Why Serena Williams wore a catsuit to the French Open

Serena Williams steps out in 'Wakanda' uniform at French Open

In her second-round match at Roland-Garros yesterday Williams "engineered an out-of-this world comeback" against Ashleigh Barty, according to CNN, to beat the Australian 17th seed 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Serena Williams came from a set down to book her place in the third round of the French Open and believes not only can she return to the top of her game but she can get even better. It wasn't easy but I have been training really hard.

"I call it my Wakanda-inspired catsuit", Williams said adding it was designed for her before the movie came out.

'I think any time you play against Serena you know what you're up against, ' the 28th seed said.

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. But what's typical? Who makes the rules?, " she asked.

Williams again played in her striking all-black catsuit which has raised some questions over its legality. She found her gear and what she needed to move through the match.

And rather than reflecting on her trophy-laden career, Williams is still looking to reach new heights.

Facing three break points in the fourth game of the second set, she served a double fault, allowing Stosur to level at 2-2.

Williams is not back to being that player yet. Pliskova has led the WTA in aces the past three seasons - and is No. 2 in that category this year - but managed only one on Saturday.

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After a 90-minute rain interruption at 5-5 in the first set Muguruza, the 2016 victor, blew 2009 champion Kuznetsova away in the tie-break and went on to win 7-6 (7/0) 6-2.

However, she made up for lost time by firing 18 winners past an under-cooked Pliskova, the sixth seed, in just under an hour.

"This is my first Grand Slam back and I want to the best that I can".

The 29-year-old's game is based on big serving and her big forehand.

Ten-time champion Rafael Nadal breezed into the third round and a clash against childhood friend Richard Gasquet.

"I´ve been asked to put a skirt on over leggings many times".

Halep, who is now ranked No. 1 in WTA ranking, defeated Taylor Townsend, 6-3, 6-1, to progress to the next round of the Roland Garros series.

The final set too was uneventful as the American closed out the match with a straightforward 6-4 win.

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