Serena Williams made a bold return to the French Open on Tuesday morning.
Nine months after the birth of her daughter,Williams took the court in a black Nike bodysuit as she won consecutive sets over sixth-ranked Kristyna Pliskova 7-6 and 6-4 to advance to the next round.
In her on-court interview after the win, Williams explained the look:
“All the moms out there that had a tough pregnancy and have to come back and try to be fierce, in the middle of everything. That’s what this represents. You can’t beat a cat suit, right?”
Tuesday marked Williams’ first appearance in a majors match since she won the 2017 Australian Open while in the early stages of her pregnancy.
The look drew mostly positive reactions on Twitter, with many users likening her to a superhero: