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    10 of the most expensive tennis outfits of all time

    Serena Williams wore a custom-made Nike outfit at the 2022 US Open.

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    Many tennis players partner with luxury brands like Rolex, Tiffany, or Off-White.Stars like Serena Williams and Roger Federer wear outfits worth thousands of dollars on the court.These are some of the most expensive outfits seen at tennis matches around the world.

    Tennis is one of the few sports where the players are allowed to express their individual style — and many do that by partnering with luxury brands such as Rolex, Tiffany, and Off-White.

    It means players like Serena Williams, Emma Raducanu, and Roger Federer have taken to the court wearing thousands of dollars — and in one case, over $1 million — worth of clothes, sneakers, or accessories.

    And these are only the items with disclosed values — many tennis stars wear custom creations that it’s impossible to put a price tag on.

    Here are some of the most expensive outfits worn on the court, from the US Open to Wimbledon.

    Emma Raducanu played her opening match of Wimbledon in 2022 wearing tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of jewelry.Emma Raducanu after her victory over Alison Van Uytvanck at Wimbledon 2022 wearing Tiffany jewelry.

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    The British tennis star played her first match wearing £30,000 (around $38,000) worth of Tiffany jewelry, The Daily Mail reported.

    Raducanu, who became an ambassador of the iconic brand in September 2021, reportedly wore a pair of pearl earrings worth £7,575, a matching necklace worth £3,875, and a white-gold bangle encrusted with diamonds worth £18,900.

    Rafael Nadal sported a $1.1 million watch at the French Open in 2024.Rafael Nadal after his defeat by Alexander Zverev at the 2024 French Open, wearing a Richard Mille watch.

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    WWD reported that Nadal’s Richard Mille watch, called the Carbon TPT B.4 RM27-05M Manual Winding Flying Tourbillon, is worth a staggering $1.1 million. It weighs just 11.5 grams, which means it doesn’t interfere with a tennis player’s swing.

    Serena Williams’ 2022 US Open outfit was covered in diamonds.Serena Williams wore a custom-made Nike outfit at the 2022 US Open.

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    Williams wore a custom Nike outfit for her final US Open look. She helped design the black outfit, which had a six-layer skirt referencing her six prior US Open wins, according to a Nike press release.

    The bodice, which was covered in real diamonds, “alludes to the night sky” at the event, according to the press release. Her sneakers, also custom, had a diamond-encrusted Swoosh and solid-gold shoelace tags accented with “400 hand-set diamonds in black ceramic.” The shoes were designed in collaboration with Serena Williams Jewelry.

    The shoelace tags alone were worth $1,795 each, Snobette reported, citing Serena Williams Jewelry’s website. They are no longer available.

    Her 2018 outfit at the same tournament was designed by Virgil Abloh in collaboration with Nike.Serena Williams wore a one-shouldered dress designed by Virgil Abloh for a collaboration between Off-White and Nike.

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    Abloh, who died in 2021, worked with Williams multiple times throughout her career.

    During the 2018 US Open, she wore a one-shouldered dress with a tulle skirt designed by Abloh for Nike and Off-White. Williams was involved throughout the process, Abloh told Vogue in 2018.

    “This is very far from a design-by-numbers project. As you can tell by her personality in her play, she’s very much involved in her aesthetic,” he said.

    A limited-edition dress inspired by Williams’ look was available at select Nike stores for $500. A matching jacket like the one she wore off-court was also sold, for $900, according to Vogue.

    Roger Federer wore a Rolex at a 2022 Wimbledon celebration.Billie Jean King and Roger Federer, wearing a Rolex, at Wimbledon in 2022.

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    Federer, a longtime Rolex ambassador, chose a Cosmograph Daytona Rolex covered in orange sapphires for Wimbledon’s centenary celebration, according to GQ.

    Chrono24, a luxury watch marketplace, currently lists the watch for as much as $382,000.

    Maria Sharapova played the 2017 US Open wearing a Swarovski-encrusted outfit.Maria Sharapova celebrated winning her first-round match at the 2017 US Open in a Swarovski-encrusted Nike dress.

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    Sharapova wore a Swarovski-covered black Nike dress designed by Riccardo Tisci for her appearance at the tournament, Vogue reported.

    “A lot of it had to do with design and how I wanted to feel and what elements he wanted to bring to this from a completely different background than just sports, from couture, from fashion,” Sharapova said of the look.

    The dress retailed for $500, and a matching bomber jacket was priced at $700, according to Vogue.

    Anna Kournikova played Wimbledon in 2002 wearing an Omega watch.Anna Kournikova in action during Wimbledon in 2002 wearing her Omega watch.

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    Kournikova’s preferred watch, an Omega Constellation, ranges anywhere from $3,000 to $25,000. According to W Magazine, Kournikova is in good company, as stars like Daniel Craig, Cindy Crawford, and Elvis Presley have all worn Constellations in the past.

    Donna Vekic is frequently seen wearing an FP Journe watch.Donna Vekic at the Bad Homburg Open in June 2024, sporting an FP Journe watch.

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    Vekic, a Croatian tennis player, has repped the Swiss watch brand FP Journe since at least 2019, according to one of her Facebook posts.

    In recent years, she’s been spotted on the court wearing an FP Journe Elegante watch. Tennis.com reported that the orange watch features two rows of brilliant-cut diamonds. She also wore it at Wimbledon this year.

    According to Chrono24, this watch can go for as high as $41,000 on the open market.

    Naomi Osaka designed her own Tag Heuer watch that she’s worn all over the world.Naomi Osaka at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia 2024 tennis tournament. She accessorized with a Tag Heuer watch.

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    Osaka teamed up with Tag Heuer in 2022 to design a limited-edition Aquaracer watch.

    “Green is just a color that I like to wear and it flashes and clashes; and it’s a nod to my day job,” Osaka told Complex. Indeed, the watch is the same shade of green as a tennis court.

    There were just 250 of these watches made, according to Complex. Each was priced at $4,050.

    Novak Djokovic has worn an impossible-to-miss bright-yellow Hublot watch.Novak Djokovic hoists a trophy after winning the men’s singles of the 2023 Western & Southern Open wearing a yellow Hublot watch.

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    Djokovic signed a deal with Hublot in 2021, GQ reported. Since then, he has worn its signature timepieces across his career. But most notable is this Big Bang Unico Yellow Magic watch, which he wore at the Rookwood Cup in August 2023.

    According to Hublot, this watch was first launched in 2021 to pair with one of Pantone’s Color of the Year: Illuminating, a bright shade of yellow.

    It retails at $29,600.

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