Melbourne, Mar 6: Come August, Venus Williams will be wearing a black floral tennis dress at the US Open, and for tournaments earlier in the summer, it’ll be pink python prints, it has been revealed.
Williams wears almost exclusively her own line called EleVen, which she has helmed since 2007.
Both looks are part of the fall collection, which Williams offered a preview of on Monday at a Manhattan photo studio, News.com.au reported.
The spring collection that goes into stores later this month has some tie-dye prints, nautical stripes and a more painterly watercolor floral.
“When we are designing, I am narrowing down which ones I’m wearing. I have got to plan ahead. … The retailers want to know right away which ones I’ll be wearing,” she said.
Williams maintains a full schedule of tennis tournaments and appearances, although she did announce that she was diagnosed in 2011 with an autoimmune disease that slows her down.
Eventually, she’d like to take all of her tennis outfits – including the “grandma floral” skirt her mother made her for her first pro match when she was only 13 years old – and join them with the on-court wardrobe of her sister Serena for some sort of museum exhibit. (ANI)