Contesting her 104th match at Wimbledon, Serena Williams needed 80 minutes to get past 31-year-old Wimbledon main-draw debutante Giulia Gatto-Monticone 6-2 7-5 and advance to the second round of the grass-court Grand Slam on Day 2.
The seven-time Wimbledon champion Williams worked hard to win her 13th singles match this year. After taking the first set, Williams suffered a break when serving for the match at 5-3. The American legend celebrated setting up a match point at 6-5 and then won a highly-entertaining rally with a volley winner to maintain her perfect record in the first round of Wimbledon.
Speaking of her health, after the match Williams stated:
It’s the best I’ve felt since February. She [Gatto-Monticone] never gave up and it’s good for me to play matches like this when I haven’t had a ton of matches this year. I’m feeling good that I can actually walk. I’m better now. It’s fine.
When it comes to the queen’s fashion, once again she brought about a daring style. Her knitwear-textured Nike dress adorned with a Swarovski-studded Swoosh features dramatic cutouts at waist, a new take on her early-2015 style. While at the 2019 French Open she revolutionized warm-up attire with Virgil Abloh’s cape-jacket, Serena again introduced an extraordinary style, a light see-through coat.