Serena Williams

By Chelsea Lenora White
Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times

As the U.S. Open kicked off August 31st, Nike surprised all with the announcement of their newest partnership.

The renowned lifestyle and sportswear brand snagged tennis all-star Serena Williams to curate a trio of sneakers for their Greatness Collection in honor of her iconic tennis career.

The Nike Air Max 1 Ultra, Nike Roshe LD-1000 and NikeCourt Flare were the chosen sneaker silhouettes for the collection, boasting of slick designs like black and white marbleized and leopard prints. The kicks also feature Williams’ favorite affirmation reproduced in her own handwriting on the insole: “You are strong, powerful, and … beautiful!”

Serena’s Greatness Collection will be available on Thursday (Sept. 3) at Nike stores and online. Serena will also be wearing her new kicks at the Open!

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