Tennis great Serena Williams wowed fans Monday at the U.S. Open in New York, wearing a shortened version of the black bodysuit she wore at the French Open last year that was later banned by officials for being too daring.
The fashion-forward champion beat former No. 1 Maria Sharapova, 6-1, 6-1, in under an hour at the Open in Queens.
Fans loved her shorter suit and style.
The catsuit is BACK. 😼👏@SerenaWilliams holds for a 2-1 lead over Sharapova.#USOpen pic.twitter.com/tqNGKavLY1— Tennis Channel (@TennisChannel) August 27, 2019
I want 2 go on the record 2 say if Serena Williams outfit isn't trending it should be 😍😍😍 #USOpen2019 pic.twitter.com/Ps4NVHNxEz— Erskine Edwards (@ErkdaRasta) August 27, 2019
Serena: of course I’m not mad the French Open banned my outfit— it’s ya girl, Ari (@ari_raid) August 26, 2019
Serena: *shows up to the US Open in a newer, shorter catsuit*
She’s an icon in every way. #USOpen
@serenawilliams: 2002 v. 2019! The evolution of the catsuit. All hail Queen Serena! #USOpen #USOpen2019 pic.twitter.com/bGcPkuaQ6j— Donald Hughes (@donaldhughes) August 27, 2019
Last May, she talked to reporters at a press conference about the inspiration for the catsuit at the French Open.
"I feel like a warrior in it, a warrior princess … from Wakanda, maybe," she said, according to NPR, referencing the blockbuster movie "Black Panther." "I've always wanted to be a superhero, and it's kind of my way of being a superhero."
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