‘This Was Fashion, Fashion, Fashion!’ – Serena Williams Reminisces Moment With Venus Williams After Retirement Announcement

Published 08/10/2022, 1:23 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 19: (L-R) Serena Williams and Venus Williams attend the 33rd Annual Producers Guild Awards at Fairmont Century Plaza on March 19, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Serena Williams is not new to making headlines. Over the years, the American sensation has been in the news for her success on the court as well as off the court. However, yesterday, the 9th of August, the 23-time Grand Slam champion made the headlines for probably the biggest and the saddest announcement of her career. Her retirement from tennis!!

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Following the distressing news to her fans, Serena went back in time, cherishing a special moment with sister Venus Williams. Taking to her Instagram account, she posted a video made for the fashion magazine Vogue. In the video, the former World No. 1 talked about her first ever photoshoot with sister Venus for the renowned magazine.

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Serena Williams recalls first Vogue photoshoot with Venus Williams

Along with tennis, Serena has also been particular about her fashion style ever since the start of her career. Getting into the engaging video, Serena started by admitting, “This was fashion, fashion, fashion!”

Going ahead in the video, the magazine, started in 1892, showed Serena a photo of hers with sister Venus, leaving the floor open for detailing. Dazzling in a pink dress and a golden watch, an exhilarated Serena started by saying, “This was my first shoot that I did for Vogue and I did it with Venus.”

The photograph dates back to May 1998. The time when the Williams sisters were steadily paving their path to becoming two of the greatest players of all time. Going ahead in the video, Serena elaborated, saying, “You can see we were very young. We had our beads and we still had our youth.”

Being a fashionista, Serena has always had a thing for major fashion designers. The shoot was no different. Detailing the black-and-white striped dresses, she said, “This is a Carolina Herrera. Beautiful gown.”

Recalling the shoot, Serena ended by asserting, “It was such an amazing moment. I just remember being so excited to shoot for Vogue. It was so cool.”

The wedding photo of Serena

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Apart from her photo with Venus, the video also featured Serena detailing a photo from her wedding with Alexis Ohanian. “This is my wedding picture. I got married,” she said.

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Co-Founder of Reddit Alexis Ohanian and Serena Williams attend the HBO New York Premiere of ‘Being Serena’ at Time Warner Center on April 25, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

As mentioned earlier, Serena has always had an inclination towards major fashion designers. Being her wedding, it goes without saying that Serena opted for a larger-than-life dress for her special day. Detailing her wedding gown, she said, “I had this insane Alexander McQueen dress.” “I went through a stage where I loved capes. So like, Sarah made this awesome cape for me,” she further added.

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Similar to Serena, her fans also enjoyed the memory walk. However, despite being an engaging video, it failed to cover up the upsetting announcement of the 40-year-old. Currently playing the Rogers Cup, it is anticipated that Serena would pick her racquet for the last time at the 2022 US Open.

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Ahmar Wasif

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Ahmar Wasif is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is a national level tennis player and has a number of titles to his name. His experience on the court allows him to incorporate a deeper understanding in his coverage of the sport.

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