The French Open Has Banned Serena Williams From Wearing Her Signature Catsuit Next Year

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Serena Williams Catsuit

It seems the French cannot handle all the sassiness the new mother, Serena Williams brought to the Tennis Court this year when she returned to the sport.

We cannot say for sure if it is because of Serena but the French Open is set to introduce a stricter dress code next year that will see Serena being banned if she returns to the French Open in her catsuit.

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The 23-time Grand Slam champion said the outfit made her feel like a “superhero” at Roland Garros this year.

She claimed it helped her cope with the issue of blood clots, which she said almost cost her her life giving birth.

“It will no longer be accepted,” French Tennis Federation president Bernard Giudicelli told Tennis magazine, the BBC reports.

“I believe we have sometimes gone too far. You have to respect the game and the place.”

Giudicelli did not reveal the new rules but said they will not be as restrictive as at Wimbledon, where players must wear all-white outfits.

He added that although most player uniforms for 2019 have already been planned, the FFT is asking manufacturers to share the designs.

Williams, 36, made her return to Grand Slam tennis at the French Open in May following the birth of her daughter last September.

The three-time winner wore the catsuit in each of the first three rounds but had to pull out of her fourth-round tie against Maria Sharapova because of an injury.

She dedicated her catsuit outfit to new mothers and said it made her feel like a “queen from Wakanda” in reference to the Black Panther movie.

Williams is bidding for a seventh US Open title when the tournament starts on Monday.

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