Ash Barty To Debut New FILA Trailblazer Collection In London Honoring Evonne Goolagong Cawley

published: Jun, 24, 2021

by: Nima Naderi

World No.1 Ash Barty to Introduce Trailblazer Collection Honoring Evonne Goolagong Cawley;

Sofia Kenin, John Isner to Wear Brooks Brothers Collaborative Collection;

White Line and Essentials Collections Will Also Debut

FILA sponsored athletes will return to London sporting a trio of all-new grass court tennis collections. World No.1 and global superstar Ash Barty will introduce the Trailblazer collection, an exclusive offering that pays homage to former FILA brand ambassador and multiple Grand Slam champion Evonne Goolagong Cawley. Sofia Kenin, Kiki Bertens, John Isner, Sam Querrey and Mackie McDonald will wear a standout collaborative collection created in partnership with Brooks Brothers, while additional FILA athletes will debut the brand’s new White Line and Essentials collections.

Barty’s specially-designed Trailblazer collection commemorates the 50th anniversary of Goolagong Cawley’s incredible triumph in London in 1971. Barty – the second Australian to ascend to the World No.1 ranking after mentor and friend Goolagong Cawley – will wear the Trailblazer collection to showcase the profound impact that her countrywoman has left on the sport and in Indigenous communities across Australia.

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Said Barty of the occasion: “It’s hard to put into words how much of an impact Evonne has had on the culture of tennis in Australia and on me personally, I don’t think there is anyone more iconic in our sport. I am very proud to wear this commemorative collection from FILA in celebration not only of her momentous victories on the court, but also her incredible legacy off of it.”

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Goolagong Cawley added: “Wow, it just blows my mind. What a wonderful thing to do, what a wonderful honor. It’s truly fantastic.”

The collection takes a traditional play on crisp, clean whites and fuses it with details inspired by an on-court look Goolagong Cawley wore back in the day. Standout pieces include the Racerback Tank featuring a stretch interlock fabric and laser-cut flowers at the back; a traditional 13.5” skort with laser cut scalloped hem and laser-cut flowers at the front and side; and a stunning pant and track jacket combo perfect for the pre-match warm up.

Brooks Brothers x FILA Collection

FILA athletes Kenin, Bertens, Isner, Querrey and McDonald will make their return to London donning the latest FILA collaboration with Brooks Brothers, which celebrates the elegance of the sport with an edge. Featured looks will marry Brooks Brothers authentic American style with FILA’s iconic tennis heritage for the perfect combination of performance and style.

Kenin and Bertens will showcase a stunning sleeveless dress with defining details such as a self fabric collar and FILA snap placket, all designed on signature drop needle fabric. Finishing the look is a timeless classic, the Seersucker Sportcoat, a super soft construction blazer with a two button silhouette.

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Isner, Querrey and McDonald will wear a specially designed Drop Needle Polo featuring a three button placket and Brooks Brothers x FILA printed neck tape, which pairs with a comfortable, yet functional Brooks Brothers x FILA Short with welt pockets. Athletes will also have layering options to accompany them for their on court walk out, including the classic Seersucker Sportcoat and accompanying pants.

White Line and Essentials Collections

FILA athletes Reilly Opelka, Diego Schwartzman, Karolina Pliskova and Timea Babos will sport pieces from the FILA White Line and Essentials collections.

WTA players will wear select pieces from each of the collections, including a variety of top options: the Full Coverage Sleeveless Polo, a new Halter Tank designed with lightweight coolbest jersey fabric and the ever-popular Racerback Tank with rib-back detailing. Skort offerings include unique and detailed patterning and are available in 12 and 13.5 inch lengths.

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 ATP Tour players will step on court in all-new top offerings from both the White Line and Essentials collections, including a Crew with side slit rib detailing, as well as a Pinstripe Polo designed with signature drop needle fabric. To pair back to the tops, athletes will try out a new short style with performance pique design, a rib waistband and convenient hand pockets with rib insert detail.
Screen Shot 2021-06-24 at 8.55.47 AM.pngAll FILA sponsored tennis players will wear the latest white / white / FILA Navy colorway of the Axilus 2 Energized. FILA’s popular performance tennis shoe continues to propel the brand’s roster of sponsored players to unparalleled on-court success – including three of the current top ten-ranked players in the world on the WTA Tour.
Nima Naderi

http://www.tennisconnected.com

Founder and Creative Director of TennisConnected.com. He has over 25 years of coaching experience and is an award winning coach with the PTR. Nima has written articles for the ATPWorldTour.com, TennisCanada.com, TennisViewMagazine and Tennis Pro Magazine. He is also the co-host of the TennisConnected PodCast, the Operations Director for Premium Court and the Tournament Director for the Caribbean Cup Tennis Series.

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