Serena Williams Takes Inspiration From Her Six Title Wins at Flushing Meadows to Design Her 2022 US Open Outfit

Published 08/30/2022, 12:14 AM EDT
Tennis – U.S. Open – Flushing Meadows, New York, United States – August 29, 2022 Serena Williams of the U.S. in action during her first round match against Montenegro’s Danka Kovinic REUTERS/Mike Segar

Serena Williams has been one of the most successful players at the US Open. It is the tournament where the American legend has found tremendous success in front of her ‘home’ crowd. During her illustrious career, she has managed to lift six US Open titles. Moreover, her maiden Grand Slam title victory came at this very tournament in 1999.

Serena is entering the last tournament of her professional career at this year’s US Open. She’ll retire after playing in her ‘home’ Grand Slam tournament. The 23-time Grand Slam champion has designed a special outfit for this occasion.

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Serena Williams designs her outfit for this year’s US Open

Serena Williams will wear a figure skating-inspired Nike dress at the US Open that she designed — made of 6 layers to honor her 6 past titles at Flushing.

Her NikeCourt Flare 2 shoes include a diamond-encrusted swoosh and solid gold lace deubrés with 400 hand-set diamonds.

According to Nike, Serena’s outfit is ‘Inspired by graceful competition dresses worn by figure skaters, The skirt includes six layers, a nod to her six previous title wins in Flushing.’

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Serena has been a fashion icon and has always put on outfits that are a cut above the rest. Additionally, she often designs collections for her fashion brand S by Serena.

Serena enthralls her ‘home’ crowd

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Earlier today, the 23-time Grand Slam champion emerged victorious in her first-round match at the US Open. She put on a dominant display to oust Danka Kovinic of Montenegro in straight sets.

Aug 29, 2022; Flushing, NY, USA; Serena Williams of the USA after beating Danka Kovinic of Montenegro on day one of the 2022 U.S. Open Tennis Tournament at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Serena served well and gave her opponent very few chances on her serve. Additionally, she attacked Kovinic’s service games and broke her serve on five occasions. In the next round, she will face the second seed, Anett Kontaveit of Estonia.

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The 23-time Grand Slam champion will also feature in women’s doubles alongside Venus Williams. The iconic pair will team up for the first time since the French Open in 2018. It’ll be interesting to see if the Williams sisters can replicate their magic together.

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Vatsal Shah

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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.

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