Stella McCartney to make tennis dress

The British designer has tied up with the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) alongside other designers including Giles Deacon, Dame Vivienne Westwood and Matthew Williamson, reports

"WTA's partnership with the British Fashion Council provides our players with a unique opportunity to work with some of London's most talented creative minds," said Stacy Allaster, Chairman and CEO of the WTA.

"Women's tennis has always had a link to the fashion of the time, and we are very pleased to be able to collaborate with the British Fashion Council to share our players' interest in fashion and style with some of the world's best fashion designers," Allaster added.

Caroline Rush, CEO of the British Fashion Council, added the collaboration was a great opportunity to highlight the importance of the link between fashion and sport.

"This project is an ideal opportunity to build relationships between our British designers and some of today's most iconic female athletes. The link between fashion and sport is increasingly important and never more so than at the most famous of the tennis tournaments - Wimbledon," said Rush.

Wimbledon starts next Monday.

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