Serena Williams, the champion mother is back and how! Also Read - Australian Open 2021 Delayed Due to COVID-19, Set to Begin From February 8 in Melbourne: ATP
Hitting the court after a hiatus of 2 years following her motherhood, she looked in red-hot form. She locked horns with the lesser-experienced opponent Kristyna Pliskova. It was a walk in the park for the younger Williams, who won 7-6(4) 6-4. It was a dominating performance by Serena, who played her first slam since 2016. Also Read - French Open 2020: Rafael Nadal on Novak Djokovic Surpassing Roger Federer's Record | WATCH
She was spotted wearing a specially designed ‘Catsuit’. It is a rare site on a tennis court to see a player wear a skin-tight suit. Also Read - French Open 2020 Final: Chris Evert Calls Out Novak Djokovic For 'Rivalry With Rafael Nadal Biggest in Sport' Comment
But do you know the reason behind the champion donning the outfit?
She wore the outfit as she is suffering from blot clot issues. In the post-match interview, she spoke of the outfit and said (on a lighter note), “I feel like a warrior in it, like a warrior princess kind of, queen from Wakanda maybe. I’m always living in a fantasy world. I always wanted to be a superhero, and it’s kind of my way of being a superhero. I feel like a superhero when I wear it”.
Speaking on a same, she highlighted the real reason behind wearing a specially designed outfit, she said, ” I had a lot of problems with my blood clots, and, God, I don’t know how many I have had in the past 12 months. So it is definitely a little functionality to it. I have been wearing pants in general a lot when I play so I can keep, you know, the blood circulation going. It’s a fun suit, but it’s also functional so I can be able to play without any problems.”
Just to remind you, Serena came unseeded in 2007 Australian Open and she won the title. Similarly, this year she enters the French Open unseeded, so will history repeat itself?