Australian Open 2017: Caroline Wozniacki and Angelique Kerber kitted out by Adidas Down Under

Angelique Kerber has been joined by the likes of Dominic Thiem, Sascha Zverev and Garbine Muguruza at being kitted out in the latest gear by Adidas in Melbourne

Alex Sharp
By Alex Sharp in Melbourne
World number one Angelique Kerber Photo: Adidas

The Australian Open is known as the “happy slam” and Adidas have taken that on board with their latest gear for the top players.

World number one Angelique Kerber has been joined by the likes of Dominic Thiem, Sascha Zverev and Garbine Muguruza, who are equipped with the brand new Melbourne and Barricade performance wear.

The striking clothes line is inspired by Melbourne’s terrain and blissful summer climate during the first Grand Slam of the season.

For the men, the blue of the ocean combines with pops of bright orange to deliver a look matching the heat and zest of the popular Australian city.

For the women, Caroline Wozniacki and company will be looking graceful on court in the continued collaboration with Stella McCartney.

In line with the Australian Open’s fun and vibrant identity, the collection reimagines primary colours with a bi-colour seamless knit design to create fresh, bold shades which stand out on the court. The range’s classic feminine silhouettes are given a modern twist with laser cut detail.

Now you can kit yourself out in the finest gear to grace the Tour.

Photo: Adidas

The super lightweight collection is built to keep athletes cool in the blazing sun. ClimaLite materials encourage quick evaporation of sweat, and Climacool technology enhances the body’s ability to regulate its temperature in the heat of summer. So you can grab a fresh look to unveil on your local courts, knowing that you’ll be comfortable in the heat of battle.

Footwear is vital component for tennis players at any level. The continued innovation and craftsmanship ensures Barricade still owns the court. They continue to be the most stable and durable shoe on the market. The Barricade 2017 BOOST, gracing the feet of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Thiem, are moulded for manoeuvrability.

The flagship model features the integration of BOOST technology for the ultimate energy return, allowing you to use your strength more efficiently in every stride, resulting in ultimate responsiveness alongside the renowned stability of Barricade.

Photo: Adidas

Look sharp in the heat but feel comfortable. If you’re currently in the depths of winter, stock up and unleash this vibrant look on your local courts as soon as the sun shines. Bring a bit of Melbourne to your matches.

The new 2017 adidas Barricade is available online now at http://www.adidas.co.uk/tennis. Follow the conversation at @adidastennis on Twitter.
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