Published: Sat, September 01, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Dream Big: Nike "Voice of Belief" Film Celebrates Serena Williams

Dream Big: Nike

One person posted on social media: "Serena Williams was told she wasn't allowed to wear her Black Panther catsuit back to the French Open because she had to "respect the game".

According to The Telegraph, Mr Giudicelli said: "Serena's outfit this year, for example, would no longer be accepted".

"Since You've Been Gone", one of singer/songwriter Kelly Clarkson's hits, could have applied to Serena Williams absence past year at the US Open.

First, there was controversy over the black Nike catsuit Williams wore at Roland Garros, which prompted officials to introduce a dress code for the first time in Paris next year.

Speaking at a press conference at the US Open, Serena was asked whether she had thought about how she would celebrate Olympia's first birthday.

Serena Williams doesn't need a superhero suit to show off her skills.

Naturally, Williams said "of course!"

Williams, who counts six US Open titles among her 23 Grand Slams, can match Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 majors with another title at Flushing Meadows.

For her U.S. Open debut this week - which ended in a Serena Williams victory, natch - the tennis champion wore an Off-White x Nike tutu designed by Louis Vuitton Menswear's artistic director and Off-White founder Virgil Abloh.

Andy Murray was a victor in his return to Grand Slam tennis, beating James Duckworth 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 in the first round of the U.S. Open.

The new ruling sparked an outcry among Williams' fans, but the champ herself, who suffered life-threatening blood clots after giving birth to daughter Olympia previous year, took it in stride. Her serve and forehand combine effectively and she will need them both to be working well if she is to trouble Williams. It was a great first-round match. "It's easy to play in". Magda, she's this kind of fighter.

Williams came into this week in what amounts to a real slump for her, with losses in three of her past four matches. "I think overall I had a little shaky start, but I got into it".

As Halep pondered why she has been unable to produce her best tennis in NY - a semifinal run in 2015 notwithstanding - big-hitting Kanepi was feeling right at home in the Big Apple.

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