We can't leave out Serena Williams from our yearly fashion retrospections despite her appearing on the tennis courts only in the middle of the season. The Nike team was eagerly preparing dresses for the 13-time Grand Slam champion even for the tournaments she skipped due to illness and injury – like the white and blue dress for the Australian Open and the Summer Smash Knit dress for Roland Garros.
The season for Serena started in June at Eastbourne and the American finally gave justice to Nike's efforts, promoting her pink ruffle dress intended for the grand stage of Roland Garros.
Serena was trying to defend her Wimbledon title in a deep V-neck dress with black accenting lines. The outfit was complete with a stylish accompanying jumper in the length of the dress.
During the US Open Series of tournaments Serena wore a simple elbow length sleeve shirt in green and a nice sporty black skirt.
For the US Open Nike always prepares day and night outfits for its biggest stars and this year by reaching the final Serena had plenty of occasions to give both her dresses exposure. The great tennis event in New York inspired Nike to cloth Serena, as an all-American athlete, in red and blue.
To have a complete picture of the 2011 Nike tennis looks, check out our retrospections of Maria Sharapova's dresses and Petra Kvitova's sporty two-piece outfits. However, if you enjoy some extravagance, explore what Serena's sister Venus wore on the courts in 2011.
In addition, we already know how Serena will look at the 2012 Australian Open!