WTA Tour

Serena to wow US Open with Virgil Abloh outfits

2018-08-21 07:34
serena williams
Serena Williams (Getty Images)

New York - After turning heads in Paris with her black cat suit, Serena Williams is out to wow the US Open in her brand new "Queen" collection for Nike, designed by American stylist Virgil Abloh, the sportswear giant said on Monday. 

Abloh - artist, architect, friend of Kanye West and artistic director of Louis Vuitton - created two dresses for the court, one for the day in white and one for evening in black. 

It is said to be inspired by the six-time US Open singles champion's love of ballet. 

They feature breathability in a dance-inspired skirt evoking a tutu and a bodice cut out that looks like a ballerina's; it looks completely off the shoulder but is a visual trick - while still giving support and motion on both sides. 

"With Serena, we have one of our generation's most powerful, inspiring athletes as the muse," Abloh said. "I was trying to embody her spirit and bring something compelling and fresh to tennis." 

In addition to the two dresses, the "Queen" collection will also feature a bomber-style jacket, which the champ will wear off the court, a bag and three pairs of shoes, a pair of Nike Court Flare 2 as well as two pairs of The 10 in limited edition. 

The market welcomed the news. 

Nike's share value gained 3.05 percent on Monday to $82.18.

Read more on:    wta tour  |  serena williams  |  tennis


Read News24’s Comments Policy


When all is said and done, who of the 'Big 3' in men's tennis ends their career with the most Grand Slams?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.