Tennis player Serena Williams reveals she has become a stronger supporter of Purple Purse, a domestic violence charity, as the mother of a daughter. She also says she wants to compete in Wimbledon. (June 21st)
NEW YORK – It only took Serena Williams to first question of her pre-US Open press conference to defuse the controversy over the catsuit costume she wore at the French Open earlier this year.
In recent weeks, the president of the French Tennis Federation Bernard Giudicelli announced that Williams would not be allowed to do so wearing the all-black bodysuit in the future, saying: "You have to respect the game and the place ask to let us know what's coming, I think we've gone too far. "
Williams wore the specially designed compression outfit to help prevent blood clots. This is a health problem she has dealt with several times, including the subsequent delivery of her daughter Alexis Olympia, September 1
"I think the Grand Slams, of course, have the right to do what they want," said Williams, who will start her search for a seventh US Open Cup against Magda Linette from Poland on Monday. "I have the feeling that if you know that some things are for health reasons, then you will not agree to it, so I think it would be fine.
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"The President of the French Federation, he was really incredible. It was so easy to talk to him. My entire team is basically French, so we have a wonderful relationship. I'm sure we would communicate and everything will be fine.
Not surprisingly, the theme of a Williams catsuit spell at the French Open quickly became viral, with media columns written around the globe and fans of social media.
Even the US Open champion of In 2003, Andy Roddick, a close friend of Williams, shared his opinion on the subject via Twitter: "This is so stupid and shortsighted it hurts. Sometimes it would be nice if the sport gets out of hand. "
Williams, however, was not overly concerned about the whole Brouhaha, because as a fashion fan she would not make the biggest mistake that (19659010)" When it comes to fashion, you do not want to be a repeat offender, "she laughed and added that she has found an alternative to stem the problem of blood clots 19659010] "I'm wearing (fishnet) tights that hold everything with my blood, make sure I stay healthy outside. I found a new solution. Williams claims she has not made a check to see how her US Open draw will turn out, hoping she will not stay up to date on news sources who have all pointed out that Williams may be up in the third round Sister Venus will hit when both advance, and the winner of it
This is the 36- Williams Williams' 18th US Open appearance and a win here would tie Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles Now, after returning to the game this winter after maternity leave, Williams' best score reached the final in Wimbledon, where she had little reserve to fight Angelique Kerber's aggressive play.
Despite a slow comeback in the game point to William's resume as a reason to choose them to capture the trophy.
"That I would be the darling at this time, almost a year after the baby, is quite interesting ", she said. "I do not know my draw, but I feel I have to play – if I want to be the best, I have to start hitting those guys anyway.
" If anything, I can just keep trying " Williams added, "This is the message I have preached to women and to people that we face these obstacles. Whether you overcome it or not, there is still a chance to get through it. You just have to keep working hard and believe in yourself. Things do not always go your own way, but keep on climbing this mountain.
As someone who describes himself as a "highly stressed person," Williams works to become the better-balanced person who craves success, but can also take time off to just relax and enjoy
"I feel like I need to be nice to myself," she said, "I feel like I just have to be happy, keep working hard."