Fashion overview: Serena Williams breaks new ground with 2021 tennis outfits


Even though young players have stolen a considerable portion of media coverage, Serena Williams remains a tennis fashion queen and we’re always looking forward to seeing the designs Nike prepares for the 40-year-old, especially at majors. In the 2021 season, the tennis legend once again played few tournaments — three WTA events and three Grand Slams — but she continued to impress with her on-court appearance. Let’s have a look at all her outfits this year, as part of my annual Fashion Retrospections.

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At the Yarra Valley Classic in Melbourne, Williams wore a pink tank and a pleated skirt.

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At the Australian Open, Williams rocked a jaw-dropping asymmetrical catsuit inspired by the late track star Florence Griffith Joyner. The one-legged design and pink/red colorblocks made this one of the American’s boldest looks ever.

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In Rome and Parma, Williams introduced another outstanding pink look: a short-sleeved top tied in a knot below chest and a tiered pleated skirt. The items are called the Nike Summer Advantage Pleated Skirt and Nike Summer Advantage Top.

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Williams’ custom French Open outfit attracted attention with striking green tones.

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The 23-time major champion paired a long-sleeve top with matching shorts and a diagonal mock skirt over it. En route to the fourth round in Paris she also debuted a striking asymmetrical green Nike dress.

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Her Nike women’s tennis shoes, in matching neon green featured drawings of the Eiffel Tower, a tennis ball, and motivational quotes such as “never stop fighting” and “je ne m’arrêterai jamais” which translates from French as “I will never stop.”

Serena Williams of the United States

The last tournament Williams played in 2021 was Wimbledon. Williams’ all-white look was a custom one-sleeve dress that features a layered skirt with asymmetrical hem. One detail put this ensemble among the most memorable WTA outfits ever — a detachable train that the tennis legend accessorized with as she arrived on Centre Court.

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What do you think, are young generations able to replace Serena when it comes to groundbreaking tennis style?



  1. I swear Serena looked terrible in any shades of pink, but stunning in lime/volt color.
    So my fav outfit of Serena has to be her RG dress.

    Any leaks on her USO dresses?

  2. Ian, USO? You mean AO? Anyway, in recent years we rarely get information about Serena’s custom attire for upcoming Grand Slams. Nike tends to keep it a surprise. Just like with Naomi Osaka.


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