Serena clearly isn’t as mad as the rest of us about the comments made by the President of the French tennis federation…
“Obviously, the Grand Slams have a right to do what they want to do,” the 23-time Grand Slam champion said before taking part in Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day at Ashe Stadium.
“I feel like if and when, of if they know that some things are for health reasons, then there’s no way that they wouldn’t be okay with it.”
During the French Open, Serena indicated the catsuit helped to improve her circulation. She has suffered from blood clots, including during the birth of her daughter, Alexis Olympia, who turns one next Saturday.
Serena said she spoke Friday with Bernard Giudicelli, president of the French tennis federation, who ignited the controversy when he announced a new dress code for the 2019 French Open and specifically mentioned Serena’s catsuit.
“It will no longer be accepted,” Giudicelli told Tennis magazine. “One must respect the game. I think sometimes we’ve gone too far.”
Those comments seem to suggest he found Serena’s fashion choice disrespectful. But Serena indicated there may be room for negotiation.
“He’s been really amazing, so easy to talk to,” she said. “I’m sure we would come to an understanding and everything will be okay.”