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Australian Open : Serena tribute to Joyner

Serena Williams once again caused a sensation for her outfit. Wearing a curious outfit in her first two rounds at the Australian Open, the American explained that she was inspired by Griffith Joyner.

If Serena Williams made a sensational start at the Australian Open, by defeating Germany’s SIEGEMUND and then easily beating Serbia’s Nina Stojanovic. The player also distinguished herself thanks to her colorful outfit.

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The native of Saginaw decided to wear a coloured outfit in Tribute to the American athlete Griffith Joyner. Holder since 1988 of the world records of the 100 meter : (10 s 49 at the time of the American Olympic selections on July 16, 1988 in Indianapolis). And the 200 meter (21 s 34 in final of the summer Games of Seoulle on September 29, 1988).

At the press conference following her victory in the first round of the tournament in Melbourne, the former world No. 1 had declared : “I was inspired by Flo-Jo, who was a wonderful track athlete, amazing athlete, when I was growing up, watching her fashion, just always changing. Her outfits were always amazing.”

The right-handed player will attempt to win a 24th Grand Slam tournament in women’s singles during this fortnight. She will face Anastasia Potapova on Friday for her third round.

Pierre-Antoine MARIOTTINI

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