Serena Williams Reveals Why She Won't Be Celebrating Her Daughter's First Birthday

Elena Summers
September 2, 2018

Serena Williams' superhero-like catsuit is set to be consigned to the back of her closet, but "everything is fine" over the French Open's new outfit rules, according to the U.S. tennis star.

Paris: French Open director Guy Forget says Serena Williams' attitude defused a potential row over an up-coming dress code that he insists will be far less strict than the one at Wimbledon, French sports daily L'Equipe reported on Tuesday. Williams herself appeared completely unfazed by the French Open remarks, beating Poland's Magda Linette, 6-4, 6-0.

"Serena Williams walks on-court in a custom-made women's Off-White c/o Nike leather jacket, asymmetrical ballet dress and "AKA QUEEN" tennis bag in US Open opening game win".

Serena Williams, a six-time victor in NY who is seeded 17th after returning from maternity leave earlier in the year, didn't want to be drawn on playing her sister just yet.

Looks like Serena literally took tennis fashion to new heights.

- Arianna Nardi (@AriannaNardi) August 28, 2018We all want a tennis tutu, btw:I'm getting me a tennis tutu!

I'm not expecting to play my best tennis right now.

Williams aced it on court and in fashion.


The Cut reports Williams said of the look, "When I teamed up with Virgil and he pulled out this tutu, I was like..." She also revealed, amid the controversy, that she felt it empowered her as she headed into a match.

"He's (Guidicelli) been so easy to talk to", Williams said.

"But I got through it", Williams said, "and I get to go back and see her". And if she doesn't play this fall, we would definitely understand that at this stage of her career.' Serena last played in Beijing in 2014, losing to Samantha Stosur in the quarter-finals.

A year ago, Williams, the oldest of seven mothers in the draw at 36, was only days away from giving birth to Alexis Olympia by emergency C-section, when she survived a pulmonary embolism.

But then Serena being the boldest and sassiest in all terms, literally turned heads when she entered the court wearing a one-shoulder outfit which literally set the NY tongues wagging. Win that, and Williams could face a very familiar foe in the third round: her older sister, Venus, a two-time U.S. Open champion who is seeded No. 16 and edged 2004 champ Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 Monday.

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