Serena Williams Plays in Tutu After Her Catsuit Is Banned

Serena Williams Plays in Tutu After Her Catsuit Is Banned

ET caught up with her longtime friend Gayle King at the opening night ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Open where she weighed in on Williams' form-fitting bodysuit getting banned from the French Open and the pro athlete's response.

According to HuffPo, Williams wore "a custom-designed tutu by Louis Vuitton designer Virgil Abloh and Nike in her Monday match against Magda Linette".

"One must respect the game and the place", he said.

It was way for Williams to protect her body, celebrate her body, and be high-end nerdy about a Marvel movie that offered groundbreaking black female representation. "The tutu is easy to play in because I practiced in it before".

Williams previously explained that she's working to improve her circulation and avoid blood clots, which the suits helps with. She revealed this at a press conference at the US Open.

After Williams held serve from deuce for a 5-3 lead, Linette would hold to force Williams to serve out the set.


She didn't face a break point in the 70 minute match, but as her momentum built her emotions burst out with fist-clenched shouts of "come on".

"I thought I just have to be aggressive and try to stay calm", said Kanepi, whose run to the quarter-finals previous year is just one of her six trips to the last eight in majors.

Williams discussed her US Open dress with Vogue last month, and explained that her newest outfit choice made her feel "very strong and feminine".

But being a badass dancer/tennis player hybrid clearly worked out pretty well for Serena, and the new dress may just be her lucky charm.

Responding to a reporter who asked if there would be any birthday celebrations for her daughter, the 36-year-old had this to say: "Olympia doesn't celebrate birthdays".

But even though it seems like Olympia will be growing up without knowing the meaning of having a birthday party, she gets celebrated every day by her parents who can not stop posting cute pics of her on social media.

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