Serena Williams turned heads Tuesday at the start of the Australian Open for one of her signature attention-grabbing outfits.
The second-most winning female tennis player of all time, 37, did not let her onlookers down as she debuted a bright green bodysuit on her first day at the tournament. You can see it for yourself below. (RELATED: Celebrate Serena Williams’ Birthday With These Championship Level Photos)
Williams paired her kelly green Nike bodysuit with sheer black fishnet stockings, and drew a TON of commentary from it:
— Wilson Tennis (@WilsonTennis) January 15, 2019
— L.A. Times Sports (@latimessports) January 15, 2019
Tennis world goes nuts over Serena Williams’ new outfit.
— 7Sport (@7Sport) January 15, 2019
This isn’t the first time the world has been captivated by Serena’s outfits. The tennis star raised controversy when she wore a black catsuit to the French Open, which was later banned (and the ban caused a TON of controversy. Even tennis star Billie Jean King called out the French Open for “policing women’s bodies” and cited the ban as “disrespectful”).
Serena Williams’ ‘Wakanda’ catsuit has officially been approved by the Women’s Tennis Association. pic.twitter.com/AZZchSTGYO
— MoorInfo (@MoorInformation) December 14, 2018
Serena has also worn tutus, a move that many perceived to be a response to the catsuit’s ban:
When they think they’ve slowed you down by banning your catsuit and you beat everyone in a tutu. Serena Williams advanced to the quarterfinals of the US Open over the weekend. Newsflash: when you’re the greatest athlete in the world, the outfit doesn’t matter! pic.twitter.com/kr2RSo7vhO
— dsquaredpr (@dsquaredpr) September 3, 2018
— BlackAmericaWeb.com (@BlackAmericaWeb) August 28, 2018
Even now, many are drawing similarities between her green body suit and the now-infamous catsuit. Some called the move a “brilliant” maneuver around the French Open ban.
So far, Serena hasn’t commented on the outfit. And she doesn’t have to. She’s got another match tomorrow against Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard, and there’s no doubt that’s where her focus is.