Last week, French Open president Bernard Guidicelli didn’t like the all-black catsuit Serena had worn in her match.

In fact, the pomp was real when, in a show of hoity toity superiority, he told Tennis Magazine that he would ban her from wearing that outfit next year.

He said:

Serena’s outfit this year, for example, would no longer be accepted.

You have to respect the game and the place.

Um, which part of Williams’ all-black ensemble is supposed to be disrespectful?

Fans have speculated that the president was body shaming Serena, others accused him of bizarrely policing her attire – so miniskirt is a yes but bodysuit is a hard no?

Nike waded into it, too.


After the match, Williams said the suit was functional and helped with blood clots she developed after giving birth.

The mother-of-one received the feedback and responded accordingly.

Serena won the first US open match. In a tutu.

Designed by Louis Vuitton's Virgil Abloh. Of course.

(Picture: Don EMMERT / AFP)

A cute, black tutu.

(Picture: Don EMMERT / AFP)

This is peak petty and we're here for it.

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