Elena Dementieva’s Red Hot Cool for Summer’s Heat.
Elena Dementieva of Russia kicked off her run at the U.S. Open Series with this smoke red number from Yonex. Pictured here at the Bank of the West Classic, Dementieva wears the new Yonex Women's 2009 New York Dress, $80.
Dual criss-cross straps add ornamentation to the otherwise open back. I like there is a built in bra with cups because there is no possible way a sports bra would look good under this. Ribbon like ornamention at the bustline is built around a mesh panel that adds even more cool. There are mesh panels hidden on the sides as well. Add VeryCOOL, Yonex's name for their wicking performance fabric, and you've got a slimming dress for any kind of heat summer throws at you. This fabric is said to be able to lower body temps by three degrees.
Dementieva plays with the Yonex RDiS 100 Midplus racquet, $220.
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