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    The US tennis player, who recently defeated her long-time rival Maria Sharapova at one of tennis’ major tournaments, already has a history of debatable outfit choices on the court. One of them, the notorious catsuit, was even slammed by the organisers of Roland Garros (French Open) in 2017. Nevertheless, she opted for what might seem like its shorter version this time.

    Even though Serena Williams, who has been storming top tennis tournaments after becoming a mom, destroyed Russian ace and her archenemy Maria Sharapova in two sets, 6-1, 6-1, it was the 37-year-old’s outfit that drew particular attention online.

    The American tennis star, known for her powerful physique, started her quest for a record-breaking 24th Grand Slam title in a black body-tight and extra-short jumpsuit, prompting debates online. The outfit was dubbed “embarrassing” and prompted users to call for a dress code at the US Open like at some other Grand Slam tennis tournaments.

    ​Many pointed out that such outfits do not fit her phenomenal sports achievements.

    ​One commenter pointed out that such a wardrobe choice would get her in trouble at the French Open.

    ​Many, on the contrary, praised her bold selection.

    ​Serena Williams has made daring jumpsuits her thing, prompting heated debates with some of her choices for the court. Earlier this year, at the 2019 Australian Open, Serena Williams' tight green jumpsuit with fishnet stockings, dubbed the “Serena-tard” and showing off all her curves, might have stolen her thunder and triggered an online-storm.

    While Melbourne’s bosses did not voice any particular reproach, the organisers of the Grand Slam tournament in the world’s fashion centre, Paris, seemed less tolerant. Her 2017 French Open black cat-suit was slammed by French Tennis Federation President Bernard Giudicelli, saying that it would no longer be accepted as one has “to respect the game and the place”.



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