TASTEFUL!: Serena Williams’ French Open 2021 Outfit and Green Day Inspired Sneakers

Published 05/31/2021, 11:53 PM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 31, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during her first round match against Romania’s Irina-Camelia Begu REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier


Three-time champion Serena Williams inaugurated the first-ever night session match in the history of the French Open with a win. She overcame Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu in straight sets 7-6(6), 6-2.

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Unquestionably, the 23-time Grand Slam champion was in the mood for aggressive tennis. Hence, even when Begu tried her best to stay in the match, she always fell short against Serena’s all-out attack.

However, the American’s gameplay was not the only talking subject after the match. Her peridot-coloured outfit, completed with a black Nike sash, and her signature Nike Flare 2 HC shoe got equal attention.

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Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 31, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during her first round match against Romania’s Irina-Camelia Begu REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier

Serena disclosed many intricate details about her outfit post the match. Given her fashion background, she did not find it tough to ace her French Open 2021 outfit.

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Serena Williams’ stunning French Open 2021 outfit

Firstly, the American professional wore a NikeCourt dress, which is naturally customised to make it inch-perfect. It also looked mesmerising in motion and not at all limiting despite being skin-tight.

The black Nike sash tied on her waist helps keep Serena in match rhythm and provides an extra balance. Also, it pushed her evenly to deliver a spectacular forehand or backhand.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 31, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. during her first round match against Romania’s Irina-Camelia Begu REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier

Most significantly, the eye-candy feature of Serena’s outfit is her shoes. The shoes imprinted with many symbols and quotations had everyone’s attention.

According to Serena, the design of the sneakers is after Green Day’s album ‘Dookie.’ It even had a lot of Paris graffiti drawings on them.

Moreover, the kicks also included her three-year-old daughter Olympia’s name on them. She even got the ‘RG’ initials on them for Roland-Garros.

Additionally, she had two inspirational quotes on them, ‘je ne m’arrêterai pas’ and ‘je ne m’arrêterai jamais.’ It translated as ‘I will not stop’ and ‘I will never stop fighting.’

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 31, 2021 General view of Serena Williams of the U.S. in action during her first round match against Romania’s Irina-Camelia Begu REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier

As many as the fans adorned the shoes, her husband Alexis Ohanian also did. Consequently, he took on Twitter to give fans a detailed look of the customized kicks.

Naturally, the outfit has reinvigorated the ambiance of the tournament. Serena’s fans will hope to see her shine in that dress until the last match at Roland-Garros 2021.

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Serena’s road ahead at Roland-Garros

The 39-year-old is passionately chasing her 24th Grand Slam title. This time, her chances look better than before.

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Her biggest challengers, Simona Halep, Bianca Andreescu, and Naomi Osaka, are out of Roland-Garros. Thus, Serena has a solid chance to go all the way.

In the next round, she will meet another Romanian, Mihaela Buzărnescu, for a third-round seat. Do you think Serena will finally win her long-awaited 24th Slam in Paris, France?

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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