French Open says ‘Non!’ to Serena’s black catsuit

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Serena Williams' Black Panther inspired catsuit will be banned at the French Open.

"I think that sometimes we've gone too far", French Tennis Federation president Bernard Guidicelli said, citing recent sartorial decisions made by the three-time tournament champ in an interview for Tennis Magazine, according to The Associated Press.

Williams, who said she felt like a "warrior princess" in the outfit, insisted it was not a fashion statement but to help prevent blood clots. Giudicelli added, "It will no longer be accepted".

While the new rules won't be as strict as those at Wimbledon, they will "impose certain limits", according to Giudicelli.

The 23-time major victor reached the round of 16 at Roland Garros this year, but was forced to withdraw due to injury before her match with Maria Sharapova.

Williams did reportedly have a practical cause for the catsuit.

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"It feels like this suit represents all the women that have been through a lot mentally, physically, with their body to come back and have confidence and to believe in themselves", Williams said from Paris this past June, following her major win since the birth of her daughter. "I'm always living in a fantasy world".

"I've had a lot of problems with my blood clots, god I don't know how many I've had in the past 12 months", she said at the May news conference.

Williams donned the Nike sportswear future-like onesie at Roland Garros, where she made the round of 16 in her first Grand Slam since giving birth last September. "We designed it way before the movie but still, it kind of reminds me of that". When American tennis player Anne White wore a white bodysuit for Wimbledon in 1995, she was told by officials not to wear the suit again.

Design: Williams is about to return to the US Open next week.

Well, turns out it's been banned from future French Open tournaments.

'Please explain how this catsuit is disrespectful?' another person asked.

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