Contesting her 104th match at Wimbledon, Serena Williams needed 80 minutes to get past 31-year-old Wimbledon main-draw debutante Giulia Gatto-Monticone 6-2 7-5 and advance to the second round of the grass-court Grand Slam on Day 2.
The seven-time Wimbledon champion Williams worked hard to win her 13th singles match this year. After taking the first set, Williams suffered a break when serving for the match at 5-3. The American legend celebrated setting up a match point at 6-5 and then won a highly-entertaining rally with a volley winner to maintain her perfect record in the first round of Wimbledon.
Speaking of her health, after the match Williams stated:
It’s the best I’ve felt since February. She [Gatto-Monticone] never gave up and it’s good for me to play matches like this when I haven’t had a ton of matches this year. I’m feeling good that I can actually walk. I’m better now. It’s fine.
When it comes to the queen’s fashion, once again she brought about a daring style. Her knitwear-textured Nike dress adorned with a Swarovski-studded Swoosh features dramatic cutouts at waist, a new take on her early-2015 style. While at the 2019 French Open she revolutionized warm-up attire with Virgil Abloh’s cape-jacket, Serena again introduced an extraordinary style, a light see-through coat.
This dress looks fab on Serena and is perfect for her body build. The weight loss is obvious and outfit very flattering. So glad she’s worked some of those overdue baby pounds off. Congrats to the Open-Era Queen of women’s tennis! Serena Williams: GOAT status set in stone.
The Real Deal, I also love the details, her nails and jewelry. Not to mention “the Broosh”!