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Serena Williams Nike Rain CoatIt’s that time of year again! Wimbledon is on and all seems right with the world! Only one improvement would be if I could be there in person. But, alas I do get to blog about the fashion at Wimbledon, inline with the topic of this website.

Serena Williams is a tennis player by vocation and a fashionista by design. Though Wimbledon requires all-white attire in the player’s outfits, leave it to Serena Williams to add flair within the boundaries of the rules of dress. She walked out in a white trench coat despite the sunny skies. The coat is part of the Nike collection, short and retro, and would go perfectly with a mini-skirt, jeans or trousers or a fitted longer skirt.

The LaTimes has snippets of the interview in which Serena describes her choice of outerwear.

“It’s a very lightweight fabric,” she said with vigor. “It’s woven so it has a little give in it as well. On the inside it’s stitched with gold. It has a little give on both ways. It’s very movable. It’s very light. It’s just delectable.”

Prompting sports reporters to delve into fashion reporting, the coat looked so very classic-movie-spy yet with a hint of Austin Powers, of London chic, very Peggy Lipton, very retro. One of her sponsors hatched the idea, and she briskly endorsed.

“You know, I absolutely love trench coats,” Williams said for yet another of her stated quirks. “I live in Florida, where I probably have more coats than anybody. I just love coats. I’m always buying Burberry coats. I mean, I love coats. And I don’t know why because I live in Florida. So it doesn’t really add up.”

Serena Williams Nike Trench Coat   Serena Williams coat Wimbledon  Serena Williams Wimbledon

Serena Williams prepares for the match in a white trench coat before her 7-5, 6-3 victory over  Kaia Kanepi of Estonia.

More pictures after the jump…

Serena Williams Nike Trench Coat    Serena Williams White Coat

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And let’s not forget the gentlemen…

Roger Federer opted for a staid look but keeping with the Londonesque theme, he donned a cardigan, also by Nike, with the stylized initials RF emblazoned on the front.

Roger Federer Wimbledon Cardigan   Roger Federer RF Nike Cardigan

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pictures: latimes, timesonline, CBBC Newsround,, reuters, telegraph

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