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The 'It-Girls' of The WTA

Post by Grossefavourite » Sep Tue 14, 2021 9:06 am

Ever since Serena announced her pregnancy in 2017, there's been a new it-girl each year. In 2017, it was Sloane Stephens, sort-of; 2018, Osaka and Gauff; 2019, Andreescu; 2020, Swiatek; 2021, Raducanu and Fernandez. According to the Post, Raducanu is on her way to Billion Dollar status. Except for Osaka, however, there's been no 'it' thereafter, Gauff notwithstanding. New reality? BTW, did Swiatek get an invite to the Met Gala like Raducanu and Fernandez or is she already forgotten?

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Re: The 'It-Girls' of The WTA

Post by Grossefavourite » Sep Tue 14, 2021 9:55 am

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Re: The 'It-Girls' of The WTA

Post by serenarulz09 » Sep Tue 14, 2021 10:27 pm

Looks like Osaka’s image matches her tennis for all of 2021. All sorts of crazy.

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Re: The 'It-Girls' of The WTA

Post by Joylan1 » Sep Wed 15, 2021 10:14 am

Well you know what they say. "It's take a whole lot of money to look that bad"

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Re: The 'It-Girls' of The WTA

Post by Joylan1 » Sep Wed 15, 2021 10:20 am

Well you know what they say. "It's take a whole lot of money to look that cheap"

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Re: The 'It-Girls' of The WTA

Post by Grossefavourite » Sep Wed 15, 2021 10:28 am

'It-Boys' too. Looks like everybody got an invite. No need to win GS titles anymore.

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Re: The 'It-Girls' of The WTA

Post by Grossefavourite » Sep Wed 15, 2021 10:28 am

Shocking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: The 'It-Girls' of The WTA

Post by Grossefavourite » Sep Wed 15, 2021 2:05 pm

Teen US Open breakout star Leylah Fernandez wore a Met Gala dress inspired by tennis royalty - Venus and Serena Williams

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Just days after taking down multiple tennis superstars on the sport's biggest stage, up-and-coming tennis star Leylah Fernandez is emulating other tennis legends away from the court.

The 19-year-old Canadian wunderkind — who made a stunning run to the 2021 US Open final earlier this month — made her first-ever appearance at the Met Gala in a black-and-white Carolina Herrera dress. While Fernandez's attire may have looked simple compared to the ornate outfits many others donned at the star-studded event, the young athlete's dress was a meaningful tribute to two of her sport's greatest athletes — Venus and Serena Williams.

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In 1998, when tennis' most famous sisters were right around Fernandez's current age, iconic photographer Annie Leibovitz shot Venus and Serena for Vogue. The then-budding stars — who had yet to win a Grand Slam at the time but were quickly rising the tennis ranks — posed in black-and-white striped dresses from none other than Carolina Herrera.

Surely Fernandez's decision to emulate Venus and Serena with her own striped Carolina Herrera dress was intentional. Some 23 years after the Williams sisters' shoot with Leibovitz, they are bona fide tennis royalty with 30 Grand Slam singles titles between them.

Fernandez finds herself in a similar position to Venus and Serena from the time of that Vogue shoot. She's fresh off of her first-ever Grand Slam final appearance at this year's US Open and maybe on the brink of tennis greatness herself, just like the 1998 Williams sisters were.

Perhaps the black-and-white dress is the last piece of the puzzle before Fernandez breaks through for her first Grand Slam victory. After all, within two years of wearing those gowns, Venus and Serena captured the first of many major titles.

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