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Serena Williams | Source: Getty Images
Serena Williams | Source: Getty Images

Serena Williams, 42, Causes Stir as She Flaunts Significant Weight Loss in Tight Pink Outfit & Denim Skirt

Ayesha Muhammad
Jul 03, 2024
08:20 A.M.

Tennis legend Serena Williams has once again captured the attention of her fans and followers by sharing a significant milestone in her postpartum fitness journey.

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On Monday, July 1, Williams posted an Instagram video that shows her trying on her Valentino denim midi skirt for the third time, documenting her progress in her quest to fit into the beloved garment.

Serena Williams ready to try on her Valentino denim skirt, as seen in a video dated July 1, 2024 | Source: Instagram/serenawilliams

Serena Williams ready to try on her Valentino denim skirt, as seen in a video dated July 1, 2024 | Source: Instagram/serenawilliams

In the caption, Williams, 42, wrote, "Ok everyone the jean skirt is baaaaaaackkkkkk. Paris was fun, but I gotta see if I can fit in this skirt yet - saying a little prayer…lol."

In the video, she appeared in a light pink romper, exuding a blend of anticipation and humor. "I haven't tried it on since last time. So, let's see what happens here. Let's say our prayers. Don't get negative if it doesn't work out," she told her fans.

Serena Williams ready to try on her Valentino denim skirt, as seen in a video dated July 1, 2024 | Source: Instagram/serenawilliams

Serena Williams ready to try on her Valentino denim skirt, as seen in a video dated July 1, 2024 | Source: Instagram/serenawilliams

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As she attempted to pull on the skirt, Williams displayed determination and optimism. The video revealed that while she was able to button the skirt, she still couldn't zip it up completely. Nonetheless, she celebrated the small victory, noting, "We don't have that big of a problem anymore, but we still got a little bit of a problem."

Serena Williams tries to fit into her Valentino denim skirt, as seen in a video dated July 1, 2024 | Source: Instagram/serenawilliams

Serena Williams tries to fit into her Valentino denim skirt, as seen in a video dated July 1, 2024 | Source: Instagram/serenawilliams

With her characteristic wit, Williams asked, "Who in the world is fitting these skirts?" acknowledging the persistent challenge with a smile. Despite the slight setback, she expressed her satisfaction with the progress made so far.

"I might need to check back in another few weeks," she added. About the skirt, she acknowledged that it was "a little tight, I can't really breathe. I might have to do one more video."

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Serena Williams tries to button up her Valentino denim skirt, as seen in a video dated July 1, 2024 | Source: Instagram/serenawilliams

Serena Williams tries to button up her Valentino denim skirt, as seen in a video dated July 1, 2024 | Source: Instagram/serenawilliams

Grateful for the support from her followers, Williams thanked them for being part of her "long" and "hard journey." She acknowledged the collective effort, saying, "We've made a lot of progress." The video sparked a wave of reactions, drawing both praise and criticism from her fanbase.

Serena Williams trying on her Valentino denim skirt, as seen in a video dated July 1, 2024 | Source: Instagram/serenawilliams

Serena Williams trying on her Valentino denim skirt, as seen in a video dated July 1, 2024 | Source: Instagram/serenawilliams

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Many fans showered her with supportive comments, appreciating her transparency and celebrating her current appearance. "You look amazing! You just need a different jeans skirt with some stretch!!" one fan suggested.

Another supporter praised her post-pregnancy transformation, saying, "Serena, you look absolutely amazing after 2 babies 🙌 and show how black women look even better with age! 🙌"

Serena Williams succeeds in buttoning up her Valentino denim skirt, as seen in a video dated July 1, 2024 | Source: Instagram/serenawilliams

Serena Williams succeeds in buttoning up her Valentino denim skirt, as seen in a video dated July 1, 2024 | Source: Instagram/serenawilliams

Encouragement continued to flow in as another fan remarked, "Progress! You got this! 🙌🙌🙌." The authenticity of her journey also resonated with many, as evidenced by a comment that read, "I like your honesty about the work and struggle. Not promoting snap back culture x."

Serena Williams struggles to zip up her Valentino denim skirt, as seen in a video dated July 1, 2024 | Source: Instagram/serenawilliams

Serena Williams struggles to zip up her Valentino denim skirt, as seen in a video dated July 1, 2024 | Source: Instagram/serenawilliams

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However, not all reactions were purely positive. Some netizens speculated about the methods behind her weight loss, suggesting the use of medication. "OZEMPIC!!" quipped one user, while another commented, "Apparently ozempic is amazing." Echoing this sentiment, another netizen added, "Ozempic really is a miracle."

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This is not the first time she has been determined to fit into this skirt. Her first attempt was in late January. In a video posted on January 29, Williams humorously shared her struggle to wear a floor-length denim piece by the Italian fashion house. Captioning the clip, "The Diary of a Denim skirt (part 1) #valentino," she revealed her initial challenges with the garment.

Serena Williams is ready to put on her Valentino denim skirt, as seen in a video dated January 29, 2024 | Source: Instagram/serenawilliams

Serena Williams is ready to put on her Valentino denim skirt, as seen in a video dated January 29, 2024 | Source: Instagram/serenawilliams

"I got this cool Valentino skirt when I was pregnant, and I was like, 'I'm going to be able to fit this when I don't have a belly,'" Williams explained as she tried to put her legs into the design. However, reality hit when she realized, "I can't fit it." Despite this, she remained undeterred.

