Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Catsuit queen Serena back in winning business

French Open: Sharapova return sees her overcome wobble French Open: Serena makes fashion statement
Eugene Bates | 31 May, 2018, 21:04

That didn't stop her from crushing her competitor, who's now ranked at No. 70 in the world.

The outfit called to mind Williams' black "catsuit" that she wore at the 2002 U.S. Open. I always wanted to be a super hero, and it's kind of my way of being a super hero.

"So it will be a really good, another good show for me".

The three-time champion at Roland Garros will next take on Australian Ash Barty in the second round.

Williams made her return to the Roland Garros courts in a skintight black catsuit, saying she does so for a couple reasons.

Speaking to Britain's Harper's Bazaar, she said: "Honestly, sometimes I think I still have to deal with it". So there is definitely a little functionality to it.

"I'm not going to play if I don't think [I can win]", she proclaims.

"That's one of the things that she has that is special, she feels the moment in the matches and lifts her level when it's necessary and I think she did well", said the Frenchman.

Pliskova, ranked 70th in the world, said she expected Williams would not play as well as she did - the Czech player out-aced Williams - but the 23-time grand slam victor proved to be a tough opponent as usual.

Williams then trailed 0/3 before eventually taking the set when Pliskova, who had never won a match at the tournament in three previous visits, put a forehand wide. So, on top of just looking downright badass, it turns out the catsuit helped optimize her performance given her medical condition.

"I knew that after Pliskova's first game of serving, I said, 'OK, I have to serve really well today, ' " Williams said.

After winning the 2017 Australian Open while secretly pregnant, Serena took the rest of the season off and welcomed her baby girl with now-husband Alexis Ohanian on September 1.

The last time she had been spotted on a court was in a first-round loss to Naomi Osaka in Miami in March.

"Being a father is very nice, but it also has drawbacks", said the 36-year-old Ferrer.

"I have given tennis so much, and tennis has actually given me a lot, and I couldn't be more grateful". She refuses to step back, she reaccelerates the ball, so they're really impressed every time. And she did it all in a sleek black catsuit.

Williams hopes to empower women to express their creativity and individuality through her new fashion collection.

In fact, it was Williams' steep descent in the ranking that caused quite the controversy last week.

"I was wondering if it was in the rules", the Czech said.

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