Nike has come to tennis star Serena Williams' defense following the French Open's decision to ban her famous Black Panther catsuit. 

French Open President Bernard Giudicelli has come out against Williams wearing an all-black catsuit designed to prevent blood clots, reports Sporting News.

“It’s a bit late because the collections are already designed, but we are going to nonetheless ask the manufacturers to let us know what is coming," Giudicelli told Tennis Magazine. “I believe we have sometimes gone too far. Serena’s outfit this year, for example, would no longer be accepted. You have to respect the game and the place.”

Giudicelli prefers if players wore traditional skirts instead of the catsuit designed by Nike. Over the past few days, fans have rallied behind the world's most famous tennis player and 23-time Grand Slam winner. But the biggest fan of all, Nike, had to share its love for Williams.  

In a tweet, Nike echoed fans' sentiments and called out Giudicelli for his decision.

The catsuit, which most definitely makes Williams look like a superheroine, was first worn at Roland Garros in May — almost 10 months after giving birth to her daughter. As stylish as it looks, it serves a purpose. 

“I almost died after giving birth to my daughter Olympia,” Williams said. “First, my C-section wound popped open due to the intense coughing I endured as a result of the embolism. I returned to surgery, where the doctors found a large hematoma, a swelling of clotted blood, in my abdomen. And then I returned to the operating room for a procedure that prevents clots from traveling to my lungs.”

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