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7 Stylish Summer Fashion Trends Set to Emerge from Wimbledon 2023

7 Stylish Summer Fashion Trends Set to Emerge from Wimbledon 2023

Wimbledon is the oldest tennis championship in the world and is held in Wimbledon, London every year. Regarded as one of the most prestigious events in the world, with both star-studded celebrities and royalty in attendance, Wimbledon is regal and so is the fashion that people in attendance sport. Everyone has their own style at Wimbledon, but they tend to follow an unwritten dress code. There’s no established dress code, but there is something to be said about it being such a prestigious event.

With celebrities and royalty in attendance, new fashion trends are bound to emerge, and here are our predictions for the fashion trends that will emerge from Wimbledon 2023 and into the summer trends.

Pleated skirts have resurfaced in recent years. Known as a staple in tennis wear, it’s become a recent fashion trend due to the resurgence of miniskirts. Pleated skirts are often seen on tennis courts, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them off the courts. With a distinctive pleat and flow, pleated skirts can be paired with just about anything. Hundreds of styles can be adapted to include a pleated skirt. Oftentimes, pleated skirts are paired with polos and classic white runners, which are another predicted style of ours to come out of Wimbledon 2023, but can be paired with absolutely anything. If you’re looking for a statement, try a pleated skirt in a bold colour and a white top, with heels. The heels can either be white or the same colour as the skirt. Don’t forget your sunglasses!

White runners are quite the staple in tennis wear as well – they’re called tennis shoes in the United States for a reason! They’re comfortable and suit the atmosphere of one of the world’s most prestigious tennis matches. We anticipate that white runners, that are clean, will be seen all over Wimbledon. Due to their extensive history at tennis matches, it’s a no-brainer that white runners will be seen long after Wimbledon is over.

Muted tones have been quite popular in the last few years due to designers and celebrities wearing everything from a light tan, to a dark brown, to a cream. Muted tones are perfect for any formal event, as they don’t draw too much attention, but still make one look polished and well put together. We predict that dresses, skirts and suits in muted tones will be in full force in Wimbledon, and from there, into summer trends. 

Light jumpsuits were seen in the crowd at last year’s Wimbledon but with the increasing trend in the flowy, prairie dresses, we can see the two being merged to create a flowy jumpsuit. A flowy jumpsuit is feminine and comfortable and can be made out of a simple, understated pattern or bold colour. It can also be paired with white runners or a simple summer sandal. A sunhat would complete the look, with sunhats being quite the staple in Wimbledon.

Half-zip pullovers are a comfy option. They can be seen all throughout sports, due to their adjustable and loose nature, and tennis is no different. We predict that we’ll see a lot of muted-toned half-zip pullovers after Wimbledon. They can be paired with a pleated skirt, a pair of smart trousers, or a button-down underneath the pullover. It’s a cosy way to embody the sportiness of the design, while also keeping yourself warm on those breezy summer nights.

Baseball caps are a way to keep the sun out of your eyes and to accessorise any summer outfit. Again, they’re a staple in the sporting community, but designers in the last two or three years have included countless baseball caps in their collections in many different styles. Whether they’re bejewelled, bold or simple, baseball caps will definitely become a trend after Wimbledon. They can be paired with your pleated skirt and heels, or your half-zip pullover and layered button-down. 

Lastly, dresses are one of the most common pieces of fashion that appear in Wimbledon. Whether it’s patterned, muted or colourful, dresses are staples of royalty and celebrities. They reappear every year without fail, but we predict that prairie dresses will be quite popular. Known for their long sleeves and billowing body, they’re a flowy, comfortable way to keep yourself cool and covered from the sun. We wouldn’t be surprised to see prairie dresses in summer fashion, paired with gladiator sandals and statement sunglasses.

Wimbledon is known for its regality and prestige, and we can’t wait to see more fashion trends emerge from one of the world’s most-watched events.

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Tennis Star Novak Djokovic Faces Deportation from Australia

Tennis Star Djokovic Faces Deportation from Australia

Men’s world number one tennis player, Novak Djokovic is at risk of being deported from Australia days before the beginning of the Australian Open after he had his visa revoked at a Melbourne airport on Thursday.

