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Serena Williams Responds To Catsuit Ban Again By Winning Second US Open Match

Serena Williams Responds To Catsuit Ban Again By Winning Second US Open Match

The mother donned her second tutu in her second US Open win against Germany's Carina Witthöft

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd

Serena Williams: she's won more Grand Slam singles titles than any other woman or man during the open era, she has been ranked number one for 253 weeks of her career and she doesn't give AF when she's told not to wear something.

After the 36-year-old tennis superstar wore a catsuit back in May when she competed in the French Open. She was later told that the all-in-one 'would no longer be accepted'.

So when it came to the US Open, everyone expected her to go back to 'traditional' tennis gear but not Serena.

First of all, let us explain, her unacceptable catsuit was specifically worn to prevent blood clots following the birth of her daughter, Alexis Olympia, in 2017.

This was something she thought the French Tennis Federation would 'be OK with' when they found out the outfit choice was for 'health reasons'.

But the organisation's president, Bernard Giudicelli, told Tennis magazine: "You have to respect the game and the place."

In response Williams dominated her first match in the US Open against Poland's Magda Linette, wearing an asymmetrical Virgil Abloh x Nike tutu paired with sparkly silver sneakers from the same 'Queen' collection and compression fishnet tights - to tackle the blood clots in style.

And today, in her second win - this time against Germany's Carina Witthöft she wore the same outfit only this time it was in lavender.

And fans are loving what she's doing, taking to social media one said: "I literally want to wear a lavender tutu and knock the hell outta whatever comes at me in life like".

Another commented: "If Serena Williams can nail a break point in a lavender tutu against someone thirteen years her junior in this New York heat, I guess I can put on some underwear in my apartment." Please do.

And a third added: "Folks, @serenawilliams is taking the court in a lavender tutu. She can wear *anything*."


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Topics: SPORT, Entertainment, Tennis, Serena Williams