Women and Tennis Fashion Through the Years

Which decade aced the perfect marriage between comfort and style?
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As the U.S. Open commences, and stokes our cravings for crisp tennis whites, we're looking back at how women's style on court has evolved. From the loose, court-sweeping knits of the '20s to today's lycra-infused mini-skirts, tennis attire has steadily done a 180. Which decade aced the perfect marriage between comfort and style? That's for you to decide.
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Suzanne Lenglen, 1920
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Tire, Motorcycle, Wheel, Automotive tire, Automotive lighting, Fender, Racquet sport, Strings, Tennis, Rim,
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Two Women Off to Play Tennis, 1925
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White, Sunglasses, Monochrome, Goggles, Cap, Jacket, Street fashion, Bicycle wheel, Fur, Strings,
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Lili De Alvarez, 1926
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Human body, Dress, Photograph, Vintage clothing, Knee, One-piece garment, Day dress, Retro style, Costume, Dance,
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Madge Bellamy, 1930
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Face, Leg, Sitting, Human leg, Photograph, Shoe, White, Style, Knee, Beauty,
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Tennis Players, 1930
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Leg, Social group, Youth, Knee, Athletic shoe, Jumping, Monochrome, Crew, Walking shoe, Sculpture,
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English Tennis Players, 1938
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Leg, Lip, Daytime, Skin, Sports equipment, Human leg, Photograph, White, Tennis, Elbow,
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Carole Lombard, 1938
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Skin, Human leg, Photograph, Mesh, Chest, Tennis racket, Waist, Thigh, Beauty, Abdomen,
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Mary Healy, 1940
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Leg, Shoe, Human leg, Photograph, White, Sitting, Comfort, Style, Monochrome, Knee,
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Jane Russel and a Friend On a Tennis Court, 1944
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Katharine Hepburn, 1944
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Human leg, Shoe, Style, Brick, Dress, Street fashion, Monochrome photography, Monochrome, Knee, Black-and-white,
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Tennis Players, 1901
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A Model Wearing a Tennis Dress, 1950
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Sitting, Monochrome, Vintage clothing, Portrait photography, Portrait,
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Althea Gibson, 1949
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Window, Shoe, Human leg, Style, Waist, Dress, Chest, Trunk, One-piece garment, Day dress,
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A Model Wearing Teddy Tinling, 1951
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Models in Tennis Tea Interval Outfits, 1951
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Tennis Costumes, 1956
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Tennis Player, 1966
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Finger, Cap, Elbow, Thigh, Chest, Racket, Racquet sport, Baseball cap, Tennis racket, Strings,
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A Model Wearing Teddy Tinling, 1968
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Human leg, Photograph, White, Style, Tennis racket, Knee, Beauty, Playing sports, Black, Muscle,
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Gussie Moran, 1968
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Human leg, Crowd, Entertainment, Audience, Performing arts, Style, Dancer, Thigh, Dancesport, Championship,
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Billie Jean King, 1975
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Leg, Shoe, Dress, Style, Monochrome, Day dress, Child model, One-piece garment, Foot, Sandal,
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Lea Pericoli and Carol Kalogeropoulos Wearing Ted Tinling, 1970
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Julie Heldman Wearing Ted Tinling, 1971
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Designer Ted Tinling With Tennis Players, 1973
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Santa Carling, 1984
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Fashion Designer Mary McFadden, 1988
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Martina Hingis, 2002
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Dress, Electric blue, Chest, Cobalt blue, Active tank, Hair accessory, Headband, Headpiece, Sleeveless shirt, Cocktail dress,
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Victoria Azarenka, 2002
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Sabine Lisicki and Samantha Stosur, 2011
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Human body, Hand, Street fashion, Fashion, Cap, Sleeveless shirt, Necklace, Day dress, Baseball cap, Headpiece,
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Venus Williams, 2013
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Serena Williams, 2009
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