Serena Williams Speaks Out On Deeper Meaning Behind French Open ‘Cat Suit’
Serena Williams’ triumphant return to Grand Slam action caused quite a stir on Tuesday, with her outfit – as well her performance – catching the eye.
The 23-time major winner won her first-round match against Kristyna Pliskova in straight sets to advance to the next stage and she did it dressed in the most memorable tournament attire seen thus far at Roland Garros.
Williams wore what was described by her as a ‘cat suit’ – a black outfit with a red belt.
Showing off her fine figure after returning from pregnancy, Super Serena lived up to her nickname.
After the match, Williams revealed that she felt like a ‘warrior princess’ in the suit – but pointed out there was a deeper meaning behind the Nike outfit.
‘As for the cat suit, the new version, 2.0, it’s cool,’ she smiled.
‘I call it like my Wakanda-inspired cat suit. It’s really fun. Although we designed it way before the movie, but still, it kind of reminds me of that.
‘It was comfortable. I tried it on a couple of times before. Hadn’t tried it on in a long time, like, over a month. So I was just winging it in the last minute.
‘I feel like a warrior in it, like a warrior princess kind of, queen from Wakanda maybe. I’m always living in a fantasy world. I always wanted to be a super hero, and it’s kind of my way of being a super hero. I feel like a super hero when I wear it.
‘It’s not easy to come back with everything I have been through, and like I was saying earlier, there has been so many other women that have been through the same thing, and we just don’t
talk about it.
‘So no one really knows about it, but now that we have that platform and now that we are talking about it, I am vocal about it.
‘Yeah, it feels like this suit represents all the women that have been through a lot mentally, physically with their body to come back and have confidence and to believe in themselves.
‘I definitely feel like it is an opportunity for me to inspire a whole different group of amazing women and kids. It just kind of expands that, and I really, really embrace it.’
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