& # 39; Champion, Queen, Goddess & # 39 ;: Serena Williams stops the criticisms of French Open-fashion with an insane superhero-inspired ensemble clad in powerful words – after the tournament's & # 39; disrespectful & # 39; close-fitting catsuit
- The 37-year-old won her match against the Russian tennis player Vitalia Diatchenko
- She started on the wrong foot and lost the first set 2-6, but soon found her rhythm and continued to dominate the second two and won 6-1, 6-0
- Serena wore a black and white crop top and skirt that had fishnet over the belly and was designed by Off-White & # 39; s Virgil Abloh and Nike
- She distributed the images of the ensemble the day before the tournament, revealing that it also comes with a cape and a long black-and-white skirt
- Virgil and Nike were also responsible for the funky tutu dresses that the mother-of-one wore during the 2018 US Open
- In August last year, it was announced that the French tennis federation had chosen to ban the black Nike catsuit that Serena was wearing during the 2018 French Open
- The FTF president said the organization had chosen to introduce new rules to regulate player outfits, by Serena & # 39; s catsuit & # 39; disrespectful to the game & # 39; to name
During the French Open last year, she is forbidden to wear on catsuit, but the controversy did not stop Serena Williams from making a fashion statement in court.
The tennis star, 37, turned heads in an unusual superhero-inspired outfit designed by Virgil Abloh and Nike.
The black and white ensemble even comes with a cape with the words & # 39; Mother, Champion, Queen, Goddess & # 39; in French, although she did not wear this while playing.
Make a statement: Serena Williams made her debut at the French Open in a crazy black-and-white ensemble designed by Off-White & # 39; s Virgil Abloh and Nike
Powerful: the ensemble contains powerful words like & # 39; goddess & # 39 ;, & # 39; mother & # 39 ;, & # 39; queen & # 39; and & # 39; champion & # 39; within the graphic design
Saucy: her crop top and skirt also had a black fishnet over the belly and she wore it with matching black and white sneakers
A new look: Serena, 37, debuted the new look on social media the day before the tournament, revealing that it is complete with a long cape and a maxi skirt
It comes after Williams has banned wearing her distinctive catsuits, with the chairman of the French Tennis Federation, Bernard Giudicelli who said last year: & I believe that we have sometimes gone too far.
For example, & # 39; Serena & # 39; s outfit would no longer be accepted. You must respect the game and the place. & # 39;
And her superhero outfit seems to have done wonders, as she overcame a slow start for a 2-6, 6-1, 6-0 win over Russia's 83rd-ranked Vitalia Diatchenko in her opener.
Williams had only completed three games since her Australian Open ended four months ago, and she picked up a tricky left knee when she pulled out of her past two tournaments.
During a wrong first set, Williams constantly shook her head and shouted at himself.
But the 23-time Grand Slam champion quickly changed the momentum by winning the first three games of the second set.
Forbidden: after the French Open last year, the French Tennis Federation changed the rules for player clothing and prohibited the tight catsuit that Serena had worn
Come back stronger: Serena was clearly not happy to go down without a tailor fight, and came in a very daring look with powerful words like & # 39; queen & # 39; and & # 39; champion & # 39;
Layers: When Serena first started playing, she was wearing a solid black long-sleeved sports jacket, which she removed after playing the first few points
Stay warm! Under the black jacket, Serena wore a long-sleeved shirt in the same black and white pattern as the rest of her outfit
After making 14 casual errors in the first set, Williams had a total of 10 in the second and third set.
Afterwards, Williams seemed more relieved than happy to avoid what would have been just the second loss of her career in the first round of a Grand Slam tournament – after her defeat to Virginie Razzano at Roland Garros in 2012.
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