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Serena Williams' Black Catsuit Banned From French Open

Serena Williams' Black Catsuit Banned From French Open

Serena Williams‘ catsuit has been banned from the French Open.

The president of the French Tennis Federation Bernard Giudicelli just announced that the annual competition will be implementing a dress code and moving towards a more conservative look in the future.

“I believe we have sometimes gone too far. Serena’s outfit this year, for example, would no longer be accepted. You have to respect the game and the place,” Bernard said to the AP.

Serena wore the full-length, skin-tight outfit during the last French Open, which not only made a cool fashion statement but also served a medical purpose.

The suit was designed to protect against blood clots after Serena suffered a haematoma in her body following the birth of her daughter Olympia.

Serena previously said it made her feel “like a warrior princess” and a “queen from Wakanda.”

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  • HG

    I don’t understand how her outfit went “too far.” It’s not a distracting color and it’s not inappropriately exposing anything.

  • Kat

    Short skirt are OKAY but a skin tight combi is not ??? They really hate Serena. Their racism is showing.

  • Anna

    What? I thought Europeans were less conservative. What’s wrong with her outfit? Gymnasts and swimmers wear more revealing uniform, not that it should matter since this is about the sport and not how they’re dresses. Especially since it helps her medically with blood clots? Am I missing something here?

  • Conte435

    They wear shorts under them, not like they wear underwear or thongs under their skirts.

    The outfit is inappropriate because it is ridiculous, looks a cat suit I movie character would wear, she wore to help with her game, every sports as strict dress codes.

  • Kat

    Did I say skirt were bad no. Thank you, you need to read before comment. Plus she was wearing that for medical reason so now what ?

  • Netali

    I agree 100%
    Serena is still succesful…and they are just dumb.

  • Rana

    i agree and how does a short skirt that flies up while playing seem more approriate .. fine ban distracting colours but people workout in tights and tshirt too , doesnt effect the game

  • Jamie

    I always thought they were supposed to be less conservative too.

  • suzybel

    So if it’s for medical reasons wear compression tights with a tennis skirt and not black, it looks too hot

  • Phil the Donahue

    They are french and the outfit isn’t “girly” enough for them. The french prefer their women in lingerie and kept down.

  • Phil the Donahue

    The short skirt is feminine and the french don’t like strong women unless they are in lingerie. It’s all about a power play. The “cat” suit looks like a gym outfit to me which I am sure the french hate.

  • Cruizin1960

    If you knew anything about tennis you would know that many of the major tournaments impose dress codes…even down to the soles of your shoes. This has nothing to do with race and everything to do with an outfit that will not comply with their revised dress code. Wimbledon has an all white dress code…guess you think that is racist too.

  • Kat

    Sure Jan

  • Lolo23

    nop, they’re just racist

  • Gina

    They can’t handle all that body. How stupid.

  • Honeybee

    She needs the compression suit because of her recurring problem with the blood clots that almost killed her! It’s not being done as a fashion statement, stupid. 🤨

  • Honeybee

    It’s a compression suit because she has a problem with blood clots. It’s for medical reasons and should be exempted!🤕🤕🤕🤕🤕