French Open won’t let Serena Williams wear catsuit
New rules at the French Open will prevent Serena Williams from wearing her skin-tight black catsuit next year.
In an interview with France’s Tennis Magazine, French Tennis Federation President Bernard Giudicelli said the tournament is introducing a dress code because “sometimes we’ve gone too far.”
He singled out the figure-hugging black suit that Williams wore this year. The three-time French Open champion had said the outfit made her feel like a superhero straight out of “Black Panther.”
“It will no longer be accepted,” Giudicelli said. “One must respect the game and the place.”
Without going into specifics, Giudicelli said the tournament would “impose certain limits” but would not go as far as Wimbledon, which requires players to wear all-white.
The 23-time major winner reached the round of 16 at Roland Garros this year, but was forced to withdraw due to injury before her match with Maria Sharapova.