Grand Slams are all about forehand fury and backhand blasters. Or are they?
US Open 2013 has shown once again that style, oomph and fashion are integral parts of the game, both on and off the court. But don't take our word for it. Click on to find out how women participants are making a mark here.
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Take Venus Williams for instance.
The American sported this hair-do at the Arthur Ashe Stadium which sent shutterbugs into a tizzy.
Her 'flowery' dress too has attracted admirers and critics but either way, has become a hot topic of discussion.
Sister Serena has opted for a more regular outfit this year but the flash of pink in the middle adds just that extra but of flair to her on-court appearance.
World number 2 Victoria Azarenka also chose to wear a more conventional tennis dress. Some however felt her skirt was just a bit too baggy, even by NYC standards.
Always one to make a mark more with her style than her on-court tennis performance, Serbia's Ana Ivanovic's blood red dress here has been a deviation from her rather preference for bright and sunny hues in the past.
Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki too, much like Ivanovic, has eyes more on her fashion than her play.
Although knocked out of US Open, the former world number 1 opted for a mix-n-match dress which sported dark and light blue apart from that wierd 'superman-like' black V shaped design in the middle.
Polish Agnieszka Radwanska however should have shared some tips with Wozniacki since she seems to have gotten it just right...
...even if she herself got knocked out in the fourth round!
Other notable mentions include Britain's Heather Watson whose bright blue outfit could be seen even during the long shadows cast by New York's setting sun.