Serena Williams is very close to her retirement. However, that doesn’t mean that she can’t step into the court without style. The tennis legend will hit the court with diamond-laden shoes as she plays her last U.S. Open.

Williams said that she is “evolving away” from the sport in her retirement announcement. She announced her retirement after playing in the Grand Slam tournament. She designed the shoes for hitting the courts one last time.

The star will play her last U.S. Opens in Queens while wearing a six-layer skirt. The skirt has six layers as an homage to the U.S. Open Championships wins in her career.

Williams will wear the PE NikeCourt Flare 2 custom-made shoes. The shoes come with solid gold deubrés with 400 diamonds hand-set onto them. Nike revealed in their press release that they used Black ceramic to set the stones which they especially created while collaborating with the icon.

The look is paired with the NikeCourt Flare 2—a custom Serena PE featuring a diamond-encrusted Swoosh design and her initials on the medial side. The solid gold deubrés on the laces feature 400 hand-set diamonds in black ceramic created in collaboration with Serena Williams Jewelry.


The tennis star has already made quite a few strides in the fashion world. Back in February, Williams gave a tribute to her friend Virgil Abloh, who tragically passed away. Williams modeled at the Paris Fashion Week in the Off-White show.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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