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The Details on Serena Williams’ Sweat-Proof Mascara and Liner

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Serena Williams Larry Marano/REX/Shutterstock

Game-day glam! Serena Williams, who will continue to compete in her 17th U.S. Open on Thursday, September 1, always manages to make a statement on the court. The 22-time Grand Slam winner, 34, loves displaying her personal style in custom-made tennis outfits and cool sneakers as part of her Nike sponsorship. Her beauty is always on point, too, all the way down to her fingertips.

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Williams is known for donning long, decorated manicures when she serves, but promises that it doesn’t affect her game. “Not at all!” she told Vogue. “I definitely make more mistakes typing.” Aside from her bright nails, she keeps everything else simple with a touch of waterproof eyeliner and mascara, and she gathers her hair in a low ponytail.

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Serena Williams BPI/REX/Shutterstock; Inset: BPI/REX/Shutterstock

Her staples include Milani Eye Tech liquid liner ($9, and CoverGirl Lashblast Volume waterproof mascara ($9, “Playing tennis is hard because you sweat and move so much, and this eyeliner and mascara don’t!” she told Vogue in a another story. As for nail polish, she grabs OPI Classic Nail Lacquer in Pink-ing of You and Big Apple Red ($10,

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Williams, who played in her fourth Olympics in Rio this summer, has fun with her game-day outfits too. The athlete, who has been sponsored by Nike since 2004, often sprinkles pink (her favorite color since childhood!) in items she designs for the brand. Her newest NikeCourt pieces for the open, available on, feature two black-and-white pleated dresses with a surprising pop of color. “This year, I really wanted to bring classic back to tennis,” Williams, who revealed that her favorite tournament outfit of all time is her 2004 U.S. Open denim skirt in a separate Vogue interview, said. “There are hints of pink in the pleats when I move.”

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