Serena Williams owned the court when she wore a black catsuit at this year’s French Open. She partially chose this particular outfit because it limits the risk of blood clots, which she’s had scary experiences with many times now throughout her life and career.
Also, she came back in action after several months due to her pregnancy, which included various complications, especially after the childbirth. Hence, wearing the catsuit only seemed prudent.
In an interview for Tennis Magazine’s 500th interview, French Tennis Federation president Bernard Giudicelli announced the Open will be introducing a new, more restrictive dress code moving forward. He explained this decision by saying ‘’I think that sometimes we’ve gone too far” and “[the catsuit] will no longer be accepted. One must respect the game and the place.’’
This decision did not go down well with the fan and supporters. Here is how twitter reacted to the announcement.