Friday, 22 June, 2018

Why Serena Williams wore a catsuit to the French Open

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Domingo Copeland | 31 May, 2018, 21:05

Serena Williams attended the recent royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle rather than play in the Italian Open, an important clay-court tune-up for the French Open.

Serena Williams has spoken about her struggle with postnatal depression following the hard birth of her daughter.

"I have been wearing trousers in general a lot when I play so I can keep, you know, the blood circulation going".

"She's playing unbelievable, and she's had such an incredible year last year and this year as well", said the three-times French Open champion and former world No.1. Looking back, Williams is dumbfounded that she wanted to be so thin.

"So it is definitely a little functionality to it".

It was by far the most significant event of Day 3 at Roland Garros, even though there were so many other Grand Slam champions in action. Rafael Nadal finished off a rain-interrupted victory as he begins his try for a record-extending 11th French Open title. Aoyoma and Kato took it to the Williams sisters right from the opening point and the Americans needed to fight back to score a 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 win.

As a result of that embolism, her coughing also popped open her c-section wound - at which point they also found a large hematoma (also clotted blood) in her abdomen.

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"I have been wearing trousers in general a lot when I play so I can keep the blood circulation going". Dads are too, but I actually breast fed for a really, really, really long time, and so I just had this real connection with my daughter.

The singles victor between Barty and Williams will play either German 12th seed Julia Goerges or Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck on Saturday for a place in the last 16.

"I've been asked to put a skirt on over leggings many times". So I was just winging it in the last minute.

"Go Serena!" Williams said the suit was crucial for her health and well-being, claiming it prevented the return of blood clots which left her life in danger after she gave birth to daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian in September. "We designed it way before the movie, but still, it kind of reminds me of that".

Serena next faces No. 17 Ashleigh Barty, of Australia, in the second round at Roland Garros.

She also dedicated the look to all mothers recovering from tough pregnancies. While some had doubts about whether the new mom would return to the game at all, the Grand Slam queen proved her doubters wrong and made her comeback yesterday in the most epic way imaginable.

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