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Zendaya stuns crowd at Sydney premiere of Challengers: 'Slayed'

"I came as a tennis court tonight," Zendaya told the crowd.

Zendaya stunned fans on the Sydney red carpet for the premiere of her new film Challengers at the State Theatre on Tuesday night.

The 27-year-old joked to the crowd that she was dressed as a "tennis court," suitably on theme for the film, which stars Zendaya as Tashi, a tennis prodigy turned coach who is married to Art (Mike Faist), a tennis star on a losing streak.

Zendaya stunned on the Sydney red carpet premiere of her new film Challengers. Photo: Getty
Zendaya stunned on the Sydney red carpet premiere of her new film Challengers. Photo: Getty

To help him gain some confidence, she has him play in a challenger event, but things become more complicated when he faces off with Patrick (Josh O'Connor), his former best friend and her former boyfriend.

Zendaya's glittering green gown was custom Loewe by Jonathan Anderson (who was also a costume designer on the film). It featured a plunging neckline and a silhouette of someone playing tennis.

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She also unveiled a hair transformation, with the star going honey blonde for the event.

"I came as a tennis court tonight," she quipped to the crowd.

Challengers stars Mike Faist, Zendaya and Josh O'Connor pose on the red carpet together. Photo: Getty
Challengers stars Mike Faist, Zendaya and Josh O'Connor pose on the red carpet together. Photo: Getty
Zendaya's glittering green gown was custom Loewe by Jonathan Anderson. Photo: Getty
Zendaya's glittering green gown was custom Loewe by Jonathan Anderson. Photo: Getty

The star told the crowd that she felt "very lucky" to be back in Australia, with her last visit back in 2017 for The Greatest Showman premiere.

"I always cherish being here with everyone, and the warm, loving environment and reception that we get every time," she added. "This could not be a better place to start this film and thank you so much for being here, I'm always worried that like nobody's gonna come! But there's people here, this is great! Thank you for your time."

Fans loved Zendaya's look with one writing that she
Fans loved Zendaya's look with one writing that she "slayed, ate, devoured and left no crumbs". Photo: Getty

Fans loved the look, with one user commenting on Instagram, "She is a VISION."

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"Game, set, match 🔥🎾," another added.

"Zendaya, again slayed, ate, devoured and left no crumbs," a third wrote.

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