This is the innovative Nike Tennis footwear and apparel Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka will wear to compete day and night in New York at the last Grand Slam tournament of the year. And, because evening matches demand an elevated style, Sharapova and Williams will also wear footwear and apparel from the Nike NYC Night Collection that celebrates the unique energy and occasion of playing in this tournament under the lights.
The current world No. 1 and reigning New York champion, Serena Williams returns to New York looking for a remarkable sixth title at this historic venue. Williams will compete in the fierce Nike Serena Dress. Crafted so she can stay cool through to the final point, the Nike Serena Dress showcases a sublimated animal print for a bold and feminine style while leveraging all the benefits of Nike Dri-Fit fabric to keep her dry and comfortable.
Maria Sharapova returns to New York after missing last year's tournament due to injury. Coming off a magnificent victory at Roland Garros this year, she will compete in a unique Nike Maria Day Tunic specially designed to present a stylish and sleek silhouette but still deliver superior breathability and comfort. It uses a built-in bra design for lightweight support, and separate shorts deliver added coverage and tennis ball storage. Sharapova’s footwear choice is a customized version of the NikeiD Zoom Vapor 9 Tour.
Throughout the year, Eugenie Bouchard and Madison Keys have worn the Maria Team collection of Nike Tennis apparel that Sharapova helped develop. For New York, the players will wear the Nike Premier Maria Women's Tennis Sports Top made with sweat-wicking stretch fabric and mesh panels to help keep them dry and comfortable. A built-in bra offers a snug, supportive fit and a modified racerback delivers unrestricted movement. They will pair the top with the Nike Premier Maria Printed Women's Tennis Skirt which also uses sweat-wicking stretch fabric and includes built-in compression shorts that offer support and excellent range of motion.
Victoria Azarenka will compete wearing the Nike Premier Sleeveless Polo, Nike Printed Pleated Woven Skirt combination and Nike Lunar Ballistec footwear. The sleeveless polo has the familiar racerback design for enhanced mobility and a superbly ergonomic fit. It is made of Nike Dri-FIT fabric for optimal thermal management and comfort. The 12-inch skirt beautifully combines fashion with function in a classic pleated design that is laser-perforated for breathable performance.