Serena Williams made her return to the Grand Slam circuit on Tuesday in the first round of the French Open.
The 36-year-old hasn’t played in a major tennis tournament since winning the Australian Open in January 2017 — while pregnant with daughter Alexis Ohanian Jr.
About nine months since giving birth, she hit the court to take on Kristyna Pliskova, who’s from the Czech Republic and is currently ranked 70th [Williams, formerly No. 1, entered the French Open unseeded and is ranked 453rd in the world].
To do so, Williams suited up — quite literally. Usually one to make sartorial statements, the athlete opted for a black one-piece from Nike with a red stripe across her midriff.
While most players wear skirts or dresses to compete, Williams’s spandex look got great reviews.
“Supermama is back. Second time is even better,” he wrote. “Is that Vibranium?”
After a tiebreak in the first set, Williams went on to defeat Pliskova 7-6, 6-4.
Following her win, Williams took to Twitter and asked, “Catsuit anyone?” She added that her successful return was for “all the moms out there who had a tough recovery from pregnancy—here you go. If I can do it, so can you. Love you all!!
Source: Lauren Tuck