Serena Williams black catsuit that she wore at this yr’s French Open can be banned from future tournaments as a result of it went “too far,” BuzzFeed Information reviews.
Bernard Giudicelli, the French Tennis Federation president, informed Tennis journal on Friday that it will implement a brand new costume code for athletes competing within the French Open.
“I believe that generally we’ve gone too far,” he mentioned.
Williams mentioned that she wore the bodysuit as a result of it prevents blood clots, which is one thing that she has suffered with for years and have become a urgent a difficulty when she gave delivery to her daughter Olympia final yr.
“I had a variety of issues with my blood clots. God, I don’t know what number of I’ve had within the final 12 months,” she informed reporters in Might.
Williams didn’t appear to have a difficulty with Giudicelli’s choice, telling reporters on Saturday earlier than the beginning of the U.S. Open that they’ve “an exquisite relationship.”
“I really feel like if and when, or in the event that they know that some issues are for well being causes, then there’s no method that they wouldn’t be okay with it,” Williams mentioned. “So I believe it’s wonderful. The president of the French Tennis Federation, he’s been actually superb. He’s been really easy to speak to. My complete staff is principally French, so, yeah, we’ve an exquisite relationship.”
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Williams had likened her outfit to one thing out of Black Panther when she wore it in Might.
“I really feel like a warrior in it, like a warrior princess form of queen from Wakanda perhaps,” she had mentioned on the time. “I’ve at all times needed to be a superhero, and it’s my method of being a superhero.”