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Kim Clijsters, Marin Cilic, Anna Chakvetadze, Agi Szavay and more to Launch 2010 Fila Heritage Collection at the Australian Open.

Fila Heritage 2010 Chakvetadze Fila Heritage 2010 Szavay
Fila Heritage 2010 Cilic 1 Fila Heritage 2010 Szavay Warm up Jacket
Fila will debut its spring 2010 Tennis Heritage Collection at the Australian Open, beginning January 18. Watch for the looks on Kim Clijsters, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Agi Szavay, Anna Chakvetadze, Marin Cilic, Dmitry Tursunov and Janko Tipsarevic among others.

The Heritage Collection taps into Fila's collection of vintage designs and interprets the iconic styling that transformed tennis apparel during the Björn Borg era. Thankfully the shorts are longer, although they did work for the Swede at the time. The new tennis fashions are constructed of a soft, flat poly spandex jersey decked out in signature Fila Chinese red, peacoat and white combinations.

Top left, Chakvetadze wears the Heritage dress ($65 USD) in peacoat with woven bottom pleats and hip detailing using yarn dyed stripes. Szavay wears the matching heavier weight Heritage warm up jacket ($65), bottom right, with rib collar, cuff and hem. There is a matching pant ($55). Top right Szavay wears the Heritage skort ($45) with a cute asymetrical bottom pleat that cuts across the left leg. She has paired it with the Heritage v-neck cap sleeve ($48). The group also offers a racerback tank ($50) and cami tank with built in bra ($50) as an alternative. Clijsters will select a combination of her own choice for the Aussie.

Fila men will wear one of four different tops, an elastic waist micro-twill Heritage short ($45) and light-weight micro twill Heritage warm up jacket ($65) and pant ($55).The short sleeve Heritage piped polo, worn by Cilic bottom left, ($55) and sleeve stripe polo designs have straight drop tails this season, each with venting and contrast detailing.

Two short sleeve Heritage crew neck top ($46) designs feature bold horizontal contrast striping on the back and arms respectively and unique mesh and side vent features. The solid men’s pant (peacoat with white side seam trim and bottom leg zipper) is complemented by the peacoat/white jacket, both with subtle Chinese red taping details.

Racquet choices above: Cilic, HEAD Youtek Radical MP, $210; Chakvetadze, Wilson [K] Blade 98, $230; Szavay Wilson [K] Blade Team, $230.

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