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Unofficial Royal Serena Williams Serves Princess Tutu Vibes at U.S. Open

Vous mange saucisson, or suce une bite, whichever you prefer.

on Day One of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 27, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.I believe it was Lil’ Kim who once said, “No matter what people say, we got it going on. Who cares about what they think? We are the number one.” That’s what ran through my head as I saw the phenom that is Serena Jameka Williams walk onto the court at the U.S. Open, in a black tutu, looking like a magical girl character from Princess TuTu.

According to HuffPo, Williams wore “a custom-designed tutu by Louis Vuitton designer Virgil Abloh and Nike in her Monday match against Magda Linette. In addition to the tutu, she wore NikeCourt Flare trainers and fishnet compression tights.”

This fashion choice comes on the heels of the French Open making a statement that Serena “I’m the fucking G.O.A.T” Williams will no longer be able to wear her catsuit on the court. The AP reported that “Bernard Giudicelli says the tournament that Williams has won three times is introducing a dress code to regulate players’ uniforms because ‘I think that sometimes we’ve gone too far'” and that “One must respect the game and the place.”

Now, for those who think this is just a fashion issue, Williams wore the suit to help to prevent blood clots after she had a pulmonary embolism after giving birth to her daughter. Yes, Serena looks amazing in it because she’s Wonder Woman and has the body of a living deity, but it was done for health reasons, and the “cat-suit” style was inspired by Black Panther. It was way for Williams to protect her body, celebrate her body, and be high-end nerdy about a Marvel movie that offered groundbreaking black female representation.

Also, fuck the French open for trying to regulate women’s bodies, because let’s be real, it is Serena Williams’ curves that are being called out here, because what other reason could they have for banning an outfit that covers up Williams’ entire body?

(image: The CW/ Autostraddle)

All this ass indeed.

As for playing in a Tutu, Williams said it was “easy to play in” and “aerodynamic,” which means we could possibly see more tutus from Williams, and maybe a full Sailor Moon-inspired outfit or a waterbender Katara-inspired look from Avatar: The Last Airbender. I mean, we know Serena Williams is a nerd, so the possibilities are endless, and she will do so with the grace and dignity that has allowed her to be a champion.

(via HuffPo, image: Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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Princess (she/her-bisexual) is a Brooklyn born Megan Fox truther, who loves Sailor Moon, mythology, and diversity within sci-fi/fantasy. Still lives in Brooklyn with her over 500 Pokémon that she has Eevee trained into a mighty army. Team Zutara forever.