Serena Williams won her 23rd grand slam at the Australian Open Jan 28, and made a quick shoe change to properly celebrate.
Serena Williams changed shoes for the trophy ceremony.
— Sacha Pisani (@Sachk0) January 28, 2017
The recently engaged 35-year-old tennis player changed into classic “23” Jordans for the trophy ceremony, but the night didn’t stop there. During her post-win interview with ESPN the anchors presented Williams with a gift from Michael Jordan himself.
The box contained her own shoes alongside a new pair of pink and black Serena Williams’ Air Jordan I, which she says are her favorite colors, and a personalized note.
“Winning is hard,” the letter reads. “It takes years of hard work, mental toughness and a willingness to accept the fact that you hate to lose. Congratulations with much respect on winning number 23. It will be a privilege to keep watching your determination on the court. Your friend, Michael Jordan.”
To: The GOAT
From: The GOAThttps://t.co/T887wMOWaK
— ESPN (@espn) January 28, 2017
The legendary sneaker line took to Instagram Monday to announce that in honor of Williams’ win their Air Jordan I Retro High EP GG, her own Jordan brand shoe, is now available for purchase. Snatch yours here.
According to Footwear News, the sneaker comes in the pink and black she was presented with, and a red and black colorway with an SW on the back and 23 on the side.
Try to snag your pair before they sell out, and check out the rest of the Jordan line.