The 2014 French Open began with cool temperatures and damp conditions. This forced many female players to cover their outfits with long-sleeved tops, postponing the anticipated fashion fair.
By the end of the week, the sun had come out, the layered frocks were off, and the show was on at Roland Garros.
With red clay as the catwalk, players have shown off trendy stripes, checks and florals. Chartreuse, that lime-tinted yellow, was everywhere. So were tangerine, orange and purple.
A few players, including Jelena Jankovic and Tomas Berdych, took risks that backfired. Others, like Maria Sharapova, played it too safe.
Sharapova, at 6'2", has fallen short on style in recent years. Her outfits are never bad enough to make the worst-dressed list. However, they aren't stylish enough to be considered among the best dressed.
So Sharapova is not on this list. Neither is the predictably poorly dressed Bethanie Mattek-Sands. That's only because she missed this year's French Open.
Merely wearing a well-designed garment does not earn a player a spot on the best-dressed list. The player must own the look and strut with a high "head-turning quotient."
Players make the worst-dressed list when an outfit goes wrong. It could be the fit, color, style or design. You know it when you see it. You start shaking your head.