This Just In: Serena Williams is taking the court this very moment (ESPN: check your local listings; timing is everything, thanks Cheyenne at Nike) for her final US Open. As always, she’s making sure that her on-court attire gets a fair amount of attention. Her outfit has a figure skating competition theme, and her six-layer skirt is supposed to be a “nod” to her six USO titles. Nike says that “a crystal-encrusted bodice alludes to the night sky at the tournament.” Even if it’s raining?
Her sneakers are the custom PE (player exclusive) NikeCourt Flare 2 with a diamond-encrusted Swoosh with “solid gold lace deubrés” created in collaboration with own jewelry line. Now, I had to look that word up. From Wikipedia: “Deubré is a generic term, originating at Nike, Inc. and dating from the mid 1990s, for an ornamental shoelace tag, most commonly seen on sneakers.”