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French Open fashion faux pas: Color overload and patterns galore

Well they can't all be winners. Among our least favorite French Open kits, Victoria Azarenka ditches her championship shorts, Adidas turns the dial up to eleven, and not even Tommy Haas' rugged good-looks can save his kit. Check out our favorite French Open kits here.

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Victoria Azarenka (Nike): You go and win your maiden Slam and ascend to No. 1 wearing shorts and then you go back to the ill-fitting babydoll dress? Sense, it makes none. The shorts suited Azarenka's jockish personality. This frilly dress, not to mention the sherbet colors, is all wrong.

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Sam Stosur, Roland Garros Round 1 Pascal Guyot/AFP

Sam Stosur (Asics): I hope at some point designers find a way to make one of the most athletically fit women on the WTA look like she's not wearing a potato sack.

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Rafael Nadal (Nike): I miss the days when Nike put Rafa in fun colors, patterns, and designs. Now it's just boring shorts matched with boring shirts. Seriously, did Rafa get Roger's hand me downs?

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Christina McHale (Adidas): Whereas the dress in this color scheme was a hit, the cap-sleeve separates wasn't. Too much seafoam meant poor McHale looked like she was part of the court-side signage.

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Andy Murray, Roland Garros Round 1 Jacques Demarthon/AFP

Andy Murray (Adidas): One thing Nike does well is debuting their Slam kits, you know, at the Slams. Adidas on the other hand rolls their kits out by season, which means we've seen this number on Andy Murray since Monte Carlo. In other words: Snooze.

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Tommy Haas (Asics): Tommy Haas is really good looking. That shirt is the opposite of Tommy Haas.

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Thomaz Bellucci (Adidas): Poor Bellucci. It looks like someone drank a blue and red Icee and threw up on him.

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Rubin Ramirez, Roland Garros Round 1 AFP/Getty Images

Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (Li Ning): Memo to Li Ning: Don't let your players hike their sleeves like that.

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Petra Kvitova (Nike): That's a looooooot of purple. It's OK, Nike. You can give her more colors. It's OK.

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Bernard Tomic (Nike): The blue is a marked improvement over the drab grey colors Tomic was wearing through much of the season, but his decision to accent his look with an ill-fitting backwards cap was a bad one. Let's leave that to Lleyton, Bernie.

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Janko Tipsarevic, Roland Garros Round 1 Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images

Janko Tipsarevic (Fila): Not even Janko's tattoos, sunglasses, and cool-guy pout can save that mess of a design.

Which French Open kits did you dislike most? Sound off in the comments.
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