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In Honor of the French Open, 16 Tennis Ponytails That Have Ruled the Court

Mackenzie Wagoner
Let's be real: players are as recognizable for their texture, braids, and ponytail height as they are for their topspin and serve.

16 Tennis Ponytails That Have Ruled the Court

Gussie Moran
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Chris Evert
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Steffi Graf
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Monica Seles
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Gabriela Sabatini
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Caroline Wozniacki
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Anna Kournikova
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Venus Williams
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Gisela Dulko
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Ana Ivanovic
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Maria Sharapova
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Serena Williams
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Garbiñe Muguruza
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Mónica Puig
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Angelique Kerber
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CiCi Bellis
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Designers have made their fair share of recommendations for sporting a head-turning ponytail in recent seasons, but with the French Open picking up speed, we can't help but think that the top players may be an equally formidable resource. And why shouldn’t they be? These tennis players wear their ponytails professionally, recognizing them as a utilitarian solution for on-the-court style.

The middle of a heated rally is no place for a hair malfunction, which is why the greatest stars of the sport have developed their own signature styles as they dash across the court. Allowing for vision to remain unrestricted, a well-placed ponytail can accommodate visors, braids, and even the sweat of an especially muggy day.

Players are as recognizable for their texture, braids, and ponytail height as they are for their topspin and serve. From Serena Williams's spiraled look to CiCi Bellis's bubbled variation, here is a tribute to the best tennis ponytails that have ruled the courts.

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Originally Appeared on Vogue