After a three-hour rain delay on Saturday at the French Open, Williams upended Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic on her own turf at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, leading 6-4, 7-6(10).
Williams rocked a pair of NikeCourt Flare LG tennis shoes during the game and advanced to the quarterfinals.
Featuring a black exterior with blue laces and a colorful floral pattern on the Swoosh logo, the sneakers are designed for quick and agile movements on the court.
The ultralight upper features breathable mesh with fused overlays to support natural-feeling movements at maximum speed. The blue extended-stretch ankle collar substitutes for a traditional tongue, wrapping the midfoot in a socklike way for stability.
The footwear retails for $200 on the label’s website.
Williams, the defending French Open champion, aims to be the first woman to win consecutive titles in Paris since Justine Henin three in a row from 2005-07.
The quarterfinals resume on Tuesday and Wednesday.