Serena Williams is wearing a special headband in February for Black History Month.
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By Erin Bruehl, USTA.com
WORCESTER, Mass. -- As Serena Williams took the court for her Fed Cup singles match against Olga Govortsova in the U.S. vs. Belarus World Group II tie, she was donning red, white and blue for her country and also sporting a new headband.
The Nike headband, with red design on a blue-gray background, was designed as a tribute to February as Black History Month, and Williams will be sporting it on the court throughout the month.
"It was designed off different countries, namely Brazil, Kenya and the state of Mississippi, the flag colors. It's good. I loved that design. This is kind of what we went with," Williams said.
It proved lucky during Fed Cup, as Williams defeated Govortsova, 7-5, 6-0, to remain unbeaten in her Fed Cup career and make the score 2-0 for the U.S. over Belarus in Worcester, Mass. She thought this would be an appropriate time to wear it.
"It's February, it's Fed Cup, it kind of matches the red, white and blue scheme," Williams said. "I'm going to continue to wear it throughout the whole month of February."