Tennis fashion recap: Serena Williams’ 2020 Nike dresses

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Even though there were far less events because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Serena Williams presented a variety of custom Nike designs in 2020 and I will go through all of them in my latest Fashion Retrospection.
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Williams’ first and only singles title of the season came at the ASB Classic in Auckland. There she also reached the doubles final, teamed up with Caroline Wozniacki, who retired from tennis shortly afterwards. During singles matches, Williams wore a maroon Nike dress with white binding.

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In doubles, Williams sported an eye-catching orange long-sleeve dress.

Nike’s 2020 Melbourne apparel was inspired by the rock formations and continental shifts of pre-historic Australia. Among the colorful prints created by artist Cassie Byrnes is this pebble pattern featured in Williams’ tiered purple dress for the Australian Open.

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In February’s Fed Cup tie against Latvia, Williams combined a simple red tank and a pleated navy skirt.

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At the Top Seed Open in Lexington and the Western & Southern Open in New York, Williams perfectly coordinated her dress and shoes — black with neon green accents. The dress features a zipper at chest and keyhole cutout at back.

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At the US Open, Williams rocked two dresses: a bold red dress and a nude one, both accessorized with color-coordinated hair pom poms and shoes.

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Cold weather at the rescheduled French Open demanded long-sleeve tops and leggings. Long braided hair and defined locks with highlights nicely contrasted Williams’ all-black Paris look.

I would say that it was an average year when it comes to Serena’s on-court fashion. The designs were good, but none of them could challenge some of her iconic outfits from the past. My 2020 favorite is the black and neon green Lexington dress.

How would you rate Serena’s 2020 fashion? Which dress is your favorite?


  1. Melxir, well, you’re right, this year was quite average. We’re used to Serena having some special outfits, collaborations with famous designers, etc. But 2020 is not a good parameter for anything. It should just be forgotten.


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