Serena Williams made a knockout return to court at the French Open, some nine months after giving birth to her daughter and 16 months since her last match. But as Williams beat Kristyna Pliskova in straight sets, fans were even more excited about what she was wearing.
Williams’ Nike bodysuit stole the show. The suit, which Williams called the “catsuit — the new version, 2.0” in reference to a previous bodysuit worn at the 2002 U.S. Open, is a sleek black affair with a red waistband and Nike branding on the chest.
Taking to Twitter, the 23-time grand slam winner acknowledged the suit was, “For all the moms out there who had a tough recovery from pregnancy,” adding, “If I can do it, so can you.”
Catsuit anyone? For all the moms out there who had a tough recovery from pregnancy—here you go. If I can do it, so can you. Love you all!! pic.twitter.com/xXb3BKDGNF
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) May 29, 2018
As you can imagine, waves of support flooded in, with users likening her “Wakanda-inspired” (in Williams’ own words) outfit to that of a superhero and proclaiming her the G.O.A.T. — which, let’s be honest, she probably is. Check out some reactions below.
Goodbye world. I am dead. Serena Williams wears a body suit at the #FrenchOpen. pic.twitter.com/gaf1dARkoT
— John Thrasher (@jthrasher) May 29, 2018
The catsuit is back and it’s having my queen looking like a superhero! 🙌🏾 #slay @serenawilliams #FrenchOpen2018 #RolandGarros pic.twitter.com/PKYFNHMq5E
— Jason Collins (@jasoncollins98) May 29, 2018
Following her return to grand slam tennis after having her baby girl, Serena Williams wears a full, skintight bodysuit & braids in her first match at the French Open. You can’t tell me she ain’t the GOAT #RG18 pic.twitter.com/YjJmEkcjz6
— Troy (@Troy_Official) May 29, 2018
Remember when Serena Williams tweeted this picture back in 2011? The catsuit is back! #RG18 pic.twitter.com/xKdJzDUnig
— Nikhila (@kokudum) May 29, 2018
Serena Williams came to @rolandgarros dressed as a super hero and I am ALL ABOUT IT. pic.twitter.com/soSeKs3jb1
— Kedzie Teller (@Kedz) May 29, 2018
Serena Williams outfit for Roland Garros 2018 #RG18 😂 pic.twitter.com/qQbuFMh4Ia
— Sergio Cáez (@Sergiocaez) May 29, 2018
Some superheroes wear capes.
Others wear black bodysuits.
We see you, @serenawilliams.
— Miami Open (@MiamiOpen) May 29, 2018
Serena Williams.. after 1st rd win at French Open.. on her bodysuit:
"It feels like this suit represents all the women that have been through a lot mentally, physically with their body to come back and have confidence and to believe in themselves."👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/HQLug0XhdO
— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) May 29, 2018
What are your thoughts on Williams’ latest bodysuit? And is she the G.O.A.T.? Drop a line in the comments below.
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