36-year-old, Serena Williams said she felt like a “superhero” in the black catsuit she wore during the 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 win over Kristyna Pliskova at the French Open.
“I feel like a warrior wearing it, a queen from Wakanda [referring to the Black Panther movie] maybe,” she said.
“It was comfortable to wear.”
“I’m always living in a fantasy world. I always wanted to be a superhero, and it’s kind of my way of being a superhero.”
Williams also said the outfit helped her cope with the issue of blood clots, which she revealed, in February, almost cost her life.
“I had a lot of problems with those – I don’t know how many I have had in the past 12 months,” she said. “It definitely has little functionality to it.
“It’s a fun suit, but it’s also functional so I’m able to play without any problems.”