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With the start of Wimbledon, now is a good time to see what all the top tennis stars are wearing on and off of the courts.  If you haven’t heard already, Audemars Piguet watches are on both Serena Williams and Stan Wawrinka.  They were both crowned champs at the French Open at the beginning of June.  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.

Wimbledon 2015

Top Women In Tennis

Serena Williams, #1

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.  To learn more about her watch, catch up on the French Open, double win for Audemars Piguet.

Serena Williams and Audemars Piguet

Petra Kvitova, #2

Ranked number two in women’s singles, 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

Maria Sharapova, #4

Skipping to the fourth top women’s tennis player, Maria Sharapova wears a signature Tag Heuer, the Lady F1 ceramic.  Sharapova helped influence the design of this Tag Heuer 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.  This hasn’t stopped her and she continues to train and refuse limits, just like Tag Heuer.

Maria Sharapova and Tag Heuer

Top Men In Tennis

Novak Djokovic, #1

In early 2014, men’s number 1, 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, #2

Current men’s number 2 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, #4

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

Wimbledon 2015

The matches started on June 29th and continue on until July 12, 2015. You can follow all the players and matches at Wimbledon.com.  Cheer on your favorite tennis players, including Serena, Petra, Maria, Novak, Roger, and Stan, as they take on other top tennis players.

About Emily Smith
Newbie to watches but a quick learner. She 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. Her watch of choice right now is her vintage Omega Ladymatic that is a mere 19mm. She has her eye on a few others including the Plum dial Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36mm and a Patek Twenty ~4 (4910/10 A011). While she enjoys the look of vintage watches, she is excited to learn about new models and build her collection.

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