For what may be her final appearance at the U.S. Open, tennis great Serena Williams wore a custom dress and sneakers, both designed by Nike for the event. Inspired by figure skating silhouettes, the black dress’ skirt features six layer, a reference to her six U.S. Open champion titles. The dress was detailed through out with crystals, which also adorned her hair.
On foot, Williams wore a black, custom pair of PE NikeCourt Flare 2 sneakers featuring a diamond-encrusted Swoosh detailed with diamond and gold lace deubrés. Designed by Serena Williams Jewelry, The solid gold and black ceramic deubrés read “Queen” and “Mama” and are detailed with 400 pieces of 2.0-carat diamonds.
Williams handily won her first U.S. Open match, and on Wednesday (August 31, 2022) battled and won her second match versus No. 2 seed Anett Kontaveit. In a cover story for Vogue, Williams, who isn’t fond of the word retirement, said she was ready to move on from tennis, but didn’t provide exact timing other than to say, “The countdown has begun,” adding, “I’m going to relish these next few weeks.
Priced at $1,795 each, both deubrés are now available on serenawilliamsjewelry.com