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Converse under her ballgown for the royal wedding evening do, Serena Williams made a triumphant return to tennis at the French Open, nine months after the birth of her daughter. Known for shunning the standard-issue tennis dress, this time she really showed us how to stage a comeback with style (and utility), in a Nike catsuit which broke the attire rules with its dark block colour and lack of skirt ( god forbid). But the 36-year-old maintained her right to support her body and protect it from the blood clots that threatened her life during childbirth. ‘ This suit represents all the women who’ve been through a lot mentally, physically, with their body to come back and have confidence and believe in themselves,’ she said, after trouncing her opponent. ‘I call it my Wakanda-inspired catsuit [referencing the fictional nation at the heart of Marvel blockbuster, Black Panther]. ]. It’s my way of being a superhero.’ We all knew she was one anyway.
She’s back! Super Serena storms straight into Grand Slam tennis from maternity leave