Serena Williams’ Nike Black Catsuit Is Banned From the French Open

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

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Tennis superstar Serena Williams has been banned from wearing her Nike black catsuit at next year’s French Open.

According to ESPN, French Tennis Federation president, Bernard Giudicelli, says the tournament will be introducing a dress code because, “I think that sometimes we’ve gone too far.” The comment is sourced in an interview for Tennis Magazine‘s 500th edition. He continued, referring to Williams’ black catsuit, “It will no longer be accepted. One must respect the game and the place.”

Giudicelli continued by stating they will be looking at players’ uniforms ahead of the tournament to ensure they are in line with the new rules, however they won’t be as strict as Wimbledon, which requires players to wear all-white. Head over to ESPN for the full story.

Williams first donned the Nike bodysuit back in May following the birth of her daughter. On that outfit Williams stated, “I feel like a warrior in it, like a warrior princess kind of, [a] queen from Wakanda. 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 superhero when I wear it.”

The French Open is scheduled to take place between May 26, 2019 to June 9, 2019. In the meantime, take a look at Internet reactions below.

In related sports news, Nike displays large Cristiano Ronaldo ad ahead of his Juventus home debut.

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