In case you were unaware, Serena Williams is an above and beyond bad bitch. She’s one of the greatest athlete’s of all-time, a wife, a mother, and an all-around badass. She’s also had major circulation issues, especially since the birth of her daughter, so she wears a specially made catsuit while she plays tennis to help her circulation.
No big deal, right? I mean, women play tennis in tiny little skirts, what’s the big deal about a bodysuit that literally covers almost all of her body? Well, apparently a lot, according to the French Open president Bernard Guidicelli.
Last Friday, Guidicelli BANNED Williams from wearing her catsuit at next year’s tournament, saying “One must respect the game and the place,” because NOTHING screams disrespect for tennis like a woman wearing a bodysuit designed to prevent blood clots.
A couple of years ago I had bladder surgery, and when you go under the anesthetic required for that particular bladder surgery they make you wear these suuuuuper tight thigh high socks to prevent blood clotting while you’re asleep. Now, I’m not a betting woman, but I’d put money on Guidicelli thinking those anti-clotting thigh highs were waaaaayyyyy too sexy. And don’t get him started on my Nana’s diabetic socks!
Anyway, Williams said of the bodysuit:
I’ve had a lot of problems with my blood clots. God, I don’t know how many I’ve had in the past 12 months. I’ve been wearing pants in general a lot when I play, so I can keep the blood circulation going.
Clearly, Guidicelli cares more about the audiences potential boners than he does Serena Williams health, but whatever.
Williams’ response to the catsuit ban? She showed up to her next game in a custom-designed tutu by Louis Vuitton designer Virgil Abloh, with black fishnet stockings to help her circulation.
She won the match in her tutu, by the way.
Definition of a bad bitch, for real.