22 On-Court Fashion Slays From Serena Williams

Serving fierceness.

By Claire Downs
Nearly eighteen years ago (yes eighteen), Serena Williams made her first professional debut on the tennis court, winning the mixed doubles at Wimbledon and the US Open at age 17. Her whirlwind career has seen four Olympic gold medals and countless trophies on the international tennis stage. But Serena’s brought so much more to the court than just flawless wins; she’s brought diversity to the sport of tennis, and her personal style as well.

Now, age 34, Serena has a lot to celebrate. Not only does the world look forward to her impeccable performances on the court, they look forward to her signature style. Here are Serena’s most legendary looks on the court.

  • 1 Australian Open, 2001
    Literally everyone else was wearing all white at the time.

  • 2 French Open, 2002
    De-stroy-ing in head-to-toe Puma.

  • 3 Collins Cup, 2002
    Just try to look this good at the gym. Just try.

  • 4 U.S. Open, 2002
    This faux-leather catsuit by Puma is legendary.

  • 5 French Open, 2004
    TFW you’re in formation, about to kill the competition.

  • 6 Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships, 2004
    Serving you Greek-goddess gladiator realness.

  • 7 Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships, 2008
    Serena means business, gurl. And this belted trench coat was historic!

  • 8 U.S. Open, 2012
    Color-blocking us to victory.

  • 9 U.S. Open, 2013
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    We need this gradient dress in our lives.

  • 10 Australian Open, 2013
    The micro-pleats stun, but the orange accent gives us life.

  • 11 U.S. Open, 2014
    Serena also filmed a 7/11 Beyoncé tribute in this Cheetah Girl look.

  • 12 U.S. Open, 2014
    If the look works, get it in multiple colors.

  • 13 Australian Open, 2014
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    The jacket is back in blazer form and it’s not playing this time.

  • 14 Sony Open, 2014
    Trailblazer working the colors on the court nobody has ever seen before. That’s Serena, for ya.

  • 15 Australian Open, 2015
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    This effortless strappy back is everything we hope for in athletic wear.

  • 16 U.S. Open, 2015
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    Queen is giving us more animal print and we’re okay with that.

  • 17 Australian Open, 2016
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    In formation with the lemonade.

  • 18 French Open, 2016
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    Those cut-outs dominate the competition.

  • 19 Wimbledon, 2016
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    She knew that the Wimbledon trophy would perfectly complement her mock-turtleneck.

  • 20 Rio Olympics, 2016
    Sometimes, simple elegance is the way to go.

  • 21 U.S. Open, 2016
    Love, love, love the armbands worked into the flow of her pleated skirt and shoes.

  • 22 U.S. Open, 2016
    Serena gives us 100% in every single way.