The Serbian had his visa application cancelled despite the fact he thought he had a medical exemption to avoid COVID-19 vaccination which would permit him to enter Australia and bypass the strict restrictions the country has currently in place.

Organizers of the tournament had granted him exemption by two independent medical panels organized by Tennis Australia and Victoria state.

‘Failed to provide appropriate evidence’

But in a statement, the Australian Border Force stated that Djokovic “failed to provide appropriate evidence to meet the entry requirements to Australia, and his visa has been subsequently cancelled.” It added: “Non-citizens who do not hold a valid visa on entry or who have had their visa cancelled will be detained and removed from Australia.”

The 34-year-old, who is currently staying in a government detention hotel, will now have to wait until Monday to learn whether he will be able to take part in the Australian Open and defend his title.

Scott Morrison, the Australian Prime Minister dismissed the idea that Djokovic was being treated unfairly and said that nobody was above the rules. But, said that the unclear nature of his vaccination status was focused on.

“When you get people making public statements – of what they say they have, and what they are going to do, and what their claims are – well they draw significant attention to themselves,” Mr Morrison affirmed to reporters.

“All I can say is that the evidence (for) medical exemption that was provided was found to be insufficient.”

Djokovic has kept hidden his vaccination status, however, has previously stated that he was “opposed to vaccination”.

‘Serbia will fight for Novak’

Aleksander Vucic, Serbia’s Prime Minister has heavily criticized the treatment of Djokovic claiming that he was a victim of “harassment” and that “the whole of Serbia” was by his side. He also stated that he has been in contact with the world number one to offer support.

“I told our Novak that the whole of Serbia is with him and that our bodies are doing everything to see that the harassment of the world’s best tennis player is brought to an end immediately”, he stated.

“In line with all norms of international law, Serbia will fight for Novak, truth and justice. Novak is strong, as we all know.”

Former director of the Australian Open, Paul McNamee, has given his opinion saying: “He played by the rules, he got his exemption, he’s a nine-time champion, whether people like it or not he’s entitled to fair play. He doesn’t make the rules. He deserves his day on court, not in court in my opinion.”

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The US Open – All You Need To Know

The US Open – All You Need To Know

2021’s exciting and unpredictable slam season is to be concluded by the US Open in New York. In a year which has seen a number of shocks and surprises made evident by the 12 different semi-finalists seen in the other grand slam tournaments, the US Open is set to be a captivating watch.

When does the US Open begin?

Qualifying for the tournament is already underway, beginning this week. The singles main draw is to commence on Monday 30th August with the doubles to begin on Wednesday 1st September.

As the competition goes on, dates will change. When the US Open reaches the quarterfinal stages for the singles, they will be played across Tuesday and Wednesday of the second week. Women’s semi-finals as well as the doubles semi-finals will be played on Thursday 9th September.

The men’s and women’s singles finals are scheduled to take place on Saturday 11th September. On the same day but played earlier will be the mixed doubles final. While the doubles finals will occur on the following Sunday.

Who will be featuring?

The US Open has suffered a number of high-profile withdrawals during the past few months. Players such as the mercurial Roger Federer and the 4-time US Open champion Rafael Nadal confirming they will be missing out. Nadal announced earlier this year that he will be out for the rest of 2021 due to a foot injury while Federer announced he will be missing due to the setback suffered during Wimbledon.

Other prominent names including Stan Wawrinka and US Open defending champion Dominic Thiem will also be missing out.

On the women’s side, there situation is far more unharmed. However, sisters and well-loved tennis players Serena and Venus Williams have both announced that they have withdrawn from the tournament due to injuries. Despite their injuries, most of the world’s best women will still be battling it out to become the US Open champion. The likes of Ashleigh Bary, Iga Swiatek and defending champion Naomi Osaka will all be featuring, amongst others.

Who are the top seeds?

