Serena Williams brought back her iconic hair beads

Serena Williams is now eight months pregnant, but that hasn’t stopped her from working on her tennis game, as she revealed in an Instagram video on Monday.

But maybe more notably, Williams also revealed that she has brought back one of her iconic looks: hair beads.

Of course, the hair beads were very much a part of Serena’s and Venus Williams’ look when they first stormed on to the tennis scene in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

The beads were not without controversy. Some criticised the look at the time, possibly uncomfortable with the idea of two young girls from Compton stirring up the conservative and fashion-rigid world of tennis. Venus was also famously penalised a point during the 1999 Australian Open when some beads fell out of her hair during a point in a match she would eventually lose.

But Serena appears to have nothing but fond memories of the beads.

Later on Monday, Williams commented on the beads, saying she liked having the beads in her hair because it reminds her of “old times.”


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