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We’re sending our deepest condolences to Serena Williams’ opponents. The record-breaking tennis player hit the courts for her first match at the 2019 Australian Open on January 15th against Germany’s Tatjana Maria at Melbourne Park. Williams, who won the match, donned a fierce green bodysuit (with an amazing racer stripe down the front) and fishnets—solidifying her fashion icon status on the tennis court.
Embellished with minimal black and white lines, the mint green ensemble is a lewk. Following the match, the athlete discussed the bodysuit (which she designed with Nike and dubbed a “Serena-tard”). “I wanted to be fit. I came back. Nike always wants to make an incredibly strong, powerful statement for moms that are trying to get back and get fit. That was basically it for me,” she said. (Related: Camouflage Workout Clothes That Will Make You Feel Tough AF)
This isn’t the first time the athlete’s wardrobe has made headlines. Last summer, the new mom wore a black catsuit at the French Open that resulted in a highly publicized catsuit ban. In response, Williams arrived at the U.S. Open a few days later in a tulle tutu skirt. (Related: Seamless Workout Clothes That Won't Rub Even During Your Sweatiest Workouts)
We stan a fashionable tennis icon.
This story was originally published on HelloGiggles.com by Jessica Wang.