Defending French Open champion Serena Williams was upended on the clay court.
On Saturday, Williams lost to Spain’s Gabrine Muguruza, who won the first grand slam of her career at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, 7-5 6-4.
“I think she played the big points well,” Williams said during a postgame interview.
The athlete rocked a pair of NikeCourt Flare LG tennis shoes during the match.
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.
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Williams aimed to be the first woman to win consecutive titles in Paris since Justine Henin’s three in a row from 2005-07.
Muguruza had on a head-to-toe Adidas ensemble.
Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank watched the tournament, and Stan Smith also made an appearance wearing his signature Adidas kicks for a Hall of Fame presentation.
Men’s tennis stars Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic will meet in Sunday’s French Open final.