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Australian Open 2014 - Worst Looks

The best dressed men  and women have already been crowned. Naturally, it's time to reflect on the looks and fashions that failed to inspire. Across the board, most of the players looked great at the  2014 Australian Open .  However, there were definitely a couple head-scratching looks on display down under.  These players earned a Fashion Fault in Melbourne:  1. Novak Djokovic's Shirt Novak's semi-ying-yang shirt in drab gray and black did not suit up well on the blue Melbourne court.  2. Milos Raonic's Shirt The young Canadian's strange orange shirt with patterns looked somewhat Charlie Brown-esque.  3. Caroline Wozniacki's Dress Stella McCartney's designs for Adidas tennis have been missing the mark for the past couple seasons.  Also note the clumsy racer back design featured on the back of the dress in the picture below.  4. Serena Williams' Jacket Serena showed up on court during the 100+ degree Fahrenheit weather w

Australian Open 2014: Best Dressed Men

A number of men looked splendid at this year's 2014 Australian Open .  Here's a look at the top 5 outfits that the men were rocking.  1. Roger Federer Roger Federer made a much-heralded return to form (tennis and fashion) in Melbourne. Here's hoping that his Nike kits and tennis look as good for the rest of the 2014 season.  2. David Ferrer David exhibited some  bad behavior down under. However, his grey Lotto shirt, accented with lime green piping and wristbands, was eye-catching against the blue tennis courts.  3. Sam Querrey  Sam Querrey looked sporty and fresh in his new Fila duds.  4. Tommy Haas Tommy thankfully signed a deal with Ellesse. Hopefully this means no more mismatched kits and black socks .  5. Stan Wawrinka  Who would have predicted Wawrinka would be in the winner's circle at the end of the Australian Open fortnight? He looked fantastic and ecstatic in his red and white Yonex kit. 

Australian Open 2014: Best Dressed Ladies

Li Na was crowned the Australian Open 2014 champion and by fault also makes the best dressed list this year.  Overall, the top apparel manufacturers have moved away from the yellow and yellow-accented kits which have dominated player looks since the Australian Open switched over to blue courts (from green courts) in 2008.  Let's take a look at the ladies whose sartorial sensibilities Aced the 2014 Australian Open : 1. Vika Azarenka The two-time defending champion was knocked out of the tournament in the Quarter Finals by Aga Radwanska. However, her Nike kit was perfect. The pink contrasted well against Melbourne's ocean of blue courts. In addition, her patterned top prevent a reappearance of the bat signal sweat mark which made her 2013 US Open kit so unfashionable .  2.  Angelique Kerber Angelique Kerber sported Adidas's kit, but managed to look fantastic wearing blue-on-blue-on-blue courts. Angelique wasn't given the marquee Adidas

Who Wore it Better? Genie, Maria, or Madison

A number of astute tennis fans have come down with Genie-mania .  Genie Bouchard is in the QF of the 2014 Australian Open, which is the furthest the 19-year old has ever gone at a major.  In addition to her talent, Genie's been blessed with good looks and a major title will likely knock her into the marketing superstar stratosphere currently occupied by Maria Sharapova .  Genie is rocking the Nike Maria Sharapova collection which also graced Madison Keys , the up-and-coming American teenager, at the tournament.  Maria also donned the same outfit with a different colored top two weeks ago during her run to the SF round in Sydney.  As you can see below, Genie is tucking her top while Maria and Madison wore their shirts out.  Madison and Maria also appear to have on shorter skorts while Genie's is at a more modest length.  Who wore it better? Genie Bouchard Maria Sharapova Madison Keys

On the Line - Tennis Quotes of the Week

The record-setting heat in Melbourne has been brutal on players and spectators throughout the first week of the 2014 Australian Open.  Maybe we can blame the soaring temperatures on this week's wacky statements from some of the pros and officials.  Did GlamSpinTennis miss any great ones? Add your favorite quotes below. Quote of the TOURNAMENT! (Calling it during week 1)  Tim Wood, Australian Open Tournament doctor -  "We know that man is well-adapted to exercising in the heat. If you take us back a few thousand years, we evolved on the high plains of Africa chasing antelope for eight hours under these conditions" Frank Dancevic -  " I was dizzy from the middle of the first set and then I saw Snoopy and I thought, 'wow Snoopy, that's weird'....I couldn't keep my balance anymore and I leaned over the fence and when I woke up people were all around me.  " Aga Radwanska -  " Well, I mean, I think it's everybody saying tha

Australian Open 2014: Style Court - Player Party

One of GlamSpinTennis's favorite parts of any major is the pre-tournament players party. Realistically, the players are contractually obligated to show up, mingle with sponsors and B-list celebrities. They also have to look pretty on the red carpet all while giving the side eye to the people they'll be competing against over the upcoming fortnight.  These parties are a great way to see your favorite player's real sense of style outside of their usual sportswear.  Or, you get a sense of who has the smarts to hire a stylist to pick out their outfits (ahem.... Maria)...... Admittedly, these player parties take place every week, all over the globe, at the start of every tournament. However, there's just something special about the atmosphere at the pre-major fetes.  The Australian Open 2014 Player Party was surely no different. The fiesta was held at the Crown Towers in Melbourne on Sunday, January 12, 2014.  Here's a look at some of the players (who signed deal