'Wakanda-Inspired Catsuit' Makes Serena Williams Feel Like a 'Superhero'

Serena Williams steps out in 'Wakanda' uniform at French Open

A break in the third game of the decider proved crucial and Williams, now ranked No. 451 in the world, claimed victory on a second match point with a sweeping, running forehand.

The 31-year-old Russian, who is seeded 28th after missing the French Open the past two years, will next play the victor of the third-rounder between 23-time major champion Williams and 11th-seeded Julia Goerges. Then I spend all this time with Olympia.

"I'm definitely going to get there, but I also want to get beyond there".

Serena Williams is aiming to be even better than before her break from tennis after booking her spot in the third round at Roland Garros.

Serena had won her opening match pretty comfortably but Barty posed a tougher challenge for her.

"The biggest difference is definitely I'm semi on time today", she said.

However, it wasn´t her straight sets win over Kristyna Pliskova which got people talking - it was her catsuit which she said made her feel like a "super hero" and a "warrior princess" with a nod to it being inspired by the "Black Panther" movie blockbuster.

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Williams broke in the seventh and held in the eighth to set a 5-3 lead, which she converted on serve to win the second set 6-4. The final set too was uneventful as the American closed out the match with a straightforward 6-4 win.

Sloane Stephens, the 10th seed, also is through to the fourth round for a fifth time in her seven visits to Roland Garros after beating Camila Giorgi of Italy 4-6, 6-1, 8-6.

Barty's game plan to move Williams from side to side in the hope of exhausting the underdone champion in just her sixth match back since giving birth last September initially paid dividends.

Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza got the better of Svetlana Kuznetsova in a first-round meeting of two former winners.

"You know I also felt the pleasure in the past, but I couldn't show it, so now I relax myself".

Taking to Twitter, the 23-time grand slam victor acknowledged the suit was, "For all the moms out there who had a tough recovery from pregnancy", adding, "If I can do it, so can you".

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