Serena Williams is not an average tennis player, so naturally she has a better-than-average wardrobe to match.
In fact, the No. 1-ranked Williams is a fashion lover and even has her own exclusive line with the Home Shopping Network. Williams has never been one to shy away from bold on-court styles, opting for bright colors and patterns over the years.
Prior to signing a deal with Nike in 2004, Williams wore Puma apparel and shoes.
Williams wearing yellow and black Puma shoes at the 2001 U.S. Open.AP Images.
Serena Williams in 2002 wearing white and pink Pumas.AP Images.
With Nike, Williams never has never shied away from unique looks. In 2004, she surprised spectators with her custom knee-high black tennis shoes.
Williams wore custom knee-high Nike sneakers at the 2004 U.S. Open.AP Images.
While we haven’t seen her in as dramatic a shoe since, she still leads the pack when it comes to on-court style. Like Roger Federer, Nike places symbols on Williams’ shoes to represent the titles she’s won. In 2009, her U.S. Open sneakers had three hearts on the heel as a nod to the three U.S. Open titles she’d won by that time.
Williams’ Nike shoes in 2009 featured three hearts to represent the three U.S. Open titles she had at the time (she now has six).AP Images.
Wearing Nike in 2011.AP Images.
Celebrating a win wearing red and purple Nike shoes.REX Shutterstock.
Williams wore printed Nike shoes in 2015.AP Images.
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