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Serena Williams US Open: Tennis star swaps controversial catsuit for designer tutu to win first round

Serena's talent and attitude is nothing short of inspirational.

By: Bettina Tyrrell

Serena Williams made a stellar return to the US Open on Monday, with a 6-4 6-0 first-round victory over Magda Linette.

While the 36-year-old's dominate performance was nothing short of triumphant, almost all eyes were on her court outfit, and with good reason!

The 23-times Grand Slam winner stepped onto the court in a statement black tutu-inspired dress by Off White designer Virgil Abloh and Nike.

Serena looked like a ballerina on the court!
The designer behind this on-court masterpiece, Off White designer Virgil Abloh, said he's "willing to design dresses for her for life".

The mum-of-one stunned in the off-the-shoulder outfit which was perhaps symbolic of the recent commentary surrounding a black catsuit she wore during this year's French Open.

French Tennis Federation president Bernard Giudicelli said that Serena's black skin-tight catsuit would not be tolerated at Roland Garros in the future because "you have to respect the game and the place".

Serena - who is back on tour after suffering serious health complications after giving birth to her daughter Olympia - said she wore suit because it was "my way of being a superhero".

Giudicelli's comments were widely criticised, but Serena, ever the professional, did not appear fazed by what he had to say.

"We already talked. We have a great relationship," Serena said of Giudicelli ahead of her US Open match.

She added with a laugh: "Everything is fine, guys."

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Serena at the French Open in the black Nike catsuit which caused a stir.

She maybe a superhero on the court, but at her core, Serena is a mother that many can relate to.

Post-match Serena revealed she was feeling emotional after she had to leave for her match without saying goodbye to her daughter.

"It's just a good feeling to be back out here. The first set was tight, not the easiest. Once I got settled I started to doing what I tried to do in practice. I think I'm getting there. I've been training so hard. This momma was a little emotional today," she said.

Superheroes wear tutus too.

What a superstar!