Serena Williams was spotted leaving her hotel in New York to head to the US Open on Friday night.
In what was to be her final Open match, Williams lost her singles match 7-5, 6-7(4), 6-1 to Australian Ajla Tomljanovic on Friday night, ending the era of the world famous tennis star. career.
En route to the Open, Williams wore activewear, including a black and white long-sleeved shirt from Nike with his signature swoosh in bright blue. The 23-time Grand Slam winner paired the top with a neon pink pleated skort, a staple for Williams. The S by Serena owner carried a mini black shoulder bag and a water bottle under her arm with her pink phone in her hand. Williams styled her hair in a ponytail, her curls studded with sheer beads.
Hitting the pavement, Williams wore athletic black sneakers with shiny gold accents on the tongue, the dynamic sneakers made with a breathable mesh and flexible arches.
Throughout her 30+ year career, Williams has used her platform to break down barriers for female athletes. And with the help of Nike, it will only continue.
Just one example among many of her impact alongside the sportswear brand, Nike and Williams created the Serena Williams Design Crew design apprenticeship program in 2019 to promote diversity in design and establish a new generation of creative talent at Nike and beyond. In January 2020, the first group of young talents visited the brand’s headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, and worked for six months to produce footwear, apparel and accessories inspired by the tennis icon.
Williams is integral to the brand’s impact in sports. The tennis player’s departure from the sport has taught many that whether through personal projects or collaborative endeavors, Williams will continue to have an immense impact on the world around her.
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