As one of the four major tournaments in tennis, the French Open is more than an opportunity for players to etch their names in the history books—it’s the perfect chance for sportswear brands to take center stage as the whole world looks on.
Throughout the rich history of Roland Garros, we’ve seen on-court style evolve from fashion-forward to performance-heavy. Where the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s were dominated by bold and colorful ensembles, these days players are more concerned with the performance edge they can gain from their respective gear. Still, as tennis fans, we’ve witnessed the best of both extremes over the decades. With the 2014 French Open in full swing, we take a look back at some of the most memorable outfits worn on the iconic clay courts at Roland Garros.
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