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French Open 2017: Absent stars rob Roland Garros of showstopping moment

Updated 1629 GMT (0029 HKT) June 7, 2017
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After Maria Sharapova was denied a wild card to play at Roland Garros, have tennis fashionistas been denied a "wow" moment at the French Open? Bongarts/Bongarts/Bongarts/Getty Images
At the 2006 US Open, the Russian wore this sleek outfit inspired by Audrey Hepburn's 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' dress. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
At Roland Garros in 2008, Sharapova wore this blue-and-white outfit inspired by 1920s French tennis star Suzanne Lenglen. Julian Finney/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Although Sharapova was denied a wild card into Roland Garros following her drug ban, Nike had already made her French Open outfits. "Sharapova had oufits for all five slams she has missed out on, there is a missing era of Sharapova fashion going on now," said Ben Rothenberg, tennis contributor to the New York Times. Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Bongarts/Getty Images
Venus Williams shocked some onlookers at the 2010 French Open with her skin-toned underwear. PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
At Roland Garros last year, Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev wore matching Adidas Zebra-inspired outfits. "I actually really liked the zebra prints, I know some people hated it but I actually really liked that stuff," sid Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
The US player -- ranked doubles world No. 1 -- knocked out the returning Petra Kvitova at this year's French Open wearing a cherry-covered top. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Defending champion Garbine Muguruza was knocked out by Kristina Mladenovic. Though both are sponsored by Adidas, the pair had none of the clashing problems of Zverev and Thiem. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Mladenovic eventually prevailed and the 13th seed now faces Timea Bacsinszky in the quarterfinals. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Novak Djokovic recently made the switch from Uniqlo to French fashion giant Lacoste, just in time for the start of the French Open. Adam Pretty/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images