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Serena Williams can no longer wear her Catsuit as French Open Changes Rules



PARIS, FRANCE – MAY 29: Serena Williams of USA celebrates her first round victory during Day Three of the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros on May 29, 2018 in Paris, France.

Tennis Champion Serena Williams can no longer wear her skin-tight black catsuit at French Open as it is introducing a dress code to regulate players’ uniform.

French Tennis Federation president, Bernard Giudicelli made this known in an interview in Tennis Magazine’s 500th edition, according to ESPN.

The regulation is important because “I think that sometimes we’ve gone too far,” Giudicelli said.

Giudicelli singled out Williams’ outfit at this year’s Roland Garros and said: ”It will no longer be accepted. One must respect the game and the place.”

Williams had said the catsuit improved blood circulation and made her feel like a superhero. Serena was plagued with blood clots after birthing her daughter last September.

Roland Garros’ new rules won’t be as strict as Wimbledon’s, which require that players wear white, but will ”impose certain limits,” Giudicelli said.

Giudicelli said that the federation will be asking manufacturers for an advance look at players’ already designed outfits for the tournament.

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  1. Cece

    August 26, 2018 at 2:23 am

    Lily-livered French people, forever intimidated by strong black people. #hanginthereSerena

  2. Cocoa

    August 26, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Now French people are intimidated by black people? Then you people complain about racism.

    • Anon

      August 26, 2018 at 3:31 pm

      I think the operative word is strong. Ask their footballers, runners, basketball players, tennis players, musicians and so on. There’s some history of intimidation there.

    • Dayo

      August 27, 2018 at 9:28 am

      @Cocoa, are you saying that self-perceived ‘intimidation’ justifies racism? SMH

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