Serving style: All of Zendaya’s tennis-themed ‘Challengers’ red carpet looks

This star was born to serve.

While fashion fans might have thought Zendaya mastered the art of themed dressing during the “Dune: Part Two” press tour, she took things up a notch by wearing one tennis-themed outfit after the next to promote “Challengers” in spring 2024.

Zendaya and her stylist, Law Roach, collaborated on a number of court-ready looks as the “Greatest Showman” star hit the red carpet in iconic cities like Paris, London, Sydney and Milan.

Zendaya took the tennis theme and ran with it during the “Challengers” press tour. WireImage
She wore a neon green dress with an actual tennis ball attached to the front to the film’s LA premiere. Getty Images for Amazon MGM Studios

In the film, which hits theaters April 26, she plays a former tennis pro turned coach who finds herself in a love triangle between her husband and ex-boyfriend — and the “Spider-Man: Homecoming” star made sure to nail home the sporty theme with plenty of on-the-nose ‘fits.

And while she kicked things off in quite a literal way by wearing a tennis ball green gown with an image of a player on the front, the former Disney star has also gone with a more subtle approach during other tour stops.

From crisp white suits to glittering gowns, check out all of Zendaya’s standout looks from the “Challengers” press tour, below.

Serving in Sydney

The actress wore an on-the-nose green gown to the Sydney premiere on March 26. WireImage

Zendaya got the party started in Sydney, Australia in March — and set the tone for the entire press tour — by sporting a custom green Loewe gown featuring a graphic of a tennis player holding a racquet.

The plunging sequined dress also included a thigh-high slit and a tennis ball design just below her chest, and she wore her newly dyed blond hair in a side-swept updo.

Ab fab

Law Roach shared a photo of Zendaya’s crop top and sheer skirt. luxurylaw/Instagram

The “Dune” star rocked another custom ‘fit for a photo call in Sydney, wearing a white crop top and matching high-waisted briefs by Lacoste. She covered up the hot pants with a sheer white maxi skirt featuring metallic silver thread, adding Bulgari jewels as she posed on a sunny rooftop.

Vintage vibes

The A-lister wore a retro dress for a photo call in Paris. VICTOR AUBRY/SIPA/Shutterstock

The actress — who is dating Tom Holland — went for a 1960s-inspired look during a “Challengers” photo op in Paris, wearing a checkered Louis Vuitton coat dress from its spring/summer 2013 ready-to-wear collection.

Zendaya paired the swinging sixties mini with a pair of white pumps, further committing to the retro aesthetic by wearing her hair in a side-swept ‘do that was pulled back with a white headband.

Tennis ball green

She showed a flash of tummy in a green set on April 6. Berzane Nasser/ABACA/Shutterstock

Zendaya chose another lime green look (and archival Louis Vuitton piece) for a different photo call the same day, rocking a shiny button-down shirt and matching trousers that mimicked once again the color of a tennis ball.

She showed off her toned abs by leaving the bottom three buttons of her spring/summer 1999 Louis Vuitton top undone, teaming the look with metallic platform heels.

Parisian glam

The star wore her hair in long waves for the Parisian premiere. Getty Images

Zendaya went for tennis whites again when she wore a custom Louis Vuitton creation to walk the red carpet at the “Challengers” premiere in Paris. She wore the style — which featured a strapless corset top and sheer skirt sweeping into a train — with a wide white belt worn low on her hips.

The movie star also showed off long blond hair extensions for the night, styling her new ‘do in soft waves and accessorizing with a Bulgari diamond statement necklace and coordinating rings and earrings.


The “Challengers” star sported custom tennis ball heels for a Rome photo call on April 8. WireImage

She went for a more literal look with a pair of white Loewe pumps featuring real tennis balls spiked through the heels, wearing the tennis-themed ‘fit to an April 2024 photo call in Rome.

While she might not have been able to play in her custom shoes, the “Euphoria” star looked ready to hit the court in a sparkling silver tennis dress (also by Loewe) featuring a plunging neckline, drop waist and pleated skirt.

