Iran's ex-president tweets in defense of Serena Williams' catsuit drama

Serena Williams wore powerful black bodysuit at French Open earlier this year

Serena Williams wore powerful black bodysuit at French Open earlier this year

But after French Open organizers ruled out a repeat of the black catsuit she wore in Paris for next year, all eyes were on what the 23-time grand slam singles champion would be wearing at Flushing Meadows.

Williams says the Black Panther-style catsuit made her feel like a "warrior princess".

The [French Federation] president, he's been really awesome. I'm sure we would come to an understanding and everything will be okay. He also described tennis as "an aggressive and powerful game" but one that also has "touch and finesse", the same descriptions he attributes to Williams.

The remarks drew a huge uproar on social media with many criticising the French Tennis head for his allegedly racist remarks.

Linette proved to be a pesky challenger in the first set, but was completely outmatched against an utterly dominant Williams in the second set.

Williams wore the Nike-designed skin-tight outfit because it protects against blood clots. Will it, for instance, require all white as Wimbledon has for years?

And the high fashion tutu did nothing to detract from her game, with Williams winning 6-4 6-0 against Linette. One of her biggest supporters, her team at Nike, released the following graphic in response to the new dress code.

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Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tweeted his support of Serena Williams on Monday, after the French Open moved to ban her catsuit.

Giudicelli pointed to Williams' catsuit, explaining that it "will no longer be accepted", according to the Associated Press.

A dress code will be implemented going forward because "I think that sometimes we've gone too far".

- Mangy Jay (@magi_jay) August 24, 2018Just ridiculous.

There is no hyperbole that can do justice to the achievements of Serena Williams as an athlete. This comes down to what they feel is "acceptable" on a tennis court.

If all this makes you angry, you're not alone.

Serena rocked up to the court like the superstar she is in an Abloh-designed leather jacket, and finished the look with NikeCourt Flare trainers and fishnet compression tights created to help circulation and avoid blood clots. Because the French Open doesn't like how it looks.

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