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Indian Wells: What I’m Wearing

Venus Williams

Posted on March 07 2017

Last year, I returned to the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California after many years away.  Given my complicated history at this tournament, I didn’t think that playing there was something I’d ever do again. But last year, I surprised myself.


My inspiration for the decision to return to competition at Indian Wells? It was my sister, Serena and her commitment to forgiveness.  I wrote an essay about that decision and what it meant to me.


Sometimes, facing a complicated past takes both forgiveness and fearlessness.


When preparing for the competition, practice, training and the right mindset are most important.  But I’ve also always believed in the power of clothes to help you perform your best. That’s why I created EleVen, to help empower people to look and feel better than their best.


This year, at Indian Wells I’ll be wearing the newly debuted Intrepid Collection from EleVen. The word, “intrepid,” means fearless and adventurous.  I wanted this collection to make people feel intrepid when they wear it. That’s how I feel when I wear it. 


The centerpiece of the collection is my new “Intrepid” print, which has a swirling black-and-white geometric design, which I think is really energizing.  Plus, the clothes have UV-ray protection, which make them great for outdoors, especially in the California sun at Indian Wells.


I have many great new Intrepid Collection looks from EleVen packed in my bag for Indian Wells.  Here are some of the clothes I’ve packed:


The Excel Tank is so comfy and comes in bright colors including Berry and Limelight, with the signature Intrepid print at the waist.  I will wear it with the Flutter Skirt, which prominently features the graphic Intrepid print.

Another fun option I’ve packed is the Intrepid Jammin’ Skirt; this color-blocked skirt is one of my favorites.

I’m also bringing along my Elite Jacket, which is the perfect cover-up if the weather gets cool. 

I believe that an intrepid spirit is key to overcoming any obstacle and achieving success.

That’s why I’m especially thrilled to wear my Intrepid Collection as I’m once again back to compete against at this important tournament. Let me know what you think of the looks I have selected to have with me on the court!


  • Marjorie Oliver-Darrett: March 13, 2017

    I think your chosen attire is awesome, love them

  • Bonnie: March 12, 2017
    Your clothes rock and so do you congrats on the Australian open you go girl
  • Carol Sinclair-Daley: March 10, 2017

    I love the Intrepid design and the reason for it. I get it, the Power of Forgiveness is is Beautiful.

  • Lindell Jolly: March 10, 2017

    Thank you Venus for your “Intrepid” spirit! You are an amazing young woman who is an inspiration to all.

  • TREVOR: March 10, 2017


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