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Women to Watch

The four top-ranked females at the US Open.

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Rank: Number one

Player: Ana Ivanovic

Sponsor: Adidas

Age: 20

Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

Residence: Basel, Switzerland

Height: 6 feet, 1 inch

Weight: 152 pounds

Wearing: An Adidas Edge line white top and light lavender skirt, as well as a limited edition Barricade V Summer Slam shoe. The idea for the shoe came directly from Ivanovic, who wanted a more feminine version, so Adidas created a pearlized image of her that stretches across the top. Sold exclusively at the Adidas Sport Performance Store at 610 Broadway in New York and on shopadidas.com, the dress sells for $65 and the shoe sells for $120.

“It’s a white top with a violet skirt, and there’s a cutaway violet portion on the shirt, and also some orange on both pieces,” Ivanovic said. “It’s a nice combination.”

Rank: Number two

Player: Jelena Jankovic

Sponsor: Reebok

Age: 23

Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

Residence: Bradenton, Fla.

Height: 5 feet, 9 inches

Weight: 152 pounds

Wearing: A Reebok “banana cream” and white dress with a metallic silver belt.

The outfit includes a sheer shrug to wear off-court. Two hundred of the limited edition dresses will be available for $75 exclusively at Tennis Warehouse, Golfsmith, Midwest Sports, Tennis Express and Holabird Sports in the U.S. “I wanted a bright color — it’s summer and I’m a big fan of color,” said Jankovic, who designs a capsule collection of leather apparel in her home country. “I’m trying to make the whole look quite cute — with something yellow in my hair and the yellow on my shoes.”

Rank: Number three

Player: Svetlana Kuznetsova

Sponsor: Fila

Age: 23

Birthplace: St. Petersburg

Residence: Monte Carlo

Height: 5 feet, 8 inches

Weight: 160 pounds

Wearing: Fila reintroduced its Heritage line for fall. Kuznetsova is wearing the Heritage tank and skort because she “loves separates,” according to Fila. Available in white and blue, the skirt has multicolor piping at the hem that wraps up the side slit and the racer-back tank has a V-neck and side color blocking. Available at tennis specialty retailers and Tennis Warehouse, the Heritage racer-back tank sells for $48 and the skort is $45.

Rank: Number four

Player: Serena Williams

Sponsor: Nike

Age: 26

Birthplace: Saginaw, Mich.

Residence: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Height: 5 feet, 9 inches

Weight: 150 pounds

Wearing: With Maria Sharapova out of the running for the U.S. Open, Williams is pulling top billing on Nike’s women’s roster. The younger Williams sister is sporting a fiery red Nike dress that sells for $100.

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