French Open Bans Serena Williams’ Black Catsuit, Twitter Weighs In

Serena Williams wore an eye-catching all-black body-hugging suit to the court at French Open this year

Serena Williams wore an eye-catching all-black body-hugging suit to the court at French Open this year

Her press conference cut off abruptly, and the subject of whether this could be her Open swan song never came up. First of all, she's a mom.

Serena said the wardrobe was to promote circulation as she's suffered two blood clots/pulmonary embolisms, including last September after giving birth to a baby daughter, Alexis Olympia. "It's just new and it's fresh".

"It's very hard to describe". I think that it'll be fun. There's a lot of mental work, as well, to show me what it takes to compete for grand slams, to win grand slams.

"I feel like I have to be nice to myself", Williams said.

Williams played only two events in the build-up to her home Slam. She could play sister Venus in the third round.

For the first time since Wimbledon in June 2017, a tournament will have the entire Big Four in the men's field: five-time U.S. Open champion Roger Federer, defending champ Rafael Nadal, two-time victor Novak Djokovic and 2012 champion Andy Murray. Top-ranked Simona Halep could be an opponent in the fourth round. After falling 6-1, 6-0 to Johanna Konta at the end of July, the worst loss of her career, Williams then opened up on Instagram about her postpartum emotions. "I can just continue to strive".

"That I would be the favourite at this point nearly a year after having a baby is quite interesting", Williams said. "I think that after Zverev, he's the best at the moment that's 23, 24 and under". "I feel like it will for sure pay off eventually". Like Ana Ivanovic after winning the French Open at an early age; Kvitova after winning her first Wimbledon; and Angelique Kerber who went into a steep, if temporary decline after winning the Australian and US Opens in 2016, Stephens found it nearly impossible to win a match for the remainder of 2017 after her triumph here 12 months ago.

That showing impressed ESPN commentator Chris Evert.

Halep has been playing with confidence since winning the French Open and her preparations for the U.S. Open included a win at Montreal before reaching the Cincinnati final, though she pulled out from CT to rest an Achilles injury. "I would be very happy for Serena to break that record, especially as she is making a comeback after having a child".

So Sabalenka will just have to draw on what experience she has this week-and remember that one of her biggest victories to date came against the reigning US Open Champion Sloane Stephens in the final of the 2017 Fed Cup.

"It doesn't matter to me", Williams said of her favorite's status. Serena was to me the second or third best player still last week, and she is getting better every week.

Serena Williams’ ‘Wakanda-Inspired Catsuit’ Banned By French Open

Britain's Konta has been handed an extremely tough run, meeting sixth seed Caroline Garcia in round one, with Sharapova, Kerber and Jelena Ostapenko all in her quarter.

She later said, "I had no idea it would be so controversial." .

As any hero does, Serena Williams maintains grace under fire and acts in alignment with her higher objective. I've been working incredibly hard. "You have to face those obstacles".

If you do not now have a subscription with Amazon, you can get a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime by registering an account.

The 36-year-old American star stunned Paris this year in her body-hugging outfit which she said was inspired by the "Black Panther" superhero movie and made her feel like a "warrior princess".

"The combination of Serena this year, for example, it will no longer be accepted".

'The president of the French Federation, he's been really awesome. He's been so easy to talk to.

"My whole team is basically French, so we have a wonderful relationship".

"I believe we have sometimes gone too far. It wouldn't be a big deal ... everything's fine, guys".

While Williams herself has said she is not offended by the change in dress code, many fans and ex-players are.

Daly, 52, turns back clock to share Czech Masters lead
He needs to win the tournament to move into an automatic qualifying place for the Ryder Cup with one event left after this week. I drove the ball really well. "There were so many pins that were flawless yardages for me - comfortable shots all day long".

Recommended News

  • Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow Evokes The Past With Future Tech

    Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow Evokes The Past With Future Tech

    The Vision EQ Silver Arrow is a one-seater vehicle designed in the same general shape as its record breaking W 125 auto from 1937. If Silver Arrow rings a bell, that's what Mercedes used to call its race cars from 1934 to 1939, as well as in 1954 and 1955.
    Here's the 2019 BMW Z4 M40i Up Close and Personal

    Here's the 2019 BMW Z4 M40i Up Close and Personal

    A more affordable variant with a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine in the 20i guise will be added to the line-up later. BMW has showcased the Z4 in the top-spec M40i variant First Edition and, for the first time ever, an M performance variant.
    Butina describes her United States  prison conditions as acceptable - father

    Butina describes her United States prison conditions as acceptable - father

    He says the text message exchange began after DK took Butina's auto for inspection in Russian Federation . She's been detained since her arrest by the Federal Bureau of Investigation last month.
  • Ant Financial, Tencent to Bolster Checks of Accounts Involved in Crypto Trading

    Ant Financial, Tencent to Bolster Checks of Accounts Involved in Crypto Trading

    Alipay is also planning to educate its users about the risks involved in cryptocurrency trading. Alipay isn't the only financial transaction firm that is monitoring online transactions.
    Oil prices move higher as Iran supply issue looms

    Oil prices move higher as Iran supply issue looms

    Hedge funds and other money managers cut their bullish wagers on USA crude futures to the lowest level since mid-June. Brent crude oil futures were at $75.19 per barrel at 0640 GMT, up 46 cents, or 0.6 percent, from their last close.
    Bugatti unveiled a new $5.8 million supercar and it's already sold out

    Bugatti unveiled a new $5.8 million supercar and it's already sold out

    The downforce is also boosted by the rear diffuser, which was designed for greater efficiency and accommodates four tailpipes. The top speed of the vehicle though is slower since the extra aero bits on the auto put a lot lot more stress on the tyres.
  • Return of big names bolsters U.S. Open men's draw

    Return of big names bolsters U.S. Open men's draw

    Another great moment of tennis when Arthur Ashe won his first, unforgettable Slam title, in front of his home-crowd. In fact, there isn't a single player in his entire half that Nadal would be particularly concerned about.
    You Can Now Run Windows 95 As A Windows Or Mac App

    You Can Now Run Windows 95 As A Windows Or Mac App

    Virtually every site would be hopelessly broken in a 23-year-old operating system browser. A developer has labored long and hard to bring back Windows 95 as an app .
    Response to DRC outbreak going well

    Response to DRC outbreak going well

    It is encircled by a feared Ugandan Islamist militia, the Allied Democratic Forces - a "dreaded" scenario, he said. About 500 healthcare workers have been vaccinated against Ebola, as have 600 children, Salama said.
  • Everton winger Bolasie joins Aston Villa on loan

    Everton winger Bolasie joins Aston Villa on loan

    The summer signings of Richarlison and Bernard means Bolasie has found himself further down the pecking order at Goodison Park. Aston Villa confirm that they have completed the season-long loan signing of Everton winger Yannick Bolasie .
    Game of Thrones' Final Season Likely to Debut Late

    Game of Thrones' Final Season Likely to Debut Late

    We're all eagerly anticipating season eight, big promises have been made and it's set to be a stonker of a send off for the show. Game of Thrones will return for its final season on HBO at some point in 2019. "I thought it'd be interesting to see", he said.
    Roy Hodgson warns ‘disgraceful’ Harry the Hornet over diving antics

    Roy Hodgson warns ‘disgraceful’ Harry the Hornet over diving antics

    Palace started the game brightly and Etienne Capoue was booked for catching Zaha inside the first five minutes. But Watford held on for the win as they remain the surprise package of the opening month of the season.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.