Serena admits she felt like a warrior in her tight black catsuit

2018-08-27 15:35
Serena Williams. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images

Johannesburg - Serena Williams has brushed off her catsuit controversy by insisting she’s “fine” with the French Open’s decision to ban her from wearing the outfit again.

On Saturday French Tennis Federation president Bernard Giudicelli announced the 23-time Grand Slam champion won’t be allowed to wear the outfit again because “it will no longer be accepted. One must respect the game and the place”, according to the Washington Post.

Despite the controversy Serena took it all in stride, as she spoke to the media on Saturday ahead of the start of the US Open.

“I think that obviously the Grand Slams have a right to do what they want to do. I feel like if and when, or if they know that some things are for health reasons, then there’s no way they wouldn’t be okay with. So I think its fine.”

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Serena also added she’d spoken to Bernard following his decision, and insists the pair have “a great relationship”.

In the build-up to the French Open in May, Serena explained that she wore the tight-fitting all-in-one for medical reasons, and dedicated the outfit to women who’d experienced difficult pregnancies.

While Serena may have brushed off her catsuit ban, social media users described the move as sexist. Even going so far as to say the French Open is trying to police what women wear.

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