Published: Thu, May 31, 2018
Sport | By Stuart Potter

Serena Williams’ Nike Bodysuit Was the Real Winner at the French Open

Serena Williams’ Nike Bodysuit Was the Real Winner at the French Open

"The Williams sisters are both very tall, with Serena listed as 5'9" and Venus is 6'1". She had almost as many unforced errors, 25, as winners, 29.

Serena Williams said she felt like a "superhero" in the black catsuit she wore during the 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 win over Kristyna Pliskova at the French Open.

"I call it, like, my Wakanda-inspired catsuit", Williams said. She will not want to leave early because she loves Paris.

"So it will be a really good, another good show for me".

Barty, who returned to circuit after an 18-month hiatus a year ago, can't wait to test Williams when the pair meet in the second round.

On the final episode of Being Serena, Serena Williams struggled physically after returning to full time tennis training.

Look, you would be hard-pressed to find anyone betting against Serena doing the unexpected because she's done it so often in her career', Courier told Reuters on Wednesday. "It definitely has little functionality to it. I have been wearing trousers in general a lot when I play so I can keep, you know, the blood circulation going".

Williams, who recently took time off to have a baby, also said that the catsuit made her feel like a superhero.

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Nerves surprisingly arose as the American attempted to serve out the match, surviving three break points, until she was handed a path to the next round when Pliskova netted on the second match point.

"I knew I was having a girl, because when I was playing tennis in the tournament, I didn't have one day of morning sickness, no symptoms". She backed out of the recent Madrid and Rome tournaments, saying she didn't think she was ready to play. And it's good for her, because it's hard for her to play with better players and everybody needs to be challenged as much as possible to improve. I feel like a lot of people don't talk about it. The fear that I might not come back as strong as I was.

Arriving on Philippe Chatrier Court in a black catsuit, offset with a pinkish-red waistband, Williams trailed 0/3 in the first-set tiebreaker.

The singles victor between Barty and Williams will play either German 12th seed Julia Goerges or Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck on Saturday for a place in the last 16.

"I was wondering if it was in the rules", the Czech said. "I think people need to talk about it more because it's nearly like the fourth trimester, it's part of the pregnancy", she says.

But blessed with one of the sharpest tennis minds in the business, Barty's game plan will be to boss Williams from side to side in an attempt to exhaust the underdone grand slam colossus. Serena hasn't lost in the second round of a grand slam since the 2014 French Open.

"Men don't go through the whole physical experience of becoming a parent", Azarenka said.

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