'Champion, queen, mom & goddess' – Serena makes fashion statement with message
Serena Williams wore another eye-catching outfit at the French Open and the 23-time grand slam champion said it was all about positive re-enforcement and empowerment.
After unveiling a skin-tight 'catsuit' at Roland Garros in 2017, Williams made another fashion statement during her 2-6 6-1 6-0 first-round victory over Vitalia Diatchenko in Paris on Monday.
Williams – a three-time French Open champion – showcased a two-piece Nike outfit, with the words champion, queen, mother and goddess in French.
Afterwards, the former world number one and 37-year-old told reporters: "Well on the outfit it has words in French, and it says 'Queen', it says 'Champion', and it says 'Mom'.
"Those are things that mean a lot to me and reminders for me and for everyone that wants to wear it.
"Just remind everyone that they can be champions and are queens. So I love that about it. And I don't know, my super power today was just hanging in there and staying positive for once."
Williams smiled as she added: "I'm just crazy, to be honest. I think everyone knows that now. I just needed to change. I was, like, I've got to try something different. It's not my forehand, it's my clothes; right? So really, that's it. I'm just mentally a little off."
When asked if the four words were a lot to carry, Williams said: "Yeah. It is a lot to carry, but so is being Serena Williams."