There’s no doubt that after Serena Williams lost during the U.S. Open, she wasn’t in the best of spirits. Although Williams is a tennis-racket-wielding phenomenon on the court, she’s still human.
“I was really, really bummed out,” Williams, 33, told USA Today.
“I played the best I can play and she’s [Roberta Vinci] never played better,” Williams said right before her New York Fashion Week show. “She just happened to bring her best game, and there was nothing I could have done about it that day.”
Now that the season is over for Williams, she’s focusing on her second love, which is fashion.
On Tuesday, as Williams prepared for her NYFW show, tennis wasn’t on her mind. Williams brought her best game to NYFW Tuesday afternoon. Williams was surrounded by the likes of Drake and Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, and the show went off without a hitch.
Williams’ clothes were from her Serena Williams Signature Statement collection. The HSN line was high fashion-meets-budgetnista. From everyday-casual looks to leather and lots of fringe, Williams’ clothing line isn’t haute couture, but actually affordable while still remaining fashionable.
Williams told USA Today that it is her exact idea of a fashion grand slam, which is a lot different from a tennis one.
“I think I have it right now,” she said. “This collection [in partnership with content retailer HSN, which used to be known as the Home Shopping Network, and manufacturer Tiger J] is amazing. We really experimented with a lot of neutral colors. If you think about me, I have a lot of pop [she wore bright tangerine and pink during her semifinals match]. I want to experiment with [neutral colors], give a woman something she can really wear in her wardrobe, and be really fabulous with it.”
Williams’ fashions are currently available on HSN, and she’ll hold a live presentation on the network Sept. 23.