Serena Williams let her curls cascade over the shoulders of her Nike shirt at Arthur Ashe Kids' Day in New York City - Aug 25, 2012 Serena Williams let her curls cascade over the shoulders of her Nike shirt at Arthur Ashe Kids' Day in New York City - Aug 25, 2012

Serena Williams is a fashion icon both on and off the tennis court.

Having welcomed her daughter Alexis last September, the all-time winning Grand Slam victor is back in the game. There are more reasons than ever to be awed by this first-time mom, so in preparation for Wimbledon this July, here’s a look at Serena’s greatest Grand Slam fashion moments.

Serena can most often be found crushing it on the court in pieces from Puma and Nike. These items represent the apex of functionality and comfort combined with high style. Once in a while she’ll pull out all the stops in a draped skirt or even a pleated denim design.

Off the court, Serena’s style is no-nonsense and sometimes even utilitarian. One time she was spotted in an airport in the Aviator onesie from One Piece covered in decals. With a preference for monochrome, she also gave the leather dress trend a try — with sublime results.

If you get the impression this is an athlete who really knows a thing or two about fashion, you’re absolutely right. Serena even has her own label!

And if her prowess on the red carpet isn’t as well known as her athletic accomplishments, it should be. She definitely likes to throw in a sporty touch once in a while, such as a tank top or a pleated skirt, but all-out glamor is easily within her reach, too. Tasteful minidresses that show off her amazingly toned physique are a staple in Serena’s wardrobe.

And for those more formal occasions, silky materials are her favorite, often cut in vivid colors. She also loves draped elements, whether a wrapped waist or a ruched bodice.

In November, Serena stepped out at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in a black Versace minidress trimmed with gold. She looked amazing as always and radiated confidence and grace like never before. As much as the tennis world is looking forward to seeing what Serena will do at Wimbledon this July, the fashion world is just as excited to see what she’ll step out in, next. — jas