Serena Williams is back and re-claiming her time and her crown! If you have yet to see her show on HBO, Being Serena (she talks about coming back after the birth of her daughter Olympia). Not only did she come to the French Open in warrior mode, she rocked a Nike black body suit that was more than just adding to the fashion scope - her full length look that was skintight also protected her against issues of blood clots that she has dealt with prior to her pregnancy as well as after the C-section delivery of her child.
Coming back to Roland Garros after 9 months of the birth of her daughter - she was ready to play at the Grand Slam and let everyone know that she is and always will be the G.O.A.T.
The tennis star put her look into her own words by saying, "It feels like this suit represents all the women that have been through a lot mentally, physically, with their body to come back and have confidence and to believe in themselves," Williams said after beating Kristyna Pliskova 7-6 (4), 6-4 at Court Philippe Chatrier. "I definitely feel like it is an opportunity for me to inspire a whole different group of amazing women and kids.... I call it, like, my Wakanda-inspired catsuit," referring to the fictional nation in the film "Black Panther." We designed it way before the movie but it kind of reminds me of that."
Not only was the catsuit a statement for today, but it recalled elements of fashion history as she wore on back in 2002 U.S. Open and it is similar to a white bodysuit that American player Anne White wore at Wimbledon in 1985.
The match on Tuesday was the first at a major tournament for the 23-time Grand Slam champion in 16 months. She noted that she, "had a lot of problems with my blood clots, and, God, I don't know how many I have had in the past 12 months. So it is definitely a little functionality to it. I have been wearing pants in general a lot when I play, so I can keep the blood circulation going. It's a fun suit, but it's also functional, so I can be able to play without any problems."
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