As much as I respect Serena, I agree with the French Open’s decision to ban Catsuit-type clothing. The suit diminished the sport itself, promoting Serena and individualism instead. If you want to play tennis, then play tennis and respect the tournament, there’s no need for theatrics or the wearing of apparel that screams sex or ‘superhero’. The superhero qualities come from what players do on court, not from the skimpy, skin-tight outfit they wear. There must be other clothing styles Serena can wear that will do as good if not better a job at promoting good blood flow and prevent potential blood clots.
The French Tennis Federation’s president reportedly said attire like Williams’ Wakanda-inspired outfit will no longer be accepted. “I think that sometimes we’ve gone too far,” he declared.(Image credit: Fred Lee/Getty Images)