Buzz Bulletin: It’s All About Serena

By: Whitney Carroll McKinnon
Posted: August 29, 2018

In case you’d forgotten, I’m here to remind you that Serena Williams is queen.

This week, Serena found herself in the middle of not one, but two major stories surrounding her fashion choices.

Remember the black catsuit she wore to this year’s French Open? The president of the French Tennis Association does.

After Serena rocked this Black Panther-inspired look on the clay at the French Open, president Bernard Giudicelli announced that in future tournaments, catsuits would no longer be considered acceptable sportswear.

In Williams’ case, the offending catsuit was worn as a medical preventative measure. Serena has a history of developing dangerous blood clots, which created life-threatening complications during and following the birth of her daughter (who turns one on Saturday).  The form-fitting Nike catsuit was chosen to reduce the risk of clotting.

However, that doesn’t matter to Giudicelli.

“One must respect the game and the place,” said the French tennis boss.

Tennis fans everywhere were immediately enraged by what many perceived to be a racist and sexist policy.

Even tennis legend Billie Jean King weighed in.

How did Serena handle it?

First, she cracked a joke about the issue in a press conference.

Then, she won her first match at the U.S. Open in a one-shouldered black tutu, because Serena does what she wants.

The tutu was custom created by Louis Vuitton designer Virgil Abloh, and Serena supplemented her look with a pair of white Nike sneakers and fishnet compression tights.

Slay, Queen.


Media credit: Sporting News, Twitter, Harper’s Bazaar

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