Serena Williams Makes Her Return To Tennis After Having Daughter Dressed In A Kickass Catsuit!
Women who return to work after having a baby, face a number of obstacles. Whether it’s having to juggle meetings with milk expressing or trying to find something to wear to the office post partum it can be tough and support is very much needed and appreciated! But what if your ‘office’ was the tennis court and you were none other than tennis legend Serena Williams! Well in that case you would put on the most kickass outfit you can muster and strut back on the tennis court like you own it!
Which is exactly what Williams did this week when she returned to tennis after giving birth to her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian. While facing Kristyna Pliskova in the first round of the 2018 French Open the new mum made an impact like no other.
The 36 year old appeared on court for the first time since the 2017 Australian Open dressed in a black spandex bodysuit by Nike which featured a red stripe across her stomach. It was bold and badass and exactly what we were hoping to see form the tennis champ and new mum!
I am absolutely living for Serena Williams’ bodysuit. The queen has returned.
— ⭐ amy o’connor ⭐ (@amyohconnor) May 29, 2018
Williams spoke about her unique look saying it was more than just a fashion statement – it was symbolic for all new mums.
“All the moms out there that had a tough pregnancy and have to come back and try to be fierce, in the middle of everything. That’s what this represents,” she said to journalist Jon Wertheim. “You can’t beat a cat suit, right?”
— John Thrasher (@jthrasher) May 29, 2018
You can say that agin! And people were quick to praise the champ by taking to social media to express their support.
Some superheroes wear capes.
Others wear black bodysuits.
We see you, @serenawilliams.
— Miami Open (@MiamiOpen) May 29, 2018
Due to a totally bizarre rule, the three-time French Open winner returned to the Grand Slam ranked number 453 even though she held the number one spot last year. The rule treats childbirth like an injury and therefore sets the players back a lot!
Following her return to grand slam tennis after having her baby girl, Serena Williams wears a full, skintight bodysuit & braids in her first match at the French Open. You can’t tell me she ain’t the GOAT #RG18 pic.twitter.com/YjJmEkcjz6
— Troy (@Troy_Official) May 29, 2018
Maria Sharapova, said she’d “like to see that rule changed” and that a woman should not be held back after becoming a mother.
Williams won her first match 7-6, 6-4 by the way and will move on to face Ashleigh Barty in the next round. We can’t wait to see her kick some ass yet again and hope she’ll do it in another amazing outfit too!
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