttons.

Lea Pericoli, 1965

Lea Pericoli Wimbledon Tennis Championships 1965© Getty
Lea Pericoli

Italian player Lea oozed 60s chic in a ruffled white mini dress trimmed with roses paired with a chunky white headband designed by British sportwear designer Teddy Tinling at Wimbledon.

Billie Jean King, 1975

Billie Jean King at Wimbledon in 1975© Getty
Billie Jean King

BJK won the championships in a white dress with a blue floral trim and matching Adidas trainers. She threw a navy blue cardigan on to accept her trophy from the Duke of Kent.

Anna White, 1985

Anne White Wimbledon Tennis Championships 1985© Getty
Anne White

USA's Anna White made jaws drop when she stepped in an iconic white lycra one piece in 1985. She paired with a navy paisley print headband.

Venus Williams, 2000

Venus Williams at Wimbledon in 2000© Getty
Venus Williams

Venus beat her younger sister Serena in a white Reebok dress with bright orange racer back straps and a major cut-outs.

Anna Kournikova, 2002

Anna Kournikova Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2002© Getty
Anna Kournikova

Anna made the case for asymmetric in an Adidas vest with an off-centre v-neck and a curved hem.

Serena Williams, 2004

Serena Williams© Getty
Serena Williams

The seven-time Wimbledon singles champion wore the most daring outfit of all time in 2004, wearing a Nike mini dress with sheer panels along the torso and a tassled hem.

Maria Sharapova, 2005

Maria Sharapova Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2005© Getty
Maria Sharapova

Maria played Venus Williams in the 2005 semi final wearing a Nike dress with orange and green detailing and a low hem pleated skirt.

Serena Williams, 2010

Serena Williams Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2010© Getty
Serena Williams

Serena won the singles final in 2010 wearing a white dress with a subtle pink trim. To accept her trophy she threw the coolest matching cropped cape.

Petra Kvitová, 2011 

Petra Kvitova Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2011© Getty
Petra Kvitova

Petra beat Sharapova in the 2011 singles final making the case for monochrome in a low neck vest with black detailing paired with a black and white striped skirt

Coco Gauff, 2021

Coco Gauff Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2021© Getty
Coco Gauff

Coco had a princess moment in a New Balance vest and extra floaty mini skirt

Emma Raducanu, 2022

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Emma Raducanu of United Kingdom in action against Caroline Garcia of France at The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club at Wimbledon on June 29th, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Simon Bruty/Anychance/Getty Images)© Simon M Bruty
Emma Raducanu in action on June 27, 2022

The 19-year-old wonderkid defeated Alison Van Uytvanck in the opening round of Wimbledon on 27 June, wearing £30,000 worth of Tiffany jewellery. Game. Set. Match. 

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