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Tennis queen Serena Williams is the first athlete to accept CFDA's fashion icon award

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Remember when Serena Williams wore a black catsuit to the 2018 French Open tournament? Her fans cheered her "warrior princess" look as she owned the court.

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But tennis officials called the costume "unacceptable" and "disrespectful" knowing that Williams wore it to improve blood circulation, as she had recently given birth.

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The Council of Fashion Designers of America awarded the Fashion Icon Award to the 23-Grand-Slam winner.

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The CFDA award is just a long overdue confirmation of just how fashionable Serena Williams is, something her fans have known for years. 

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Continuing her legacy of making and breaking tennis records, she is now making fashion history as the first-ever athlete to win the award.

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She also has her own inclusive brand, S by Serena. Her venture capital firm, Serena Ventures, supports startups by founders from underserved communities.

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She is a force to be reckoned with both on the court and off of it as she actively advocates for causes like Black Lives Matter and the LGBT community.

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After 27 years of professional tennis, Williams has earned $15-29 million a year through endorsements for Nike and Kraft Foods.

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Standing at a net worth of $290 million, she's 89th on the Forbes list of America's Richest Self-Made Women.

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