French Open Bans Serena Williams’ Catsuit, Enforces New Dress Code

Tennis Champion Serena Williams‘ is being singled out again. The hot body-hugging catsuit she wore at the French Open in March will be banned next year.

Serena Williams

Many fans raved about the Black Nike slim-fitting catsuit Williams wore to the tournament, but the French Tennis Federation president Bernard Giudicelli thought otherwise. In an interview with Tennis Magazine, Guiddicelli explained that there will be a new dress code for the tournament. “I think that sometimes we’ve gone too far,” he said.

The French Tennis Federation president argued that the outfit showed a lack of respect for the sport and the arena. “It will no longer be accepted. One must respect the game and the place,” he said.

Williams picked that suit because, “I’m always living in a fantasy world…I always wanted to be a superhero, and it’s kind of my way of being a superhero.” She continued and said, “It’s a fun suit..but it’s also functional so I can be able to play without any problems.”

This is the latest incident where the tennis star has been “singled out.” Last month the new mother took to Twitter to express outrage about being forced to take multiple drug tests in comparison to her peers. She tweeted, “…and it’s that time of the day to get ‘randomly’ drug tested and only test Serena. Out of all the players it’s been proven I’m the one getting tested the most. Discrimination? I think so. At least I’ll be keeping the sport clean #StayPositive.”

The US Anti-Doping Agency did indeed report that Williams was tested five times this year, her sister Venus Williams was tested twice, other tennis players such as Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens have only been tested once.

Women’s Tennis Association CEO Steve Simon told Deadspin about his conversation with the athlete and said, “She shared with me some concerns and questions she had about an out-of-competition drug test.”

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