At this year’s China Open edition, the stars of the tennis world gathered in the Olympic Tower where a grand player party was organized. The event was a star-studded affair and saw the presence of renowned WTA athletes such as Iga Swiatek, Elena Rybakina, Coco Gauff, and Zheng Qinwen, who had just arrived for her China Open training.
A highlight of this year’s red-carpet event was the ceramic signature zone, thoughtfully designed to allow players to leave their unique imprints on ceramic plates, creating a legacy at the China Open. Adding to the glamour was the innovative 360-degree surround-screen photography setup, capturing the beauty and charisma of the attendees from multiple angles and dimensions.
As the night unfolded on the China Open red carpet, the stars of the Hologic WTA Tour dazzled in the colorful atmosphere. Iga Swiatek, the world no.2, graced the event in a striking power suit, exuding confidence in a stunning shade of blue. Elena Rybakina, another prominent tennis figure, radiated elegance on the red carpet, making her presence felt alongside Swiatek.
The US Open champion, Coco Gauff, who made her Beijing debut along with Swiatek, took center stage on the red carpet. Also, the spotlight was shone on Chinese No.1 Zheng Qinwen, fresh from her gold medal win at the Asian Games.
The glamorous evening didn’t stop there. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, after her remarkable semifinal appearance at the Japan Open in Tokyo, graced the red carpet in an eye-catching tiger print outfit adding to the evening’s fashion statements. The China Open player party was indeed a star-studded affair, with the likes of Daria Kasatkina, Tatjana Maria, Yana Sizikova, and Liudmila Samsonova.
Iga Swiatek’s repeated outfit choice gained much attention and amusement
Tennis fans couldn’t help but notice Iga Swiatek’s outfit choice for the 2023 China Open players’ party, and it sparked some amusement. Swiatek had recently competed at the 2023 Japan Open in Tokyo before arriving in Beijing for her debut appearance at the China Open. On the red carpet for the WTA 1000 event, she sported a stylish blue power suit, paired with a white t-shirt and matching white sneakers.
Fans quickly observed that Swiatek’s blue attire looked remarkably similar to what she had worn at the players’ party in Tokyo. This led them to believe that she had decided to repeat the same outfit. In a light-hearted manner, some fans teased her about her fashion choices, suggesting that she had little interest in changing her look. One fan humorously commented, “From Tokyo to Beijing. She packs light, I guess.”
From Tokyo to Beijing. She packs light I guess. pic.twitter.com/mQZVXa5pvq
— Jess 🍵 (@jessica4stein) October 1, 2023
Another fan jokingly said, “She truly won the IDGAF war…zero effort queen,” The suit bore a striking resemblance to one won by Dua Lipa in the IDGAF music video.
She truly won the IDGAF war… zero effort queen pic.twitter.com/q8Kpehz0Dv
— K (@roses_forehand) October 1, 2023
In a playful comparison, some fans even likened Swiatek’s outfit to the suits often worn by American comedian and television host Ellen DeGeneres, giving her the title. “Iga DeGeneres.”
Iga DeGeneres https://t.co/8CTqKKneK9
— Earl in Accounting (@HumpA_55) October 1, 2023
While players made their mark on the China Open red carpet, tennis fans on social media directed much attention and amusement to Iga Swiatek’s repeated outfit choice, sparking some banter on social media.