Serena Williams Wears Inspiring Catsuit at 2018 French Open

Serena Williams Wears Inspiring Catsuit at 2018 French Open

Serena Williams Wears Inspiring Catsuit at 2018 French Open

Williams called this one her "Wakanda" catsuit, referencing the movie "Black Panther", and it said was her catsuit, version 2.0.

The catsuit worn by Serena Williams for her French Open first-round match will help prevent blood clots from forming, according to the former world number one.

Williams, the 2002, 2013 and 2015 champion in Paris, was on Tuesday playing a claycourt match for the first time since she finished runner-up to Garbine Muguruza in the 2016 final in Paris.

Williams spoke candidly about how she "almost died" after giving birth to her daughter and admitted that her outfit was partially a nod to that.

But blessed with one of the sharpest tennis minds in the business, Barty's game plan will be to boss Williams from side to side in an attempt to exhaust the underdone grand slam colossus.

Then, perhaps questioning her own words as she heard them, she paused, before adding with a laugh: "I think deep down, we all know the answer to that".

Williams husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, who's known for his showing support in public ways, also shared some love for her catsuit by calling it a "superhero outfit".

The 36-year-old has returned to the Grand Slam stage at Roland Garros from maternity leave after the birth of daughter Junior last September.

"I can't believe how much went wrong on my way to meeting her".

"A lot of people have really reached out, because they have so many similar stories, too", she said. I always wanted to be a super hero, and it's kind of my way of being a super hero. The fear that I might not come back as strong as I was.

"And just coming back from the physical (challenges) of having a baby, at my age is never really easy".

"I'm just happy to win a match here, " Williams told the crowd in Court Philippe Chatrier. Barty managed to win 73 percent of her total service points and had just 17 unforced errors.

The very first game featured an ace at 181 kph and when it ended with Pliskova netting a backhand, the chair umpire intoned, "Jeu, Madame Williams", - French for "Game, Mrs Williams", a change from the "Mademoiselle" officials use for unmarried female players.

"The biggest difference is definitely I'm semi on time today", she said.

"I have been wearing trousers in general a lot when I play so I can keep the blood circulation going".

"But she's ny priority, and I work everything around her".

"Olympia needs a little sister, and then we can have a boy".

"What she's done to be able to get back, along with Vika (Azarenka), as well, and a lot of the other girls who are coming back after pregnancy is a pretty wonderful thing".

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