The world is no stranger to Serena Williams‘ talent on the tennis court. May it be her powerful serves or bold fashion choices, she is really the queen on the court.
Williams’ on-court fashion choices have drawn attention for much of her career. Last year, she created quite a stir by walking onto the court wearing a black panther catsuit which was eventually banned for ‘not respecting the game’.
This year at Roland Garros was no different when it came to making a statement. She arrived wearing an outfit by Virgil Abloh, featuring a cape. It had four French words printed on it – Mere, championne, reine, deesse (mother, champion, queen, goddess). Underneath it was a Nike outfit featuring black and white zebra stripes.
“Those are things that mean a lot to me and reminders for me and for everyone that wants to wear it,” Williams said. “Just remind everyone that they can be champions and are queens. So I love that about it. It is a lot to carry, but so is being Serena Williams,” said Williams, who made her return to Grand Slam competition in Paris a year ago after missing five majors because of the birth of her first child.
The 37-year-old American survived a first-set scare before defeating Russia’s Vitalia Diatchenko 2-6, 6-1, 6-0 to reach the second round. French Open 2019 could not have begun on a more impactful note for Williams.
Serena Williams is truly a superhero. The tennis star recently also opened about Serena Ventures, a capital investment company she started in 2014 with the mission of giving opportunities to founders across an array of industries.