Tennis Identity

Venus Williams Designs Limited Edition U.S. Open “Green” Tee Shirt

2009 Green Tee By Venus Williams Ladies, two-time US Open Champion Venus Williams has designed an official 2009 US Open t-shirt.  The limited edition tee is part of the USTA’s wide-ranging green initiatives at the Open and will be sold at the Octagon, the US Open Collection stores located in Louis Armstrong Stadium and the South Plaza and on US Open.org; retail price $36.

The teal blue, yellow (tennis balls) and purple design is printed on comfy 100% organic cotton. Williams designed the shirt as part of her EleVen clothing line, which was launched in 2007 and at present doesn't have an official retail outlet. 

“I am really excited about this project because it combines three of my interests – tennis, fashion and the environment,” said Williams, who enters this year’s US Open seeded No. 3.  "I hope that my passion will be conveyed through this design and will inspire others to do their part to help preserve the environment.”

 A portion of the profits from the Venus Williams tee will benefit Unisphere, Inc., the non-profit organization that maintains and preserves Flushing Meadows Corona Park, home of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Not performance but a good feel practice tee. Like the shirt says, "Green Your Game."