Serena Williams' Flo-Jo-Inspired Outfit At Australian Open Is Fierce As Hell

Written by on February 8, 2021

Serena Williams made quick work of her Australian Open opponent Monday in an outfit honoring the quickest girl of all time.

The late Olympic dash legend Florence Griffith Joyner nonetheless holds world information within the 100 meters and 200 meters that she set in 1988 ― and a spot within the coronary heart of Williams, searching for her 24th Grand Slam singles title in Melbourne.

Flo-Jo, as she was recognized, had a penchant for making vogue statements on the observe, together with outfits that left one leg uncovered and the opposite sheathed in clinging materials.

Williams went there in her 56-minute 6-1, 6-1 victory over Laura Siegemund.

Afterward, Williams stated she was “impressed by Flo-Jo, who was a beautiful observe athlete.”

Florence Griffith Joyner running in one of her bold one-legged uniforms at the 1988 U.S. Olympic track and field trials.

Florence Griffith Joyner operating in one among her daring one-legged uniforms on the 1988 U.S. Olympic observe and discipline trials.

“Her outfits had been all the time superb,” Williams added.

Serena Williams had one leg up on Laura Siegemund in their first-round match on Monday.

Serena Williams had one leg up on Laura Siegemund of their first-round match on Monday.

“We thought, ‘What can we do to maintain elevating the Serena Williams on the court docket,’” she stated, crediting her vogue workforce with the preliminary thought.

Flo-Jo, who died from an epileptic seizure in 1998, most likely would have appreciated the tribute.

Williams, in fact, induced fairly a stir along with her “Black Panther”-inspired catsuit on the 2018 French Open. She wore a lavender tutu on the U.S. Open that very same 12 months.

Keep tuned for her subsequent sartorial serve.

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