Venus Williams Teases Piece From Self-Designed Apparel Line For Brand K-Swiss

February 21, 2021 8:00 pm

Veteran tennis star Venus Williams has teased one of the pieces from her self-designed apparel line for globally renowned footwear brand K-Swiss.

The 7-time Grand Slam champion took to Instagram to share the piece – a grey sweatshirt and pants with cool designer stripes.

Venus had inked a lucrative endorsement deal with K-Swiss

As much a style icon in the game as her younger sister, Serena Williams, the limited-edition apparel line is named ‘Eleven by Venus’.

The footwear giant recently sewed up a lucrative endorsement deal with the 40-year-old tennis star, as part of which she was to not only be the brand face but also design her own line of shoes and apparel.

Venus tagged her post with the short message saying, “BTS, @elevenbyvenus x @kswiss collaboration, Perfection”.

The company put the collection out on its webpage with a message from the veteran, detailing the ideas that went into designing the footwear and apparel line.

“This capsule collection is close to my heart as I created each style for women like you. Anything but traditional, the collaboration of K-Swiss and Eleven by Venus Williams is a representation of the authenticity and boldness of both brands – even in times of uncertainty,” the message goes.

“With a twist on the traditional plaid design, this exclusive design will have you ready to forge forward with coolness and confidence,” it further says.

Venus Williams plays a forehand during her match against Serena Williams during Top Seed Open – Day 4 at the Top Seed Tennis Club in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Venus Williams suffers an upset in the Australian Open

On the career front, the American couldn’t progress beyond the first round of the Australian Open this year. The veteran did show promise in her opening-round mauling of Belgian Kirsten Flipkens at Melbourne Park but struggled with cramps in the latter stages of her second-round clash against Italian Sara Errani. 

The former World Number 1 eventually lost 1-6, 0-6.

Venus’ performance, albeit disappointing, was an improvement from last year when she fell in the first round after losing in straight sets to 16-year-old American star Coco Gauff.

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Priyabrata Chowdhury

Priyabrata Chowdhury is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. He has been a print journalist for a decade, producing news pages for leading national dailies such as the Hindustan Times and The New Indian Express. His passion for sports eventually drove him to tennis writing. From covering live matches to writing features or reports on all that’s happening in the world of tennis, he is mining his interest in the sport to strive for writing excellence. When he is not busy writing about tennis, he likes to read, watch his favorite shows and films on Netflix or other streaming platforms, or catch Roger Federer in action.

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