Shuai Peng Rises to the Occasion in China.
With the home crowd behind her every step of the way, unseeded Shuai Peng has so far stopped the rise of both Jelena Jankovic AND Tokyo champion, Maria Sharapova at the China Open
Peng has been wearing the adidas fall adilibria tank in light purple with cobalt, $55 and the adilibria skort in cobalt with night purple, $50. The two pieces are loaded with un-fussy feminine detail but are still solidly athletic. The top is close fitting with built-in shelf bra and blousey overlayer of jersey. The skort has a delicately ribbed mesh overlay, lightweight and made of ClimaCool (as is the top). The outfit is part of the group that included Ana Ivanovic's recent dresses.
I saw (and coveted) these pieces in adidas' flagship in NYC earlier this year. The styling is a tad Stella but the color combo far more bright.
On Peng's feet, the coordinating adidas Barricade V white and purple (whimsical graphic on the shoe), $120.00. Her racquet is the HEAD MicroGEL Extreme with Teflon polymer.
Peng faces Nadia Petrova next.
Image: Feng Li/Getty Images — Sony Ericsson WTA Tour.