Serena Williams' French Open Outfit Reminds The Organization Queens Reign In Whatever Attire They Desire

"It's positive reinforcement for me, and I kind of love that," she said.

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| May 28 2019,

1:20 pm

Serena Williams sent a message with the outfit she wore to the French Open.

The tennis legend showed up to Sunday’s competition in a two-piece and matching cape designed by Off-White designer Virgil Abloh with Nike, according to Vogue. The cape was emblazoned with the words “Mother, Champion, Queen, Goddess” in French.


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“It's the second time we've worked together,” Williams said about her collaboration with Abloh. The designer is responsible for the tutu she wore during the U.S. Open in August 2018.

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“It has words in it in French. It talks about me being a mom and me being a queen, as all women are. A champion. It's positive reinforcement for me, and I kind of love that."

A reporter told her the words were “a lot to carry,” but Williams had the perfect response to this observation.

“It is a lot to carry, but so is being Serena Williams,” she replied.

The reinforcement worked because Williams won by 2-6, 6-1, 6-0 this year, reports The Associated Press. The victory came after a faulty backhand put her behind by 15-31 and she dropped her first set against Vitalia Diatchenko. Williams let out a war cry and came back strong.

“I just was so frustrated at that point, because I have been training well,” she said afterward. “The past week and a half has been really good, and, God, it was, like, ‘This isn’t the Serena I have been practicing with — or that I see every day.’ I just let out this roar, and here I am. Yeah, so maybe that helped.”