Serena Williams' daughter's tutu dress looks like her mother's on-court outfit at US Open
Serena Williams’ daughter, Olympia, was spotted wearing a baby version of her mother’s on-court outfit at her latest US Open matches.
The photos of the girl wearing the previously mentioned tutu were taken while Serena was heading to the U.S. Open in late-August. The Nike brand ambassador made sure to represent with black knee-length leggings and a purple top.
She rocked the athletic wear with a Nike visor, gold necklace, a red hand-band, and white tennis shoes. Serena was holding Olympia, who wore a tutu-patterned rainbow dress paired with white socks and the cutest black shoes.
That number was very similar to the one Serena wore during her first match of the tournament: a one-shoulder white tutu outfit.
It was her first on-court appearance since the French Open ban on her famous Wakanda-inspired catsuit, and fans were all for it.
The tutu was regarded as a bold response from the tennis player who had earlier explained that she chose the Wakanda catsuit for health reasons following childbirth complications.
Virgil Abloh collaborated with Nike to design the two-toned tutu. He confessed that “with Serena, we have one of our generation's most powerful, inspiring athletes as the muse. I was trying to embody her spirit and bring something compelling and fresh to tennis.”
That was not the only time the mother-of-one put on a tutu as she put on a lavender and brown similar piece for her match versus Carina Witthoeft.
It was part of her “Queen” collection that she paired with a matching headband and White Nike tennis shoes.
After that match, she played against her sister, Venus Williams and won in two sets 6 – 1, 6 – 2. She continued playing versus Kaia Kanepi, Karolina Pliskova, and Anastasija Sevastova, winning all the matches.
Serena Williams' 11-month-old Alexis Olympia wears an adorable tutu dress that looks just like her mother's https://t.co/CUGgxmHtmn— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) August 31, 2018
In the finals, she faced the Japanese player Naomi Osaka, who defeated the American tennis in two sets, 6 – 2, 6 – 4.
She fought for her life, for our child, for recognition, for equal pay, for women’s rights. She never gives up.— §AlexisOhanian 7️⃣7️⃣6️⃣ (@alexisohanian) September 7, 2018
I had this made for @serenawilliams last night after her match with some home videos from 1 year ago this week. Help me make sure she sees it!#iloveyouserena pic.twitter.com/OV6Zo1DBxZ
However, there was one aspect of the match that shocked the world, and it was that the umpire Carlos Ramos issued Serena a warning for allegedly receiving illegal coaching through hand gestures.
"You owe me an apology!"— ESPN (@espn) September 8, 2018
Serena was fired up with the official in the final set of the US Open final. pic.twitter.com/r6RSbrirnV
Even though Patrick Mouratoglou, Serena’s coach, admitted he coached her, the tennis player denied it during the match and demanded an apology from the umpire.
Serena's coach says that a penalty for coaching during play is hypocritical because every coach does it. pic.twitter.com/AvU3TnKUIH— ESPN (@espn) September 8, 2018
She was so frustrated after the incident that she broke her racket after losing a serve. Ramos imposed a one-point penalty, and Serena called him a thief.
The tennis player was then penalized with a $17,000 fine, $10,000 of it for her remarks to the umpire, reported CNN.