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Behind Serena Williams’ Diamond-Studded 2022 U.S. Open Outfit

The tennis champion dazzled during one of her final games on the court.

On Monday, Aug. 29, Serena Williams played in the first round of the 2022 U.S. Open in New York City and likely the final tennis tournament of her career. The 40-year-old champion opened singles play with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over her opponent Danka Kovinić — and she did so in style.

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Tap through to read more about Serena Williams’ glittery outfit that sparkled on the court, dressed by Nike, ahead.

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For the 2022 U.S. Open tournament in New York City, Serena Williams customized her Nike uniform to include a crystal-studded bodice and six-layer skirt in reference to her six winning titles in Flushing. (Though, she later revealed after the match that she removed four layers of fabric because it was too heavy.)Courtesy of Nike
Her outfit was inspired by competition dresses worn by figure skaters, coming with a black embellished bodice and a flowy mini skirt. Her dazzling uniform mimicked that of stars, alluding to the night sky at the open arena.Courtesy of Nike
The six-time tournament champion also wore a bejeweled jacket and tote bag to match her ethereal tennis outfit.Courtesy of Nike
She completed her look with custom Serena PE NikeCourt Flare 2 sneakers. Her personalized pair are encrusted with a diamond Swoosh design and her initials in the middle.
There were a total of 400 hand-placed diamonds on her black mesh sneakers, created in collaboration with her very own Serena Williams Jewelry line.Courtesy of Nike