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Serena Williams’ ‘Wakanda-Inspired Catsuit’ Is A Hit At French Open

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Serena Williams’ ‘Wakanda-Inspired Catsuit’ Is A Hit At French Open

By Ron Dicker via

The tennis star and new mom said her outfit was dedicated to women who have had tough pregnancies.


Serena Williams returned to Grand Slam tennis on Tuesday after maternity leave, turning heads at the French Open in what she called a “Wakanda-inspired catsuit.”

Williams said the outfit was designed to help prevent blood clots ― she faced near-deadly complications after giving birth to daughter Alexis Olympia on Sept. 1 and says she has had several clots in the last year. But the Nike sportswear also had a whimsical side.

It made her feel “like a warrior princess kind of, [a] queen from Wakanda,” she said, referring to the setting of the hit movie “Black Panther.”

I always wanted to be a superhero, and it’s kind of my way…


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