When Serena Williams introduced her upcoming retirement, or as she likes to name it, “evolution,” from tennis within the September 2022 Vogue difficulty, it felt like the tip of a wonderful period. The bittersweet information little doubt shook diehard tennis lovers as a lot because it did non-tennis followers when it was introduced on August 9. Though she might be stepping away from the tennis courtroom quickly, she hasn’t packed up her racket simply but. On August 29, the GOAT got here able to compete and win (which she did) on the primary day of the US Open in a shiny ensemble that included gems in her ponytail. 

This US Open could possibly be Williams’s final one, so she is decided to exit with a bang. The tennis star performed in a shimmery, flowy black costume and an identical bedazzled Nike headband. Hairstylist Nikki Nelms slicked Williams’s curls into what appeared like a easy glossy ponytail. Nelms wove teeny-tiny jewels into Williams’s caramel brown-highlighted kinks. 

In an Instagram submit she shared of the look, Nelms sang Williams’s praises within the caption. “Last nite was amazing. @serenawilliams is an icon,” the caption reads. “She’s been shining her whole life… her whole career. Last nite her hair did too. #HairByNikkiNelms.” And she certainly shone throughout the Monday recreation. 

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