The tennis star wore a cape emblazoned with the French words for “champion,” “queen,” “mother” and “goddess” while warming up on court at Roland Garros in Paris ahead of her first-round victory over Russia’s Vitalia Diatchenko.
She removed the cape for the actual game.
Williams had previewed her outfit, which was designed by Virgil Abloh and Nike, on Twitter the day before.
Williams’ latest on-court fashion choice made waves on social media.
Queen 👸🏽 👑 doing Queen things! https://t.co/SMpAd6OH04— Secola Edwards (@SecolaEdwards) May 28, 2019
@serenawilliams is everything great about professional sports. Keep on knocking down the barriers, kicking butt on court and pushing fashion in exhilarating directions. #FrenchOpen https://t.co/m1jQlkHmyM— Doug Moore (@dougwmoore) May 28, 2019
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