Venus Williams will be back in action today at Flushing Meadows. In the first round she took out fellow American Bethanie Mattek Sands in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1. Tonight she faces a formidable opponent in Angelique Kerber, who has rocketed in the rankings this year and is the sixth seed at the US Open. They’re scheduled to be tonight’s second match on Arthur Ashe Stadium.
What she’ll choose to wear tonight is a mystery. Unlike her peers, she has her own brand, giving her plenty of options when it comes to outfits. Check out the latest entire line here at Tennis Warehouse.
For her first round match against Mattek Sands, Venus chose to wear one of her EleVen dresses. The Fall Rose Garden Dress is a modern floral print. The pink roses keep it girly but the black and grey accents give it a modern edge. The dress is full coverage on the back and has an elegant silhouette that Venus wears well.
She entrusts her footwork in the Nike Zoom Breathe 2K11 in a neutral White/Grey colorway. The 2K11is a great mix of lightweight, comfort and support. What’s even better? This shoe is from last season so is on sale! She’s wearing some no-show socks that we can’t see. If you like the no-show sock look, you can have your pick of brands and colors form our wide selection.
In her hands, Venus chooses to swing the Wilson BLX Blade Team. The Blade Team offers comfort, power and easy spin from its generous sweet spot. Looking for just a little extra reach? Check this one out. At 27.25″ there’s a little extra leverage and reach, but it doesn’t take a huge adjustment period if you’re used to playing with standard length racquets (27″).
When they walk onto court tonight, the head to head series favors Kerber. She’s won both match-ups this year, but their only hard court match went to Venus in 2009. Whatever, the result we’re sure to see some great tennis and some great tennis fashion!