New report have it that Tennis champion Serena Williams will no longer be allowed to wear her “Blank Panther” inspired catsuit. Williams has been banned o wear the outfit at the French Open in future.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion had eyes popping when she donned the outfit when she made her return to Grand Slam tennis this year at Roland Garros, following the birth of her first child in 2017.
Serena snagged a 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 win over Kristyna Pliskova in May.
In an interview, the president of the French Tennis Association’s president Bernard Giudicelli said that the tournament will now have a dress code because he believes “sometimes we’ve gone too far.”
On Williams’ bodysuit, he said it “will no longer be accepted.”
“One must respect the game and the place,” Giudicelli said, adding that while the French Open will “impose certain limits,” its rules won’t be as strict as Wimbledon’s where players must wear all white.