Serena’s outfit once more the discuss of French Open

Serena Williams’ opening matches at any Grand Slam are at all times on the radar. And whereas the 23-time Grand Slam winner’s play makes the final word assertion, Williams can be by no means shy about pushing boundaries relating to vogue. Particularly in Paris.

A 12 months after her black compression-material catsuit brought about controversy — drawing criticism from French tennis officers that resulted in backlash and help for Williams — Serena debuted her newest attire designed for her by Virgil Abloh in partnership with Nike.

Williams didn’t sport a full robe when she walked out onto Court docket Philippe Chatrier on Monday for her first-round match towards Vitalia Diatchenko, however a scaled-down model with the phrases “mom, champion, queen and goddess” in French as a part of the print.

Ultimately 12 months’s French Open, Williams wasn’t solely attempting to make a vogue assertion when she wore the outfit that she known as her “Wakanda-inspired catsuit,” referring to the fictional nation within the movie “Black Panther.”

The complete-length leggings had been for well being causes. In what was her first Grand Slam match since giving start to her daughter 9 months earlier, they had been a precaution after a well being scare associated to blood clots.

Serena Williams’ newest vogue assertion is as soon as once more the subject du jour throughout her opening-round match at Roland Garros.¬†Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Photos

French Tennis Federation president Bernard Giudicelli later stated the outfit would not be accepted. “One should respect the sport and the place,” he stated.

Williams downplayed the feedback on the US Open, saying she not wanted to put on the leggings as a result of she discovered that compression tights additionally work to maintain her blood circulating. (She wore tights at Wimbledon, when she made it to the ultimate.)

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