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Mother. Champion. Queen. Goddess.
First of all lets start with this—800 wins. 800. EIGHT HUNDRED?! Did you read that right? Yes you did. Serena Williams is one of the best to ever do it periodT and there’s just no arguing that. Her win in the French Open marked her 800th career win but that’s not the end of the story.
Last year, in her first match back after giving birth to her daughter Serena received major backlash for her all-black catsuit which was actually being used as a compression garmet due to the blood clots she suffered after her pregnancy. BUT of course *SIGH* she was over-sexualized and it led to a ban of catsuits by French Tennis Federation president Bernard Giudicelli.
Like a true Queen, Williams came back and better this year with a statement to be made. Serena teamed up with Off-White designer Virgil Abloh to create a custom outfit that displayed the french words for “Mother,” “Champion,” “Queen,” and “Goddess”. And a champion she is! She went on to win her first round match in three sets against Vitalia Diatchenko. Afterwards she spoke on her bold choice in an interview saying, “Virgil Abloh designed it and so I was really excited because he’s the hottest designer right now and he’s amazing. It’s the second time we’ve worked together. And it has words on it in French. It talks about me being a mom and me being a queen, as all women are. A champion. It’s positive reinforcement for me, and I kind of love that.”
Checkout the stunning photos of Williams and Abloh below:
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) May 26, 2019