"I believe we have sometimes gone too far", French Tennis Federation president, Bernard Giudicelli said.
For the stylish 23-time Grand Slam champion's first match of the 2018 U.S. Open, Williams sported a one-shoulder black athletic tennis dress with a ballerina-esque tutu skirt.
The dress, designed by Louis Vuitton menswear artistic director Virgil Abloh, one of the hottest names in fashion, for Nike, was the culmination of a ideal public relations campaign in the past week for Williams' long-time clothing sponsor.
Serena Williams was not the first to wear a catsuit - Anne White (right) wore a similar suit at Wimbledon 1985. There can never be another Serena Williams!
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Cape Town - Serena Williams has confirmed she will not be celebrating daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr's first birthday due to the tennis ace's Jehovah's Witness beliefs, according to the Daily Mail. "Out of all the players it's been proven I'm the one getting tested the most". Health benefits aside, Williams said the outfit made her feel like a "Warrior Princess" on the court.
Iconic tennis star Billie Jean King was also in attendance and weighed in on the catsuit debate with some stern words for those who are attempting to decide how Williams looks on the tennis court. She by no device confronted a fracture level on her private support and took neutral correct thing about four of six fracture sides Linette equipped."I believed it changed into a merely match", Williams stated.
"But I got through it", Williams said, "and I get to go back and see her".
Regardless of what the Giudicelli says, fans took to Twitter defending Serena and showing love for the black tennis tutu.
Serena emerged from the tunnel at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday night carrying the portfolio of greatness accumulated in the interim, yet her opening match was tinged with some of the same uncertainty she must have felt in her New York City debut in 1998.
Two-time Australian Open champion, Victoria Azarenka who is playing for the first time since the birth of her son, Leo battled to a 6-3 7-5 victory over Viktoria Kuzmova.