Queen Serena is at the French Open battling it out for her 3rd French Open title in 6 years and her 22nd Grand Slam.  Although she is arguably THE greatest female athlete of our time, she has still had to battle sexism, racism and criticism at almost every step in her legendary rise. We love Serena, because despite all the negativity, she brushes off her haters with class and dignity. If she gets knocked down, she comes back fighting. An inspiration and role model to girls around the world, Serena Williams shows us how to be unapologetic in our beauty, strength, and capabilities.

…always stay gracious, the best revenge is your paper…

To celebrate Ms. Williams, we thought we’d have a bit of fun by rounding up five of Serena’s hottest looks. Are you ready for the slayage?

 

#5

Serena Williams At The 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala

(Photo: Getty Images)

Serena is giving us a fresh playful beat at the 2011 Pre-Grammy Gala. Click here to see a description of the products and colors used to achieve the look. The subtle green shadows around the eyes are gorgeous and perfect on her glowing brown skin.

#4

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(Photo: Douglas Friedman, Harpar’s Bazaar)

One word:  YAASSSSSSSSSSS!!!! I usually roll my eyes a bit when a makeup artist runs to gold for women with darker skin tones (we brown girls love colors too ya know!) but this bronze goddess look is perfection.

#3

Serena Williams fashion show

(Photo: Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images)

Coming in at number 3 is Serena with a sophisticated minimal make-up look. I love it because it’s subtle glam with nude pink lips and hints of blush. Perfect for city-women looking for professional chic make-up inspiration.

#2

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(Photo: Norman Jean Roy)

Here, Serena is showing us that less is more. Her natural fierceness is unmatched. Don’t you love when she stares down her opponent  on the court, as if to say….

I came to slay!

#1

SOTY: Serena Williams portrait shoot Hollywood Aerial Arts Studio/Inglewood, CA, USA 11/18/2015 X160156 TK1 Credit: Yu Tsai

(Photo: Sports Illustrated)

Of course this iconic picture of Serena on the cover of Sports Illustrated had to be number one. Why? Vamp-glam lipstick, lace bodysuit, 5 inch heels, and chillin’ on a gold throne as every Queen should.

Good Luck Serena!!!

You can watch the French Open on ITV4 in the UK.  Leave us a comment and let us know what you think. Does Serena inspire you as well?