Five-time champion, Serena Williams, strode on court for her opening-round U.S. Open match against Taylor Townsend on Tuesday night wearing a black-and-white, leopard-print dress that looked as tough as she plays.
After Williams’ straight-set victory, ESPN’s Pam Shriver gave her review in the post-match TV interview: “By the way, the dress is phenomenal.” Williams responded with a growl.
It’s not the first such fashion statement for Williams, who is seeded No. 1. On her way to the 2002 title, she wore a skin-hugging, all-black “catsuit,” and in 2004 she turned heads in a midriff-baring black top with a pleated blue jean skirt.