Serena Williams celebrates her retirement from tennis at Edward Enninful’s memoir party while partying with husband Alexis Ohanian and friend Bella Hadid
Serena Williams celebrated her retirement from tennis on Thursday by letting her hair down at the launch party for Edward Enninful’s new memoir.
With more time to socialize and focus on her other business endeavors, the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion was joined by her husband Alexis Ohanian at the party in New York City.
Serena dressed up in a stylish LBD for the party and shared a friendly kiss with her model pal Bella Hadid as she left the party thrown by Edward to celebrate the release of his book A Visible Man.
Star-studded: Serena Williams and her husband Alexis Ohanian attended the launch of British Vogue Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful’s memoir Thursday night in New York City
Serena showed off her stunning figure in a ruched black mini dress with three-quarter sleeves.
The tennis pro opted for a more casual vibe by adding a pair of trainers to her ensemble.
She styled her lightened locks long and straight with a part on the right side.
Girlfriends: Williams and Hadid shared a sweet moment as they kissed goodnight
LBD: Serena showed off her killer figure in a ruched black mini dress with three-quarter sleeves
Most of the time, Williams had his head down and dialed into her phone while Ohanian focused his attention on getting his wife safely to the event.
The entrepreneur and Reddit co-founder, 39, went casual-cool in the fashion department in dark blue jeans, a black dress shirt and matching sneakers.
Ohanian led the way into the entrance with no and real problems as the cameras flashed and flashed away.
Enninful, a 50-year-old native of Ghana, has the honor of being British Vogue’s first black editor-in-chief. He’s been busy promoting his new autobiography for the past week or more, Loud Metro.
Sporty: The tennis pro opted for a more casual vibe by adding a pair of trainers to her ensemble
Most of the time, Williams had his head down and dialed into her phone while Ohanian focused his attention on getting his wife safely to the event
Friendly moment: After spending time at the book promo event for Enninful, who is British Vogue’s first black editor-in-chief, the tennis legend made her way to meet model and friend Bella Hadid
After spending some time at the promotional party, Williams, who turns 41 on September 26, reappeared outside and made his way to where Hadid was in the back seat of an SUV that was about to pull away.
The two ladies greeted each other with kisses on the cheeks.
Hadid has been a huge fan of Serena Williams over the years, both as a world-class athlete and as a role model. She got emotional and started crying when she lost her last career match at the US Open in Queens, NY.
The top model was finally photographed shedding tears in the stands at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Williams announced her retirement from tennis in August when she revealed she would be “evolving” from the game after the US Open, which was confirmed after losing her last game.
Emotional: Hadid, a longtime admirer of Serena Williams, was photographed crying as she lost the last match of her career at the US Open last week