Men’s seedings:

  • 1. Novak Djokovic
  • 2. Daniil Medvedev
  • 3. Stefanos Tsitsipas
  • 4. Alexander Zverev
  • 5. Andrey Rublev
  • 6. Matteo Berrettini
  • 7. Denis Shapovalov
  • 8. Casper Ruud
  • 9. Pablo Carreno Busta
  • 10. Hubert Hurkacz

Women’s seedings:

  • 1. Ashleigh Barty
  • 2. Naomi Osaka
  • 3. Aryna Sabalenka
  • 4. Elina Svitolina
  • 5. Karolina Pliskova
  • 6. Iga Swiatek
  • 7. Bianca Andreescu
  • 8. Garbine Muguruza
  • 9. Barbora Krejcikova
  • 10. Belinda Bencic

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Serena Williams Anger

Why We Should Channel Our Inner Serena Williams

Serena Williams’ anger during the US Open final was justified, and more women should tap in to their inner fury. 

On Saturday 8 September, Serena Williams competed for her seventh title in a finals match against Naomi Osaka, and the rest will be history. Our children will say: “Remember when women weren’t allowed to be angry?”

Umpire Carlos Ramous issued a violation against Williams, following her coach giving her hand signals throughout the game. Williams went on to smash her racket on the ground and was issued another violation and a point penalty. Finally, a verbal discussion with Ramos ended with Williams calling the umpire a “thief” and being given a game penalty. Since the exchange, Williams has been fined $17,000 for three code violations and has even been turned into a racist caricature that populates the internet, alongside never-ending examples of slander.

The issue here is not with these penalties occurring, rather with the unfairness of them rarely being issued to other, male offenders. Retyping these events, it is impossible to stop the anger that rises up. And yet, that is exactly what women have been told to do for centuries. For men, anger is an idolized trait—it displays bravery, leadership and has aided in the act of subduing a woman, throughout history. For the silent, polite woman that exists within the societal eye, anger like Williams’ indicates that she is “hysterical” or having a “meltdown”.

For men, anger is an idolized trait—it displays bravery, leadership and has aided in the act of subduing a woman, throughout history. For the silent, polite woman that exists within the societal eye, anger like Williams’ indicates that she is “hysterical” or having a “meltdown”

These words, so naturally coming to the tongue of the men that spoke them, attack Williams’ temperament and generate an image of weakness. Williams on the other hand—a powerful Black athlete—exudes strength from every muscle in her body. Williams’ behaviour has also been criticised as robbing Osaka of the highlight of her career, presenting Williams as a monstrous figure that goes back on the weak, hysterical interpretation.

Instead, by expressing her feelings, Williams has performed the “angry black woman” stereotype and has provided a catalyst for even more discrimination against black women. In other words, she cannot win here. With it being revealed that she has been drug tested more than the top American men and women’s players this year, and following the ban issued on her custom Nike cat suit, it is clear that Williams is being singled out.

Following the match, retired US tennis star Andy Roddick tweeted, “I’ve regrettably said worse and I’ve never gotten a game penalty”. In other news, French tennis player Alize Cornet also recently received a code violation for briefly changing her shirt on the court—something countless male players have done with no repercussions. The double standards here are shocking.

Male athletes who have made similar accusations to the umpire, and only received a verbal warning: allowed to be angry. The swarms of people who are indignant that Williams should call a male sports official sexist: allowed to be angry. The female athletes who experience this sexism: not allowed to be angry.

Osaka’s victory has made her the first Japanese woman to win the women’s singles title in the US Open and it is no secret that she considers Williams her idol. Osaka also has African heritage—she told U.S.A Today that when people see her they “are confused. From my name, they don’t expect to see a black girl.”

It is clear that Williams’ legacy is inspiring black girls to be like her, and also to beat her. In light of this, this step back into a more misogynistic era becomes a progression for ethnic women everywhere. It is Williams’s determination and perseverance that can inspire not only budding tennis players, but also every woman in our society. It is her rage that can be used productively to unite women. Anger can be used to instigate change and to abolish the societal limitation of thinking through stereotypes.

“You owe me an apology”, is something we’re allowed to say.

“I’m not a cheat” is okay to tell someone if they’re attacking your character.

“I’m going to continue to fight for women,” should be said in anger, by all of us.

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