After her Roland Garros 2018 full-length bodysuit was deemed disrespectful of the game and the place by the French Tennis Federation, Serena Williams wore a Virgil Abloh tutu at the 2018 US Open and then decided to remove the skirt from her Nike Spring Player Dress for the 2019 Australian Open, making it a playsuit, another very atypical WTA look.
Definitely confirming that the green Nike
dress playsuit is her outfit of choice for Melbourne, Serena Williams lost just two games in her opening match of the 2019 season, racing past Tatjana Maria in the first round 6-0 6-2 in 49 minutes. The match also finally resolved our Serena’s Aussie Open look discussion and we can say that the outcome is highly surprising. I expected that the tennis legend would show up in the Nike Spring Player Dress or in some different outfit, but to completely alter the dress was the last thing I expected. Serena never ceases to amaze us.
As you know, Serena’s outfit features a unique triangular back cutout rounded by stripes.
Another mandatory part of Serena’s post-pregnancy outfits are her compression stockings, which she wears for health reasons, because of her proneness to blood clots.
This is Williams’ first appearance at the Australian Open since 2017, when she won the tournament already about to months pregnant.