Serena Williams banned from wearing black catsuit at French Open

French Open bans Serena Williams from wearing 'warrior princess' catsuit

Legendary tennis superstar, Serena Williams, has been banned from wearing her iconic skin-tight catsuit at the French Opens.

"When it comes to fashion", the 23-time Grand Slam champ said, "You don't want to be a repeat offender".

"I'm always living in a fantasy world".

Using the hashtag #getoffhercourt, celebrities such as Stephen Amell of Arrow, Shonda Rimes, and Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks, flocked to Twitter to defend Williams.

French Tennis Federation president Bernard Giudicelli on Friday said next year's French Open will be tough on athlete's dress code.

'I feel like if they know that some things are for health reasons, then there's no way that they wouldn't be okay with it, so I think it's fine, ' she said.

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- Simon Hedlin (@simonhedlin) August 25, 2018Another case of racism disguised as a "dress code".

The 23-time Grand Slam champion had said that it made her feel "like a warrior princess" and gave her "an opportunity to inspire a whole different group of unbelievable women and kids".

The minute-long video features footage of a nine-year-old Serena Williams practicing tennis with his father, Richard - spliced with footage of the adult Serena's crowning moments at the US Open.

"It's easy to play in, kind of aerodynamic with the one arm free", said Williams. He also described tennis as "an aggressive and powerful game" but one that also has "touch and finesse", the same descriptions he attributes to Williams.

Williams herself issued a relaxed response to the ban last week, saying that it was "no big deal". "So it'll be a while before this even has to come up again".

Serena Williams made a triumphant return to the US Open on Monday, opening her bid for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title with a 6-4, 6-0 first-round victory over Magda Linette. But I'm not. I work just as hard - harder actually. She could have ridden the wave of growing social media outrage to put pressure on the French Open to reconsider its rules, or at least write actual rules instead of literally casting itself as the fashion police.

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