Shania Twain celebrated her birthday yesterday (August 28) by performing a medley of her hits, old and new, at the Arthur Ashe Stadium during the U.S. Open. While the day included the surprising return of Maria Sharapova and her defeat of Number Two-ranked Simona Halep after nearly two years away from Grand Slam play, Twain's performance was the energy kick starter the stadium needed to get the games going.
Beginning with a biographical intro, Twain stepped into the spotlight in all black and strutted a catwalk that, viewed from above, was shaped like a tennis racket. The country icon's medley kicked off with “That Don't Impress Me Much," before segueing into her new single “Life's About to Get Good" and some spiraling, 360-degree videography. Next up was “Swingin' With My Eyes Closed," another recent release, which did a nifty “Any Man of Mine"-style fake out before shifting to a reggae bounce. Twain concluded the epic medley with two of her best-known hits, “Still the One" and “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" which she punctuated with a series of enthusiastic squeals.
Watch Twain's performance in the clip below:
Twain wasn't the only star to make an appearance at the 2017 U.S. Open, including fellow country singer Luke Bryan, “Happy" singer Pharrell Williams and actor Alec Baldwin. With matches well underway, everyone is hoping for a ticket into the annual event to catch Venus Williams, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and other athletes face-off.
For more on the country sensation, catch Twain's upcoming album NOW, available September 29. Her highly anticipated NOW Tour will also kickoff May of 2018.