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With the start of the US Open, now is a good time to see what all the top tennis stars are wearing on and off of the courts.  Williams wears a rose gold Royal Oak Offshore at 37mm while Wawrinka wears a 42mm Royal Oak Offshore. Wawrinka also made headlines as he beat Novak Djokovic while wearing his Royal Oak, a heavy watch. Not all tennis players wear their watches while on the courts, but time and tennis go hand in hand.

Top Women In Tennis

Serena Williams

Born on September 26, 1981, Serena Williams has been ranked #1 by the Women’s Tennis Association on six separate occasions.  Her first professional event was in 1995 when she was just 14 years old. Now at 33 years old, she holds the most major singles, double and mixed doubles titles combined. She has won 17 Grand Slams in addition to two gold medals during the 2012 London Olympics. Serena can be found on and off of the court wearing an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. She wore her watch during the entire 2014 season and again in the 2015 season.  In 2015, Serena and Stan Wawrinka both won the French Open, making it a double with for Audemars Piguet.

Serena Williams and Audemars Piguet

Simona Halep

Romanian tennis star, Simona Halep broke into the top 50 world rankings in 2012. In 2016, she became a friend of Hublot and can be seen sporting their watches when she’s off the court. The 25 year old is currently ranked at World Number 2, behind Karolina Pliskova, but was defeated by Maria Sharapova in the first round of the US Open 2017. She recently met with Hublot in Bucharest and was wearing the Hublot Classic Fusion Bracelet Blue, perfect for both a casual and more dressed up look.

Garbiñe Muguruza

The Spanish-Venezuelan tennis player turned pro in 2012 and has won two Majors, including the 2016 French Open and 2017 Wimbledon Championships. She’s currently ranked world number 3 and you can find her wearing Rolex. She bought her first Rolex after her successful 2014 season, and her entry into the top 20 rankings. She wears a Datejust 36 with pink mother-of-pearl dial with diamond hour markers.

Petra Kvitova

Petra Kvitova is a Czech professional tennis player born March 8, 1990. She first reached the world number two in October 2011.  During the 2011 season, she won her first Grand Slam, at Wimbledon. She is known for her fast left-handed serves and is known to play a quick game. She is currently a brand ambassador for Ritmo Mundo, a young, sporty watch brand founded in 2002 in Beverly Hills California. She can be spotted wearing the World Timer in rose gold or the Corinthian Mesh in black. In a recent interview she expressed how they suit the active and modern lifestyle with both vintage and classic collections.

Petra Kvitova and Ritmo Mundo

Elina Svitolina

Currently ranked world number 4, Elina Svitolina is a Ukrainian tennis player who turned pro in 2010. She reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal at the 2015 French Open. Svitolina made history in 2017 by becoming the first Ukrainian woman to break into the top 10 rankings. 2017 also brought her a partnership with Ulysee Nardin. She wears a Lady Marine Chronometer, featuring an understated elegance with sporty essence.

Maria Sharapova

Tennis star, Maria Sharapova, who is making her comeback after being suspended in 2016, previously wore Tag Heuer. Sharapova helped influence the design and helped develop a line of Tag Heuer ladies eyewear. She started playing tennis at the age of 4, moved to America when she was 7 and was training at the Rick Macci Tennis Academy at only 9 years old. She went on training and playing and beat Serena Williams at Wimbledon in 2004 when she was just 17 years old.  She has a very powerful serve which has left her with a few different shoulder injuries.

Maria Sharapova and Tag Heuer

Top Men In Tennis

Rafael Nadal

Currently ranked men’s number 1, Rafael Nadal can be seen wearing a Richard Mille on and off the tennis court. Their relationship began in 2008. He currently wears the RM 27-03 which was designed specifically for Nadal. The watch is shock resistant to 10,000G’S and ultra light. The current model features a bright yellow strap and combination yellow and red/orange Quartz TPT case. The colors play homage to Nadal’s home country, Spain.

Novak Djokovic

In early 2014, Novak Djokovic joined Seiko as an ambassador. Both Seiko and Novak are determined to be one step ahead of everyone else. He has won eight Grand Slams has has held the men’s number 1 spot for 153 weeks. In 2011, he won 3 Grand Slam titles in one year. Seiko helps assist the Novak Djokovic Foundation and released a watch collection for young people that carry the foundation name and message. Djokovic can be seen wearing a few different Seiko watches, best suited for each aspect of his life, including the Premier Kinetic Perpetual and Sportura chronograph.

Novak Djokovic and Seiko

Roger Federer

Current men’s number 3 has previously held the number one position for 237 consecutive weeks, and has won 17 Grand Slam singles title.  He was born in Basel, Switzerland. Federer started playing tennis when he was six years old, training three times a week.  He won his first Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon in 2003. In 2015 he won his 1000th career win, beating Milos Raonic at the Brisbane International. It only makes sense that Federer is matched with Swiss watch brand Rolex. While he doesn’t wear one while playing, he is never seen without one when off the court; he can often be spotted wearing a Day-Date.

Roger Federer and Rolex

Stan Wawrinka

Just like Serena, Stan Wawrinka is sponsored by Audemars Piguet.  He shook the tennis world when he beat Novak Djokovic last month at the French Open.  He is one of three players to have grand Slam wins against the “Big Four” players, including Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic.  Stan wears his Royal Oak Offshore while he plays even though it is a heavy watch.  He even timed his French Open win with his chronograph.  You can also read more about Stan Wawrinka and his watch in our article outlining the French Open Wins for Stan, Serena and Audemars Piguet.

Stan Wawrinka and Audemars Piguet

Alexander Zverev

Another top tennis player also sponsored by Richard Mille is German pro, Alexander Zverev. The 19 year-old started playing tennis when he was five years old and became the World Junior Tennis Champion at the age of 16. He came head to head against Rafael Nadal who said he “was pitted against a great player.” he won his 5th title at the Rogers Cup in 2017. Following Nadal, he wears the RM 27-01, weighing just 18.83 grams in a case of carbon nano-tubes and can resist 5,000G’s.

US Open 2017

The US Open kicked off August 22, 2107 and lasts through to September 10th, 2017. The tournament has been the fourth and final tennis major, rounding out the Grand Slam, each year since 1987. There are five different championships including the men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s double and mixed doubles. There are special tournaments through the weeks for senior, junior and wheelchair players. It is hosted at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. Tune in to watch who takes home each title!

About Emily Smith
Emily loves the history of watches and loves learning how they work. She prefers Rolex and Omega watches but is learning the history behind other brands. She is excited to learn about new models and build her collection.

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