icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

Catsuit out, zebra print in: Will Serena Williams' outfit shock at Roland Garros again?

Catsuit out, zebra print in: Will Serena Williams' outfit shock at Roland Garros again?
US tennis star Serena Williams has revealed her new look for The French Open, swapping her famous catsuit which caused a stir last year for a newly-introduced zebra-style outfit designed by Nike.

The 37-year-old posted images of her new sports kit on Sunday, just one day before her first-round clash against the unseeded Vitalia Dyachenko of Russia.

READ MORE: Russian teen Potapova stuns Wimbledon champ Kerber in first round of French Open

Let the Roland Garros begin. Here is my French Open look,” Williams wrote, revealing the new outfit for the second Grand Slam tournament of the season.

The costume was met with mixed reactions on social media. “It’s beautiful, but what are you wearing on the court?” one fan quipped, while others poked fun at the outfit's length and unpractical look, joking, “You intend to play with this on?” and “Amazing, it sweeps the court while you are playing!

Last year, Williams' ‘Black-Panther’ inspired tight bodysuit was severely criticized by the French Tennis Federation president, Bernard Giudicelli, who promised to toughen up Roland Garros’ dress code prohibiting shape-hugging kits.

RT

I believe we have sometimes gone too far. Serena’s outfit, for example, would no longer be accepted. You have to respect the game and the place,” Giudicelli said last year.

The 23-Grand Slam winner stressed that the full-length black suit was aimed to prevent blood clots, a major health issue which Williams suffered from after giving birth to her daughter.

Dear readers and commenters,

We have implemented a new engine for our comment section. We hope the transition goes smoothly for all of you. Unfortunately, the comments made before the change have been lost due to a technical problem. We are working on restoring them, and hoping to see you fill up the comment section with new ones. You should still be able to log in to comment using your social-media profiles, but if you signed up under an RT profile before, you are invited to create a new profile with the new commenting system.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and looking forward to your future comments,

RT Team.

Podcasts