Serena Williams is struggling to fit into her Valentino denim skirt, as seen in a video dated January 29, 2024 | Source: Instagram/serenawilliams

Serena Williams is struggling to fit into her Valentino denim skirt, as seen in a video dated January 29, 2024 | Source: Instagram/serenawilliams

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"This is my goal," she told the camera, admitting that she "should have been able to fit it by now, but I got distracted for about a month." She added with a touch of humor, "I'm about a month behind. … Houston, we've got a problem. Palm Beach, we've got a problem."

Serena Williams is making a funny face after struggling to fit into her Valentino denim skirt, as seen in a video dated January 29, 2024 | Source: Instagram/serenawilliams

Serena Williams is making a funny face after struggling to fit into her Valentino denim skirt, as seen in a video dated January 29, 2024 | Source: Instagram/serenawilliams

Her first attempt ended in laughter as the skirt stopped just below her bum. "I feel like if I go to the gym and get fit, I'll be able to fit it in, like, a month," she said optimistically. She then decided to put the skirt back in the drawer for the time being.

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Refusing to quit, Williams gave it another try in May. On May 22, she posted another video on Instagram with the caption,,"Ok everyone, I have been working my 🍑 off! Let's see what happens with my jean skirt. Can I fit it yet? Check it out!" In this video, she wore a shape-wear as she attempted to squeeze into the maxi skirt.

Serena Williams is ready to try on her Valentino denim skirt, as seen in a video dated May 22, 2024 | Source: Instagram/serenawilliams

Serena Williams is ready to try on her Valentino denim skirt, as seen in a video dated May 22, 2024 | Source: Instagram/serenawilliams

"I've been gyming a lot, but I don't know if the needle is moving," she said while stepping into the rigid garment. "Let's see if Compton has a problem still." As Williams struggled to get the skirt over her hips, she admitted, "I can't say I'm happy about this."

Serena Williams struggles to fit into her Valentino denim skirt, as seen in a video dated May 22, 2024 | Source: Instagram/serenawilliams

Serena Williams struggles to fit into her Valentino denim skirt, as seen in a video dated May 22, 2024 | Source: Instagram/serenawilliams

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Despite the frustration, Williams noticed some progress compared to her January attempt. "It's getting there," she said with a laugh, noting that she could now pull the skirt a little higher than before. "So, almost there," she added, highlighting the inch of progress she had made.

Serena Williams crying as she struggles to fit into her Valentino denim skirt, as seen in a video dated May 22, 2024 | Source: Instagram/serenawilliams

Serena Williams crying as she struggles to fit into her Valentino denim skirt, as seen in a video dated May 22, 2024 | Source: Instagram/serenawilliams

Williams humorously concluded the video by hanging the skirt back in her closet, joking, "I just want to cry." However, she assured her followers, "I'm not going to stop eating all the snacks," ending with a playful smile.

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Beyond her attempts to fit into the skirt, Williams has been open about her broader postpartum journey. Nearly a year after giving birth to her second child, Adira River Ohanian, she shared her struggles with postpartum insecurities and her weight loss goals.

On June 15, she posted a video of herself undergoing a "tummy" skin tightening procedure as a form of self-care.

Serena Williams undergoing a tummy tightening procedure, as seen in a video dated June 15, 2024 | Source: Instagram/serenawilliams

Serena Williams undergoing a tummy tightening procedure, as seen in a video dated June 15, 2024 | Source: Instagram/serenawilliams

Williams started her caption by discussing how difficult it was to prioritize herself as a mother of two, saying she finally became comfortable taking an hour during nap time away from her kids and work to focus on herself.

She shared that during her last trip to Paris, a friend treated her to a spa day, knowing she had felt self-conscious about her tummy after having two babies.

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Serena Williams undergoing a tummy tightening procedure, as seen in a video dated June 15, 2024 | Source: Instagram/serenawilliams

Serena Williams undergoing a tummy tightening procedure, as seen in a video dated June 15, 2024 | Source: Instagram/serenawilliams

In the clip, Williams is seen lying on a spa table as a technician massages her stomach with a device. She mentioned that she was undergoing a type of radio frequency treatment on her tummy and that the results had been amazing.

"I can see progress with my skin going back to normal and my confidence coming back." She acknowledged the permanent changes to her body, saying, "My body will never be the same but neither will I cause I have two amazing lights in my life."

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Serena Williams expressed gratitude to her friends for encouraging her to take time for self-care. She appreciated their support in helping her understand it's okay to take time for herself away from work and kids.

She concluded her post by urging others to share their self-care habits and the challenges they face in balancing self-care with motherhood.

Serena Williams undergoing a tummy tightening procedure, as seen in a video dated June 15, 2024 | Source: Instagram/serenawilliams

Serena Williams undergoing a tummy tightening procedure, as seen in a video dated June 15, 2024 | Source: Instagram/serenawilliams

Williams' journey and open updates continue to engage and inspire her audience, sparking conversations about fitness, health, and body positivity. Her candid approach highlights the realities of postpartum weight loss and the persistence required to achieve personal goals.

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Despite her struggles with weight loss after becoming a mother for the second time, Williams continues to flaunt her style with confidence and pride. At the Paris Fashion Week 2024, the legendary sports diva was a force to be reckoned with.

Serena Williams walks the Vogue World: Paris runway on June 23, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Serena Williams walks the Vogue World: Paris runway on June 23, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Williams rocked Paris Fashion Week in a stunning, semi-sheer dress that left little to the imagination. As she exited Le Voltaire restaurant, the tennis icon flaunted her nude lingerie beneath the risqué outfit, making a bold and stylish statement.

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That evening, Williams enjoyed the company of former British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful and British socialite Emma Weymouth, the Marchioness of Bath.

The trio's night out happened after Williams rocked a sport-inspired gown at the star-studded Vogue World Paris fashion show over the weekend.

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