No top, no problem

Zendaya hit the Roman red carpet in a blazer with no bra. Getty Images

The “Shake It Up” star definitely shook up her red carpet style when she arrived to the “Challengers” premiere in Rome later the same night. Zendaya went braless under a custom white Calvin Klein blazer for the occasion, pairing her bare look with a long white maxi skirt.

And while she went sans top with her jacket, it only put a bigger spotlight on the dazzling Bulgari snake necklace she wore wrapped around her neck.

Tennis whites

The star wore a gown with tennis-themed details to the film’s London premiere. Anthony Harvey/Shutterstock

Zendaya rocked another custom creation at the “Challengers” premiere in London on April 10, wearing a Wimbledon-inspired white drop-waisted gown with a polo-shirt style neckline.

The chic Thom Browne gown — which featured a high slit and red and navy stripes at the bottom— was covered in a tonal tennis racquet print that gave a nod to the Wimbledon logo. She added white pumps, Bulgari diamonds and an on-trend hair bow to her red carpet look.

Stripes and feathers

Zendaya sported a striped shorts set with a feathery tail in London. Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

The actress went in a much different reaction for a photo call in London, wearing a red, white and blue striped set by Vivienne Westwood featuring a whimsical feathered tail attached to the bottom.

The outfit was another vintage piece sourced by Law Roach, with the vest and miniskirt hailing from the designer’s spring/summer 1994 ready-to-wear collection. Zendaya wore her blond hair pulled back in a Barbie-like curled ponytail with clip-in bangs and sported white pumps for the event.

Honoring the greats

She paid tribute to an inspirational tennis player with this sporty ‘fit. luxurylaw/Instagram

Zendaya showed off a chic white sleeveless top and a pleated skirt while promoting the film in Monaco — and her look honored the classic tennis ensembles worn by Althea Gibson, the first black tennis player to win a Grand Slam.

“THANK YOU to the team at @on running for recreating the ICONIC tennis white of Althea Gibson,” Roach posted on Instagram April 13, tagging athletic retailer On, which also designed her white sneakers.

Country club classic

She sported a quiet luxury Brunello Cucinelli look in Monaco. Getty Images

The “Euphoria” star went for a preppy two-piece look as she posed in a white cable-knit Brunello Cucinelli sweater and maxi skirt amid the tennis action at the Monte-Carlo Masters. Zendaya took photographs high above the court at the Monte-Carlo Country Club while sporting the collared knitwear and a cream-colored skirt with a high slit.

The “Challengers” star — who wore her hair down in side-swept waves — showed off some leg in the pics, revealing her beige pumps as she attended the match.

Supermodel style

She rocked a 1990s dress once worn by Cindy Crawford while visiting Milan. Getty Images

Zendaya wore another vintage ‘fit for a “Challengers” photo call in Milan on April 14, rocking a simple white split-necked dress once worn by Cindy Crawford on the Ralph Lauren runway in 1991. She teamed the full-skirted minidress with her go-to white pumps and beloved Bulgari jewelry once again, wearing her hair in a voluminous wavy style.

Crawford herself shared praise for the look on her Instagram Story, writing, “@zendaya serving it up in one of my favorite @poloralphlauren dresses!”

Bubblegum ballgown


Zendaya broke away from her tennis whites and greens with a surprisingly sensual pink look at the movie’s Los Angeles premiere on April 16.

She sported a lingerie-inspired pink-and-black Vera Wang ballgown on the red carpet, with the custom piece featuring a black corseted top with sheer lace panels and garter details. Its voluminous pink skirt split in front to reveal black tulle detail and the Bulgari ambassador accessorized with the designer’s glittering diamond earrings.

Afterparty baller

She swapped her pink look for a neon green gown the same night. Getty Images for Amazon MGM Studios

Once inside the theater, Zendaya changed into a more suitable-for-sitting style, swapping her Vera Wang gown for a racy Celia Kritharioti dress designed in the same color as a tennis ball.

She also wore the ultra-plunging look — which featured a real tennis ball attached to the front — to the movie’s afterparty in Beverly Hills, keeping the rest of her ‘fit simple to let her naval-grazing gown do the talking.

What styles will Zendaya serve up next? Only time will tell.