Serena's Catsuit Banned...So She Changed Her Wardrobe at the US Open

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Posted: Aug 30, 2018 12:15 PM
Serena's Catsuit Banned...So She Changed Her Wardrobe at the US Open

Tennis superstar Serena Williams wore a black catsuit at the French Open in May. She explained that the suit was designed to help prevent blood clots after her health scare following the birth of her daughter. The ensemble was a hit with her fans, but apparently not with French Open officials. Bernard Giudicelli, the president of the French Tennis Federation announced that the tournament would be banning catsuit ensembles from now on because players "must respect the game and the place.” 

In a unspoken, yet unmistakable response to the ban, Serena has been wearing tutus at this month's U.S. Open. It was a black tutu on Monday night, and a pink one on Wednesday night. She won both matches and her fans loved her trolling fashion statement.

Serena's fashion hasn't been the only wardrobe controversy at this year's U.S. Open. French tennis player Alize Cornet was penalized earlier this week for changing her shirt on the court. The umpire promptly punished her with a code violation because she had exposed part of her black sports bar. Cornet said she was only disturbed by the incident for about "10 seconds," but critics lashed out at the U.S. Open as sexist. That prompted the organization to issue a statement on its change of attire policy.

In other tennis news, Serena will face big sister Venus for the 30th time on Friday. That matchup is sure to provide not only some awesome fashion sense, but some awesome tennis, too.