Since the early ’90s, Serena Williams has been challenging conventions and boring dress codes. The world champion crushes it on the court no matter what she’s wearing. From an all-white ensemble to a black catsuit, she’s had a lot of fascinating fashion moments on the court.
Scroll below to see some of our favourite looks throughout her career.
2014 US Open
At the 2014 U.S. Open, Williams wore an unforgettable, hot pink Nike leopard print style dress that matched her wristbands. Calling out to her free-spirited personality, the Nike dress was christened the ‘Serena’ dress.
2016 Australia Open
When it comes to bringing excitement to the game of tennis, Williams never disappoints – in either her playing or what she wears. Going bold, the champion gave people something to talk about once again with a brilliant yellow crop top and plated skirt she designed for Nike.
Wimbledon might not allow for many surprises, given the strict all-white dress code, but that didn’t deter Williams from bringing her best tennis whites to Wimbledon 2016. Her NikeCourt Premier dress features a mock neck, showcasing a fun-and-flirty look – a simple piece that impressed everyone that year!
2018 French Open
After giving birth Williams stepped onto the court in a black catsuit with a red waistband – a subtle nod to the film, Black Panther. Williams caused some controversy when she wore the Nike catsuit to play at the French Open, which has since been banned. But, the full-length bodysuit is definitely one of her best on-court fashion moments to date.
2019 French Open
A year after Williams caused a stir at the French Open with her Black Panther catsuit, she came back with another bold outfit for her first-round match at the 2019 French Open. The tennis champion hit the courts in Paris in a Virgil Abloh-designed Nike x Off-White ensemble. Sending a powerful message, the two-piece black and white set was emblazoned with the words “Mother,” “Goddess,” “Queen,” and “Champion” in both French and English.
2021 Australia Open
The champion of tennis crushed it again on the court with her style. At the Australian Open 2021, Williams rocked a killer catsuit that paid tribute to American Olympic gold medalist track star Florence Griffith Joyner, a.k.a. Flo-Jo. She donned an asymmetrical, colour-block catsuit designed by Nike, in red, bright pink, and black. The catsuit featured one full-length and one bike short-length leg – it was definitely a look!
Dressed in an all-white outfit, William’s stepped onto the court with a Nike one-shoulder dress that came with a detachable train – delivering the perfect amount of flair.
2022 National Bank Open Toronto
Showcasing perfect coordination in both her forehand and her fashion sense, Williams stepped onto the court with a colour-block sleeveless dress. It was a classic white and black look that showed off her contemporary style.