Game, Set, Match: Who Are Serena Williams’ Biggest Style Inspirations?

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As every devoted tennis fan (and fan of hot tennis players…ugh Novak Djokovic is distractingly beautiful) knows, it’s the first week of the U.S. Open! And, it almost goes without saying, experts are predicting that No. 1 seeded Serena Williams will walk away with her third consecutive win. We have no doubt that the badass tennis icon will kill it, but honestly? We’re also watching to see what she’s wearing.

Since she burst onto the scene as a teen in white-beaded cornrows, Serena has loved bringing fashion and beauty trends to the courts — think nail art, color blocked dresses, neon game-time blazers, and sexed-up crimped hair. No more basic white tennis skirts and pony’s! In honor of what we’re sure will be another Serena Williams U.S. Open win, let’s take a look at some of the superstar’s biggest beauty and style inspirations.