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Serena Williams wore a superhero catsuit for her Grand Slam return and dedicated her win to new mams

Some woman for one woman.

SHE’S BACK!

Serena Williams wore a black ‘superhero’ catsuit for her Grand Slam return following the birth of her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr in September.

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The star, 36, beat Kristyna Pliskova 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 at the French Open in her first Grand Slam appearance since welcoming Alexis, dedicating the win to mothers who struggled with their recovery post-pregnancy.

In February, Williams revealed she nearly died after giving birth and following her victory on Tuesday she said the eye-catching black catsuit she wore on court was for practical as well as stylistic reasons.

The costume – which included a pink belt – helped her cope with the issue of blood clots, which nearly proved fatal in childbirth.

Speaking about the outfit, Williams said: “I feel like a warrior in it, like a warrior princess, kind of.

I’m always living in a fantasy world. I always wanted to be a superhero, and it’s kind of my way of being a superhero. I feel like a super-hero when I wear it.”

Husband Alexis was also rooting for her on Twitter:

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Moral of the story – women are class.

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