Serena Williams banned from wearing black catsuit at French Open

The French Open is adjusting its uniform policy in a way that will impact what Serena Williams wears on the court at future editions of the major tournament event.

"I think that sometimes we've gone too far", was French Tennis Federation president Bernard Giudicelli's explanation - or attempt at an explanation.

Specifically, Williams' all-black, form-fitting shirt and leggings combination "will no longer be accepted", according to Guidicelli. "One must respect the game and place". We designed it way before the movie, but still, it kind of reminds me of that.

Commentators immediately accused Giudicelli of disrespecting Williams.

Serena Williams has downplayed any idea of friction between herself and the French Tennis Federation, on Saturday, after the catsuit was banned by the Federation.

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But the catsuit question was the first she faced. Didn't Anne White wear a white catsuit during Wimbledon? 2.

"It feels like this suit represents all the women that have been through a lot mentally, physically, with their body to come back and have confidence and to believe in themselves", she said.

"I wear tights that keep everything going with my blood", Williams said.

The sartorial experiments are just another part of a life transformed for Williams.

Williams has an apparel endorsement deal with Nike, and it was Nike who outfitted her in the bodysuit.

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But she warned that the mellowing influence of motherhood only goes so far.

She also said she spoke with Giudicelli on Friday after the announcement. "It's very hard to describe. So I think it made me more confident and maybe more relaxed". Asked how he would have voted if he could attend the ITF meeting in Orlando last week, Murray said: 'I would have abstained.

"I'm just looking forward to playing my first one. That's been really surprising for me".

'It has an fantastic energy, it is a great place to play, I love the centre court and having played my first Grand Slam final here, and then winning my first Grand Slam here, I have some great memories'.

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