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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Two Women Off to Play Tennis, 1925
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Lili De Alvarez, 1926
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Madge Bellamy, 1930
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Tennis Players, 1930
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English Tennis Players, 1938
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Carole Lombard, 1938
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Mary Healy, 1940
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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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Tennis Players, 1901
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A Model Wearing a Tennis Dress, 1950
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Althea Gibson, 1949
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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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A Model Wearing Teddy Tinling, 1968
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Gussie Moran, 1968
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Billie Jean King, 1975
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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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Victoria Azarenka, 2002
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Sabine Lisicki and Samantha Stosur, 2011
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Venus Williams, 2013
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Serena Williams, 2009
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