Serena Williams will no longer be allowed to wear her skin-tight black catsuit at the French Open.
Serena Williams Brings out the Black Panther Body Suit for the French Open https://t.co/9VHL62VYCS
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The French Tennis Federation president, Bernard Giudicelli, says the tournament that Williams has won three times is introducing a dress code to regulate players’ uniforms because “I think that sometimes we’ve gone too far.”
In an interview in Tennis magazine’s 500th edition, Giudicelli singled out the figure-hugging black suit that Williams wore this year at Roland Garros and said made her feel like a superhero.
He said Roland Garros’ new rules won’t be as strict as Wimbledon’s, which require that players wear white, but will “impose certain limits.”
Many player uniforms for 2019 have already been designed, but Giudicelli said the FFT will be asking manufacturers for an advance look at them. Serena pushes the evelope with her fashion, part of her appeal. She’s the one bringing eyeballs to the tournament, for the most part, so I think you let here wear whatever she wants, within reason. That’s why she makes the big bucks.
The highest-paid female athletes of 2018:
1. Serena Williams
2. Caroline Wozniacki
3. Sloane Stephenshttps://t.co/F78SXGpz8J pic.twitter.com/yviyRsA2Tj
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