The American legend, 40, is expected to retire from tennis following her Flushing Meadows campaign.
Serena Williams has been playing with plasters on her face
Serena Williams has been playing with plasters on her faceCredit: Getty
Why does Serena Williams wear tape on her face during matches?
Eagle-eyed fans have spotted Williams wearing black plasters or medical tape on her face when she is playing.
Fans spotted that Serena Williams was wearing mysterious black plasters on her face
Williams confirmed that she has tips to help with her sinus problemsCredit: Getty
Some supporters had no clue as to what the reason behind this mysterious tape was.
Which is a medical issue Serena did confirm back in 2007.
What did Serena Williams say?
In 2007, Serena addressed reporters to launch a campaign for sinus medications and to help share the awareness around it.
The tennis great said: “My secret’s out. I’m a sinus sufferer. Playing tennis or pretty much doing anything every day is not easy when you have sinuses.”
“You feel a lot of pressure, congestion and pain and training from Grand Slams such the ones coming up like Wimbledon and the French Open, it’s not easy.
“It’s not easy to play when you have all this pressure. The last thing I want to do is go out on a tennis court and play (sister) Venus and be tired. That’s not fun at all, especially against her, she’s so tough.”