Serena Williams’ US Open 2022 outfit is highly symbolic

Serena Williams’ US Open 2022 outfit is highly symbolic

A tennis costume match for a champion.

Serena Williams gained her first match of the 2022 US Open Monday evening, defeating Danka Kovinic in a customized Nike outfit steeped in which means that she “took a hands-on-approach” to designing.

“Impressed by determine skating competitors attire,” in keeping with Nike’s press launch, the look “incorporates a six-layer skirt, referencing Serena’s six prior Flushing titles.”

The jet-black, crystal-encrusted bodice, in the meantime, “alludes to the evening sky on the match,” as did the matching cape-style jacket Williams wore to take her place on the courtroom.

However the 23-time Grand Slam winner’s costume wasn’t the one component of her look that sparkled.

Williams, 40, additionally sported customized PE NikeCourt Flare 2 sneakers with a diamond-studded Swoosh, her initials on the medial aspect and strong gold lace deubrés (decorative shoelace tags) made by the athlete’s personal Serena Williams Jewellery model.

The deubrés “characteristic 400 hand-set diamonds in black ceramic” that spell out “Queen.”

“For her newest outfit for Flushing, Serena took management, offering the complete imaginative and prescient and dialing the small print for an exciting design created to make her really feel comfy and assured,” Nike’s assertion reads.

Williams’ 4-year-old daughter, Olympia Ohanian, even matched her mother from the sidelines in a mini model of her look, together with beaded braids similar to those the tennis champ wore to her first US Open in 1997, when she was simply 16 years outdated.

Subsequent up, Williams — who introduced her retirement from tennis earlier this month in Vogue, and is ready to step away from the game after the Open — will face off with Anett Koveneit on Wednesday.

We will’t wait to see what she wears for spherical two.

Williams’ daughter, Olympia Ohanian, matched her mother in a mini model of her look.Getty Photos

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