O Monday, Serena Williams’ fashion statement in first-round play at the French Open made plenty of headlines.

Shortly before posting a first-round win over Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia, Williams debuted her latest apparel designed for her by Virgil Abloh in partnership with Nike.


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Let the Roland Garros begin. Here is my French Open look designed by @virgilabloh and @nike.

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This coming a year after her black compression-material catsuit caused controversy, the outfit drew criticism from French tennis officials that resulted in backlash and support for Williams.

Williams did not sport a full gown when she walked out onto Court Philippe Chatrier on Monday, but a scaled-down version with the words “mother, champion, queen and goddess” in French as part of the print.

As for Monday’s match against Diatchenko, Williams got off to a slow start, committing 14 unforced errors before dropping the first set 2-6.

Williams quickly regrouped during the break, overwhelming the 28-year old Russian in the second set 6-1.

The three-time French Open champion shutted out Diatchenko in the third set 6-0 to cap the 90-minute victory.

Look good, play good! 

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