Gael Monfils in color coordinated Asics Gear
The French Open is perhaps the most fashionable of the Grand Slams.
It takes place in Paris, one of the fashion capitals of the world.
Wimbledon restricts players to wearing boring all white. The Australian Open takes place in January when those in the Western world are wearing coats. The U.S. Open and its late-night matches have delivered some stunning evening wear on court.
But there's something about the French Open, the tournament that ushers in the summer season, that brings out some of the best and worst in tennis fashion.
It's not just the ladies, though. The men are wearing some note-worthy outfits too. We see the always colorful Gael Monfils looking smashing in his Asics gear. But then there's the stoic Tomas Berdych in his ho-hum H&M threads.
Monica Puig in match against Madison Keys
Puerto Rico's Monica Puig wore a pastel blue and yellow dress made by Adidas. It's simple yet elegant. The colors complement her skin and the fit flatters her figure.
The top looks 100 percent athletic and could easily be a jogging tank. Meanwhile, the base is feminine and flowing.
Gael Monfils at 2013 French Open
Gael Monfils may need to offer apologies to French tennis and fashion icon, the late Rene Lacoste. The Lacoste brand outfitted the officials, the ball boys and most of the French players.
But as usual, Monfils slides to a different tune. His Asics outfit looks beach-chic.
It's casual and cool. That shirt would look just as great with a pair of jeans as it does on the court.
Serena Williams serves at 2013 French Open
Serena Williams' Nike tennis dress is sophisticated yet fun.
The form-fitting soft V-neck dress is high-fashion. The peak-a-boo orange shorts are what make this ensemble work.
Coordinated with her headband, wristbands and sneakers, the shorts show off Serena's sassy side.
Roger Federer walks off court with Pablo Carreno-Busta
Pablo Carreno-Busta knew he had a first-round match with the great Roger Federer.
He also knew his chances were slim to nil.
At least he looked pretty fab in that Joma shirt.
Carreno-Busta rocked an ultra hip shirt from Joma, a Spanish sportswear company. Next to Federer's plain Nike T-shirt, that Joma was jumping.
Venus Williams in opening-round match at 2013 French Open
Let's see, a 6'1" woman with long slender legs and the body of a super model decides to dress like...a clown on its day off?
To be fair, the actual skirt and top Venus designed for the French Open were covered because it was cool. Too bad Venus was ousted from the tournament before she could wear the cute pink number she designed.
Instead, we got what looked like pajamas.
Tomas Berdych readies for forehand.
Besides the fact that this top-10 player is wearing cheap H&M gear, this outfit screams "old dude playing tennis".
Pick any tennis court anywhere, on any weekend and you will see some 63-year-old dude dressed exactly like this.
Berdych signed a deal with H&M to represent its first line of tennis clothing. Like Berdych, H&M may need to rethink its approach before Wimbledon.
Perhaps she was going for tie-died hippie chic or Karate Kid couture. Whatever she was trying, she missed the mark. It's just too much.
John-Patrick Smith with his doubles partner Marinko Matosevic
No diamond in the rough here. Australia's John-Patrick Smith, playing men's doubles, looked horrible in this blue and white diamond top and black and white hat.
Ryan Harrison at 2013 French Open
Yes, it's preppy, but so is tennis. This blue and white Nike ensemble is Cape Cod cool.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands has been doing the baseball babe thing for years now. It remains as tacky as ever. At least she stopped with the war paint under her eyes.