Serena Williams made a statement with her outfit when she opened the most recent U.S. Open tennis competition.
The six-time U.S. Open winner collaborated with Nike to design a unique attire for her opening tennis match, in which she defeated Danka Kovinic of Montenegro on Monday night.
The costumes used by elite figure skaters served as inspiration for Williams’ black, crystal-encrusted attire. Her six-layered skirt served as a nod to her six U.S. Open victories, and the pattern of the crystal decorations was meant to evoke the night sky.
With PE NikeCourt Flare 2 sneakers featuring a diamond-encrusted Nike swoosh insignia, Williams completed the tennis outfit. Additionally, Serena Williams Jewelry created a solid gold shoelace tag for the sneakers.
Williams played in her third tennis match on Monday at the U.S. Open after hinting at her retirement earlier this month when she said she will “evolve away” from the sport after the tournament.
Along with her husband Alexis Ohanian, their daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., and her sister Isha Price, Williams’ maiden U.S.
Open match attracted a large number of celebrities and public personalities. Hugh Jackman, Rebel Wilson, Ashley Graham, Bella Hadid, Queen Latifah, and other celebrities were there.
Williams has amassed an illustrious career record of 23 Grand Slam singles victories, including six victories each at Wimbledon and the Australian Open. She has been a professional tennis player since 1995 and has led the path for persons of color to succeed in the sport.
In addition to playing tennis, Williams also owns a clothing line called S by Serena and a venture capital business called Serena Ventures.
Wednesday will mark Williams’ next U.S. Open encounter, in which she will face Estonian Anett Kontaveit.