Serena Williams enjoys night off from babysitting ahead of Wimbledon


Serena Williams enjoyed a night off from parenting duties as she led the arrivals at the annual WTA Tennis on the Thames Party.

The sporting superstars brought the glamour to the event in London, just days before Wimbledon kicks off for another year.

Williams, who made her comeback earlier this year after taking time out to have her daughter, turned heads in a simple denim dungaree dress which she teamed with a white vest.

British star Heather Watson – who was beaten by Kristina Mladenovic at Eastbourne earlier this week – stunned in a short black and white dress with a pair of black heels.

Johanna Konta wore an elegant floral off-the-shoulder gown for the event, which took place days after her defeat to Caroline Wozniacki.

Serena Williams in her catsuit
Serena Williams in her catsuit

The event, ahead of Monday’s start at the All England Club, was held at Bernie Spain Gardens on the South Bank.

Williams is currently ranked 183rd in the world but will still be seeded 25th for the tournament.

The American star gave birth to her first child, daughter Alexis Olympia, with husband Alexis Ohanian last year. She recently revealed she was left fighting for her life after facing complications during her pregnancy and delivery.

Williams was in London last month for the Royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and amused fans by revealing she wore trainers to the reception.

The champion wore a stunning Versace dress for the nuptials but changed into a floral floor length number for the glamorous do at Frogmore House.

And she opted for a comfortable shoe so she could dance the night away.

Source: ES