Serena Williams’ one-sleeve Nike tulle dress for US Open


Since returning from her maternity leave, Serena Williams‘ on-court fashion has been just as out-of-the-box as before. After Roland Garros’ black catsuit, Wimbledon’s white long-sleeved dress and a dominant red dress paired with fishnet tights at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic in San Jose, the new mom keeps pushing the boundaries and her new NikeCourt dress ready for the US Open is again a daring design, as we haven’t seen anything similar in at least over a decade, if ever.

A tulle skirt has been present in the WTA fashion, especially with Agnieszka Radwanska’s Lotto designs, but we haven’t had a one-sleeved dress! Do you remember seeing a one-sleeved dress in tennis? I don’t, and certainly not in my 11 years of blogging. To add to the shocking effect, the dress features a colorblock that gives the illusion of an off shoulder.

The standout piece was designed by Off-White, i.e. by American fashion designer Virgil Abloh, inspired by Serena’s love of ballet.

Besides the day and night version of the dress, which is part of the Queen collection, Serena is expected to wear a PE version of the NikeCourt Flare, complete with all the signature markings.

The new range also includes special edition colorways of the Nike Air Max 97 and Blazer Mid that feature color gradients on the midsoles and a new volt zip-tie.

Serena’s NYC style will be completed by a bomber jacket and a bag.



  1. Im in love with this outfit ???????? lets hope that Serena will bring her A game and takes it all at the US open… The williams sisters have always been the leaders in terms of fashion on and off the court

  2. I like the outfit as well; suits Queen Serena Williams perfectly. By the way, Rest in Heaven Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Singing solos for God in Heaven now. Thanks Renee Stubbs for what you shared!

  3. the naked truth is that the dress is horrible on her. it is obvious that Nike pays Serena a lot of money to laugh at her ( with the catsuit – the same) without using racial / sexual discrimination statements. SERENA , OPEN YOUR EYES ! Or Nike has so uninspired designers, because all latest dress models are really ugly .

  4. The suit looked fabulous on the model shown here, who is a lot smaller than Serena right now. Once I saw Serena in it, I have to agree it didn’t do her justice. She’s got some more after birth weight to lose and then after that, she should look decent in it. Most women who aren’t slim & trim know pleats and puffiness around the stomach and waist are a no-no.


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