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Serena Williams banned from wearing catsuit at French Open

Former world no.1 tennis player Serena Williams has been banned from wearing catsuit or bodysuit at the French Open. The announcement was made by the French Tennis Federation president Bernard Giudicelli as he singled out Williams’ catsuit as an example of the kind of attire that will no longer be accepted as the tournament prepares to introduce new dress code rules.
Serena Williams first time wore the bodysuit when she returned to the Grand Slam scene at Roland Garros in May after giving birth to her daughter in September 2017.

The French federation president while talking to a tennis magazine said, “I think we sometimes went too far. The combination of Serena this year, for example, it will no longer be accepted. You have to respect the game and the place”.
The statement has made tennis fans furious and comments came pouring in on twitter. The former tennis star Billie Jean King also spoke in Serena’s favour, “The policing of women’s bodies must end. The “respect” that’s needed is for the exceptional talent @serenawilliams brings to the game. Criticizing what she wears to work is where the true disrespect lies.”


The 36 years old tennis player Serena Williams, who topped Forbes’ list of highest paid female athletes earlier this week, will be returning to the court next week at the US Open.

Saman Siddiqui

I am a freelance journalist, holding a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and an MS in Peace and Conflict Studies, associated with the electronic media industry since 2006 in various capacities. Here at OyeYeah, I cover a range of genres, from journalism to fiction to fashion, including reviews, and fact findings. 

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