"You can't beat a cat suit, right?", she said.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion made her return to Grand Slam tennis following the birth of her first child previous year and wore the eye-catching outfit, inspired from the Marvel Comics film, at Roland Garros. Williams said that wearing the outfit was for moms who had had tough pregnancies, saying after her first win that it represented the need to look "fierce." 'I definitely feel like it is an opportunity for me to inspire a whole different group of awesome women and kids'. "I always wanted to be a superhero, and it's kind of my way of being a superhero".
Now, French tennis officials have banned the fashionable suit and others like it.
Williams, who said she felt like a "warrior princess" in the outfit, insisted it was not a fashion statement but to help prevent blood clots.
She wore the outfit at Roland Garros in May, nine months after giving birth to her daughter and nearly losing her life. But the birth was followed by a six-day medical crisis in which Williams suffered blood clots in her lungs, and she says she almost died. It also was reminiscent of the white bodysuit that American player Anne White wore at Wimbledon in 1985.
He said Roland Garros" new rules won't be as strict as Wimbledon's, which require that players wear white, but will "impose certain limits'. "I've been wearing trousers in general a lot when I play so I can keep the blood circulation going".
Williams, 36, dedicated the catsuit to mothers who have endured hard pregnancies, as she did past year during the birth of her first child, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.