The tennis legend’s outfits, which have included a catsuit and a one-shoulder tutu outfit may have caused controversy in the past.
However, 37-year-old Serena Williams, who won her Ladies’ Singles first round match against Giulia Gatto-Monticone of Italy, stuck to the rules as she stepped out onto the court wearing a funky all-white ensemble for the second day of Wimbledon in London on Tuesday, June 2.
The mother-of-one wore a sheer white jacket over a matching one-piece ensemble that consisted of a white skirt and a white crop-top, and finished off the look with a Swarovski crystal covered brooch and glittery, gold nails.
Funky! The 37-year-old tennis player wore a sheer white jacket over her ensemble as she stepped out onto the court at the second day of Wimbledon in London
Unique: Serena was seen wearing the jacket, which gave her outfit a unique edge, as she prepared to play her Ladies’ Singles first round match against Giulia Gatto-Monticone of Italy
Stylish: Serena accessorized her look with a chunky watch, a bracelet, a white headband, and a pair of hoop earrings
Ready to play: When the mother-of-one removed the jacket, she was seen wearing an all-white ensemble that consisted of a crop top and skirt
The tennis player’s white number kept to the rules, which require players to wear all white clothing.
However, as usual Serena opted to add a funky element to her outfit, wearing a sheer, light white jacket over her outfit as she stepped out onto the court.
The tennis player was seen preparing for her match, on the side of the court, while donning the funky jacket over the rest of her ensemble.
Once she was ready to warm up for the game, she removed the jacket to reveal a one-piece number underneath.
She showed off her toned midriff through cut-out panels in the outfit, which appeared to be a light, honeycomb fabric.
Her outfit consisted of a white skirt and a matching crop top, which were linked together by fabric that met in the middle of her abdomen.
She teamed the look with a matching white headband that kept her hair in place as she played her Ladies’ Singles first round match against Giulia Gatto-Monticone of Italy, which she won.
Keeping with the all-white theme, she sported a pair of Nike sneakers, a white watch and a matching-colored wristband.
Serena added a touch of glamour to her outfit, as she donned glittery nails and a Nike swoosh brooch that was decked out in 34 gold Swarovski crystals
Concentration: She showed off her toned midriff through cut-out panels in the outfit, which appeared to be a light, honeycomb fabric
Chic! Her outfit consisted of a white skirt and a matching crop top, which were linked together by fabric that met in the middle of her abdomen
Fabulous! Fans of the tennis player complimented Serena’s nails, which appeared to be white with gold marble-detailing and glitter
Details: The tennis player wore a stunning one-of-a-kind Nike swoosh that was decked out in 34 gold Swarovski crystals
Showing some skin: The mother-of-one allowed her toned obliques to show through the cut-outs in her dress
Uniform: Serena’s husband, Alexis Ohanian, also donned a white T-shirt to watch his wife as she stormed to her first victory of the tournament against Italy’s Giulia Gatto-Monticone
Her all-white outfit comes just two months after she turned heads in an unusual superhero-inspired outfit, designed by Virgil Abloh and Nike.
She wore a black and white ensemble that featured the words ‘Mother, Champion, Queen, Goddess’ in French at The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament back in May.
However, she removed the jacket before playing, revealing a long-sleeved shirt in the same pattern as the rest of her outfit.
The vibrant pattern and multiple layers meant that all eyes couldn’t help but remain on Serena throughout the match, which she won two sets to one, even as she was warming up and began removing different layers.
Upon her arrival at the court, Serena was wearing a long-sleeved jacket in the same pattern as her skirt, with words like ‘champion’ and ‘goddess’ written in French across the front, and framed in the traditional Off-White double quotation marks.
When she began warming up the mother-of-one removed the jacket, to reveal a plain black long-sleeved sports jacket, which she wore for the first few points.
Fan favorite: Fans of the tennis player have complimented Serena’s outfit, as they fawn over her glittery, gold nails and Swarovski crystal-covered Nike swoosh brooch
Controversial: Her all-white outfit comes just two months after she turned heads in an unusual superhero-inspired outfit, designed by Virgil Abloh and Nike
Powerful: The jacket, which she removed before playing, featured empowering words, including ’Mother, Champion, Queen, Goddess’, written in French
After that was removed, it was revealed that Serena had on a long-sleeved shirt in the same navy-and-white pattern as her skirt and crop top.
The sports star was previously banned from wearing her trademark catsuits, with French Tennis Federation president, Bernard Giudicelli saying in August of last year: ‘I believe we have sometimes gone too far.
‘Serena’s outfit, for example, would no longer be accepted. You have to respect the game and the place.’
At the time, it was thought that many of the custom outfits for this year’s tournament were already well underway in terms of the design.
However Giudicelli revealed that the FTF would be asking manufacturers to see them in advance.
He added that Roland Garros’ updated rules wouldn’t be as strict as Wimbledon’s, which require that players wear white, but would ‘impose certain limits’.
Banned: After the French Open last year, the French Tennis Federation changed the regulations surrounding player attire, banning the tight catsuit that Serena had worn
Special: She sported a tutu look for the 2018 US Open, which came in white, black and purple, and was designed by herself and Virgil
His announcement came just months after the 2018 tournament, when Serena had spoken out to explain the medical reasoning behind her catsuit, insisting that it was not meant to be a saucy fashion statement, but rather a means of looking after her body following the birth of her daughter.
She said the purpose of the long sleeves and full-length trousers was to protect her because of past bouts with blood clots.
With the outfit, she also wanted to send about self-worth and feeling powerful as she returned to Grand Slam action about nine months after giving birth to her daughter Olympia Ohanian.
‘It feels like this suit represents all the women that have been through a lot mentally, physically, with their body to come back and have confidence and to believe in themselves,’ she said at the time.
‘I definitely feel like it is an opportunity for me to inspire a whole different group of amazing women and kids.’
The tennis player also turned heads when she stepped out wearing a tutu at the 2018 US open.
The ensemble, which was designed by Serena and Virgil, came in white, black and purple, featured a daring one shoulder design.
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