- Tennis began as a lawn sport for aristocracy
- Just like the game itself, outfits have radically evolved over time
- We chart this history via some of its most stylish milestones and icons
This photo essay is part of a series of features, set against the backdrop of the 2016 French Open, celebrating French style today. See more here.
(CNN)Having begun as a game for the aristocracy in the late 19th century, tennis is arguably one of the most stylish sports.