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Serena Williams banned from wearing iconic skin-tight catsuit at French Open (photos)

Serena Williams banned from wearing iconic skin-tight catsuit at French Open (photos)

- Serena Williams first wore the bodysuit when she returned to the Grand Slam scene at Roland Garros in May

- This happened months after giving birth to her daughter in September 2017

- Williams revealed the catsuit made her feel like a "warrior" and a "super-hero"

Legendary tennis superstar, Serena Williams, has been banned from wearing her iconic skin-tight catsuit at the French Opens.

The former world number one first wore the 'Black Panther' bodysuit during her return to the Grand Slam scene at Roland Garros in May, months after giving birth to her daughter in September 2017.

Williams went on to claim victory over Kristyna Pliskova in the first round of the French Open, with the 36-year old revealing the catsuit made her feel like a ‘warrior’ and a ‘super-hero’.

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"I'm always living in a fantasy world. I always wanted to be a super-hero, and it's kind of my way of being a super-hero," she observed of the outfit.

However, French Tennis Federation president Bernard Giudicelli is of a different opinion after singling out Williams' outfit as an example of the kind of dress-code the federation will no longer accept.

Giudicelli went on to urge tennis players 'to respect the game,' with reports indicating there are plans to introduce new and specific dress code rules.

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Tennis superstar Serena Williams banned from wearing iconic skin-tight catsuit at French Open

Serena Williams first wore her catsuit at the French Open (Picture: Getty)

He said: "The combination of Serena this year, for example, it will no longer be accepted. You have to respect the game and the place."

Williams is said to have experienced complications during the birth of her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr, something that prompted the tennis player to don catsuits.

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She once revealed: "I have been wearing pants in general a lot when I play, so I can keep the blood circulation going. It's a fun suit but it's also functional, so I can be able to play without any problems."

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