Just one week after it was revealed that the head-turning and headline-grabbing active wear new mom Serena Williams wore at the French Open this year would be banned next year, the tennis superstar set out to prove that her on-court style won’t be compromised in the least.
For Day 1 of the US Open, Williams faced off against Magda Linette of Poland (and won) wearing a two-toned, one-sleeved leotard with a black tulle tutu and flesh-colored fishnet tights.
The ensemble was a collaboration between designer Virgil Abloh and Nike, and after Williams slayed the look, Abloh took to social media to say he’d be “willing to design dresses for her for life.” And we would be willing to let you do just that Abloh!
It was French Tennis Federation President Bernard Giudicelli who recently told Tennis Magazine that a new dress code for the French Open would prohibit Williams’ famed catsuit in the future because “one must respect the game and the players.” Williams responded by saying they have “a right to do what they want to do.”
You rock whatever you want to wear Serena – as Nike so eloquently put it, “You can take the superhero out of her costume, but you can never take away her superpowers.” #justdoit