What did you think of Serena Williams’ green onesie/romper in Australia?


Serena Williams is drama. She is so much fun, you guys. I was waiting to see what kind of mess Nike would give her for her debut at the Australian Open, her first competitive tournament since the US Open final controversy. For the US Open last year, Nike collaborated with Virgil Abloh to make Serena look like a crazy ballerina. So, I reasoned that Serena’s AO kit would be ridiculous too. It was not! It was actually super-cute – it’s a green romper, basically, a one-piece with shorts rather than a skirt. Some people were joking that it was like Serena just got Nike to cut the legs off her infamous French Open catsuit, but for what it’s worth, Serena has worn one-piece rompers before.

Serena’s first-round match in Melbourne went well – she played one of the few other tennis-pro moms, Tatjana Maria. Serena beat her soundly in 49 minutes, and Tatjana cried after the beat-down. Serena comforted her at the net and gave her words of encouragement. Serena was really happy after the match though, and talked about they’re good friends off the court.

Serena gets Genie Bouchard in her next round. Many people believe that it won’t start getting tricky for Serena until the fourth round or so. We’ll see. Do you think she’s got a real shot at winning #24 in Australia? I do.


Australian Open

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43 Responses to “What did you think of Serena Williams’ green onesie/romper in Australia?”

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  1. Swack says:

    I actually like the outfit.

  2. Lala11_7 says:

    That color “green” is THE COLOR for the upcoming fashion season…and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!! Do you hear me? I LOVE IT!!! It is my FAVORITE COLOR!!!! I already have SEVERAL new thangs in my wardrobe highlighting that green…and that green…on my brown skin? GLORIOUS!!!!!

    So yes…I LOVE her outfit!!!!

    • OriginalLala says:

      i love that deep, rich greens are in again! I’m olive skinned and finding a green that doesn’t make me look ill is hard when the only greens being sold are light and khaki greens, but give me alllllll the forests, emeralds, and hunter greens!!

    • BearcatLawyer says:

      I cannot say I personally love green because I wore a dark green and white school uniform for nine years, BUT I love this green on Serena!

    • Megan says:

      I think her outfit is super cute, but her arms are gorgeous. I love how sculpted they are. She has an amazing body.

    • bananapanda says:

      Me too! My favorite color is hunter green but this is my second favorite. I’m an “autumn” so I wear a lot of green, brown, orange and purple.

  3. Chaine says:

    It looks really old fashioned in a way.

  4. Bella DuPont says:

    That ballerina outfit was absolutely criminal.

    This is only slightly less so. 😬

    PS: Genie Bouchard is not a joke…..she can be extremely dangerous, so good luck Serena…..see you at the next round! (Hopefully)

  5. Nan says:

    Horrendous. Yikes.

    • Esmerelda says:

      Too form fitting, great camel toe risk. Honestly I think nike is doing her a disservice with all the wacky outfits, she’s there to win, not to sell clothes.

  6. me says:

    Looks like a middle school cheerleader uniform made into a romper.

    I appreciate her daring fashion style but I’m typically not a huge fan of her more daring outfits.I think rompers and tutu’s don’t really do anything for her incredible figure. But maybe they are functional.

  7. Esmom says:

    I like it. It has a retro vibe yet still looks mod. The bigger issue to me is how comfortable it might or might not be. It’s not as form fitting as the catsuit and looks like it might need adjusting at times, which I imagine would be highly distracting and annoying.

  8. Beth says:

    Looks good on her, and minus the fishnets, it’s no different than what we wore while playing 30 years ago on my school tennis team

  9. PlayItAgain says:

    I think she can wear whatever the F she wants. She’s Serena Effing Williams.

  10. Originaltessa says:

    I love Serena the athlete, not Serena the fashion designer. This is so ugly. The fishnets are completely ridiculous for tennis.

    • Jan says:

      The fishnets are compression tights are to keep blood clots from forming. Since, you know, she almost died in childbirth.

  11. SuperStef says:

    Love it!

    She looks amazing and great pics. So cute how she seems to have a spring in her step and a genuine smile on her face.

  12. Cay says:

    I’m going to show my age here, but I remember being a small child watching tennis on TV and seeing Martina Navratilova walk onto a tennis court wearing shorts. It was mind-blowing to me at the time because I had never seen a woman playing tennis on TV wearing anything other than a dress/skirt. It’s one of those moments in life when I went, “Huh, there are other options for women.” Good for Serena for pushing the boundaries again.

  13. Snowflake says:

    I love how she talks about her child. It’s good showing that you can be a mom and kick butt at work. I will never be a mom (by choice) but it amazes me how people have kids and still manage to get everything done. A former co worker had 4 kids, 2 twins and he would talk about changing diapers, feeding them all this stuff before work. I’m like how do you do it?

  14. Carmen AIC says:

    You know what’s a really beautiful tennis outfit? Venus’s dress. It’s like a dream.

  15. HelloSunshine says:

    Maybe it’s weird to say but her legs and thighs are amazing lol like goals amazing. She’s one of my favorite examples of greatness comes in all shapes and sizes, so don’t go around thinking the GOAT has to look like Tom Brady or the hundreds of athletes we see in professional sports in the US that look related to him lol

    • Tassie says:

      I agree! It took years for me to love my curves -hips & thighs are so often termed “problem areas” So it’s great to see a woman athlete not just loving, but playing up & showing off. They’re part of her strength & power as an athlete.
      Also, I don’t think Nike, or anyone else, Puts Serena Williams in anything. She and her sister have had an interest in fashion for years. One (Venus, I think) even attended design school IIRC. I would imagine she collaborated on everything she wears.
      And I LOVE that she’s wearing fishnets!

  16. Murphy says:

    I like everything she wears

  17. Ksias says:

    My 3 year old has pretty much this exact romper from Janie and Jack. She loves it and it’s nearly indecent on her at this point but it’s a year old so I can’t find it in a larger size.

  18. Nichole says:

    Do you all think she would have a similar build if she were an average, say, accountant instead of pro-athlete? How much of her (phenomenal) shape is in her genes, do you suppose?

  19. Goofpuff says:

    I love that she pushes the fashion boundaries of tennis. Her look is sporty appropriate for strenuous activity and fun. And I love the emphasis of her strong powerful muscular body the romper gives. She is a superior athlete.

    Personally I don’t like for myself rompers cuz of the hassle of going to the bathroom.

  20. Ib says:

    I love it. Looks great and more importantly functional AND comfortable. Would wear.

  21. incognito08 says:

    I would wear this tennis kit too; however, the way my flabby tummy is set up…. Maybe not.

  22. horseandhound says:

    I hate this outfit and I don’t like her taste in clothes. but since she’s an athlete and not a model, I think she should be left alone. she can wear whatever she will.

  23. Polly says:

    I like the romper but it looks like she’s wearing fishnet tights with it, which is a bit weird. Wouldn’t it be hot playing in them in the Melbourne summer? Anyway, I have my fingers crossed for her to win.

  24. Cara says:

    Love her, not that get up. It looks uncomfortable and just not cute or flattering.

  25. Kk2 says:

    I like it! I’m not big on female athletes in skirts so I’m happy to see this style. That green would be terribly unflattering on me but it looks lovely on her skin tone. Has kind of a retro vibe too.

  26. Joe blow says:

    More like Serena looks like a tard in this hideous green onesie