The world of tennis can be unpredictable. Top bets may not always make it to tournaments (due to injuries or even a doping scandal), but one thing that’s constant in this sport is the lineup of luxurious watches seen on their wrists.
They’re usually snapped on after a match for photo-ops, but some players seem to think of their timepieces as lucky charms by wearing them during a match – as in the case of Serena Williams.
Here’s what the women of tennis wear on and off the court:
Early this year, Serena Williams set an Open era record for most grand slam titles, also making her the winningest player in the Open era. Serena is also known for wearing a fancy watch on court. Her favorites are the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore in stainless steel with a diamond bezel, or the Millenary for ladies, in rose gold. Photos from WTA Insider on Twitter and Australian Open on Instagram
— WTA Insider (@WTA_insider) January 11, 2020
Serbian tennis star Ana Ivanovic signed with Rolex in 2008, the year when she was ranked world’s #1 female tennis player. She was featured in a number of Rolex ads for the Datejust throughout her stellar career. She retired in 2016. Photo from Ana Ivanovic on Instagram
Maria Sharapova, 5-time Grand Slam champion, was a Tag Heuer ambassador from 2004 until her suspension from playing tennis in 2016. She was known to have worn a Formula 1 or Carrera Calibre watch. She has since returned to playing tennis in April, after a reduced suspension term. Photo from TAG Heuer on Twitter
— TAG Heuer (@TAGHeuer) August 11, 2014
Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki signed with Rolex in 2010, the year she become the new world #1 on the WTA tour. Like Ivanovic, she has appeared in Lady Datejust ads, but has also been spotted wearing a Daytona.
Currently ranked world’s #5, Elina Svitolina made history by becoming the first Ukrainian woman to break into the top 10 rankings. She was seen sporting a ladies’ Classico Jade blue timepiece. Photos from Ulysse Nardin and Ulysse Nardin on Twitter
Eight of the best female tennis players were under intense pressure in New York and @ElinaSvitolina won the “Tie Break Tens,” tournament, where #UlysseNardin announced its renewed partnership with the new star of women’s tennis.https://t.co/NaVmE8zBPU#ClassicoJade #Freakmeout pic.twitter.com/hkKdiQO2a7
— Ulysse Nardin (@ulysse_nardin) March 6, 2018