There’s been a lot of talk about female fashions at the Australian Open and rightfully so, but what about the bling? Many have discussed that too short, too revealing, too bold on-court attire can be a distraction to players and their opponents, yet their jewelry can do the same thing.
Several competitors have been seen wearing long dangling earrings, necklaces, bracelets and even rings during tournament play. Aside from interfering with their game, most of these sparklers are so expensive, that losing them during a match could be an even worse distraction. In fact, the term “tennis bracelet” itself became popular when Chris Evert lost her diamond bracelet during the 1987 U.S. Open Championship. She requested the match be suspended until she found it.
Nowadays the bling of female tennis players goes well beyond the tennis bracelet. Serena Williams has a sweet spot for jewelry and she won’t even enter a match without her lucky ring, “The Famous Pave Dome Lucky Ring” from her HSN signature collection. She’s absent from the Australian Open due to injury, though her sister Venus has been seen rocking these diamond stunners on the court.