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Serena Williams: Stylish superstar

Updated 1105 GMT (1905 HKT) August 28, 2018
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Serena Williams has taken tennis fashion to new heights. In New York she wore a $500 black-and-brown one-shoulder silhouette dress with tulle skirt for her 2018 US Open debut. DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images
Williams, playing her first home Slam since giving birth to her first child last year, entered the Arthur Ashe Stadium in a black bomber jacket with white trim. Julian Finney/Getty Images
Williams turned heads with her striking black catsuit in the first round of the 2018 French Open in Paris -- tournament organizers have since tightened dress codes for next year, meaning the catsuit will be consigned to the closet. CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images
The 23-time grand slam champion was playing in her first major since giving birth to her first child in September. "I feel like a warrior princess in it," she told reporters. " I'm always living in a fantasy world. I always wanted to be a superhero, and it's kind of my way of being a superhero." CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The 36-year-old American said the skintight suit also served a practical purpose after enduring a difficult childbirth. "I had a lot of problems with my blood clots. So there is definitely a little functionality to it," she said. CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images
Williams sticks with black and pink during the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York. Mike Hewitt/Getty Images
Serena attends the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
Serena enjoyed an astonishing 2015 season -- winning the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon. She missed the China Open and WTA finals after revealing she needed time to recover from a grueling year.
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Serena sports a beaded hairstyle as she celebrates her first U.S. Open title -- and her first major -- back in 1999. Jamie Squire/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Serena Williams poses on court after triumphing in the 2015 French Open final. Julian Finney/Getty Images
Serena blasts down a powerful serve on her way to another victory. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
In 1999, Williams enrolled at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in Florida to study fashion design. Here, she shows a collection of her designs at the 2012 Australian Open. Getty Images
Williams, the world's No. 1 player, serves during a training session ahead of the 2015 French Open in Paris. MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images
Williams celebrated her sixth Wimbledon title in 2015, resplendent in the All England Club's traditional all-white attire. It meant she held all four grand slam titles, going back to the 2014 U.S. Open -- her second "Serena Slam." Julian Finney/Getty Images
Serena sported a catsuit when she played Corina Morariu during the 2002 U.S. Open. That title was the third leg of her first non-calendar "Serena Slam," which she completed months later at the 2003 Australian Open. Don Emmert/Getty Images/File
Williams waves to the crowd as she enters stadium court before her match against Monica Niculescu of Romania at Indian Wells in 2015. Harry How/Getty Images
In a neon yellow outfit, Serena celebrates against Eleni Daniilidou of Greece during the 2012 Western & Southern Open in Mason, Ohio. Getty Images
Williams looks crestfallen as she reflects on a point that got away. Will Russell/Getty Images
A more formally-attired Serena celebrates one of her six victories at the U.S. Open. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/File
The Florida resident has triumphed at the US Open in New York six times. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
With her hair -- which she once described as "super crazy" -- tied back, Serena blasts a shot in a match against Ana Ivanovic in Cincinnati. Getty Images
Serena serves on a sunny day at Flushing Meadows, New York. Michael Dodge/Getty Images
Williams celebrates after winning the Madrid Open final against Maria Sharapova in 2013. JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
Serena sports a new style at the Australian Open in 2013. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images