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Serena Williams has been playing tennis in a tutu after she was told she shouldn't wear a catsuit

The president of the French Open said he will ban Serena’s catsuit next year.
Aug 31st 2018, 9:11 AM 48,894 1

France Tennis French Open Williams Catsuit Source: Michel Euler

YOU MAY HAVE heard some of the recent controversy surrounding the attire Serena Williams has been wearing while playing tennis. 

Last week, French Open president Bernard Giudicelli told Tennis Magazine that he plans to introduce a dress code to regulate players’ uniforms as he believes that Serena Williams’ black catsuit has taken things ‘too far’. 

Imago 20180524 Bernard Giudicelli Source: Imago/PA Images

Giudicelli made his comments with no regard for the fact that Serena’s catsuit was specially designed as a compression suit, to help decrease the chances that she will develop blood clots, as she has come close to death with pulmonary embolisms more than once. 

The French Open president said that he hopes to have the outfit banned next year.

It will no longer be accepted. One must respect the game and the place. 

Many of the uniforms for the 2019 French Open have already been designed, but Giudicelli said that the Fédération Française de Tennis will be asking manufacturers for a look at the outfits in advance of the competition. 

Nike, who designed the bodysuit, have come out in support of Williams following the announcement. 

However, Serena reacted to the whole situation brilliantly. 

If a catsuit isn’t acceptable, then she’s just going to walk out to the court at the US Open in a tutu designed by Louis Vuitton’s Virgil Abloh

US Open Tennis Source: Jason DeCrow

US Open Tennis Source: Julio Cortez

And of course, she won the game, even while wearing a tutu.

Vogue editor Anna Wintour has even been coming out to see Serena play in her new tutu.

NY: Celebrity Sightings At 2018 US Open -Day 3 Source: SIPA USA/PA Images

In yesterday’s game against Carina Witthoeft, Serena decided to show up in a lavender tutu, and once again, smashed it. 

Tennis: US Open Source: SIPA USA/PA Images

Tennis: US Open Source: SIPA USA/PA Images

An aspirational level of pettiness. 

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