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Tennis star Serena Williams was back in the court after a hiatus and sent a strong message to women all around the world as she rocked a 'black catsuit'.
Tennis star Serena Williams was back in the court after a hiatus and sent a strong message to women all around the world as she rocked a ‘black catsuit’.
Serena Williams is an ace tennis player who never ceases to amaze us with her grit and resilience. She has had an illustrious career as a sportsperson, having won a whopping twenty-three Grand Slam titles. But, other than being a champion tennis pro, she has time and again broken stereotypes and sent across messages that make us fall in love with the feisty woman.
On May 29th, Serena Williams was all set to make a comeback after she took a hiatus from the game owing to her pregnancy. And she descended on her familiar turf in style. She was seen adorning an uber cool ‘black bodysuit’. She not only won the game with style but carried off the bodysuit which in her own words, made her feel like a ‘superhero’.
She added, “I’m always living in a fantasy world. I always wanted to be a superhero, and it’s kind of my way of being a superhero. I feel like a warrior wearing it.”
Williams who was away from the game for the last few months, has had a harrowing time after she delivered her daughter, Alexis Olympia, in September 2017. First her C-section wound opened owing to acute coughing and later doctors found multiple small clots in her lungs.
So, it is indeed incredible that braving through these odds, Serena is back on the court with gusto. Interestingly, the ‘black catsuit’ is not merely a style statement but has functional benefits as well. The full length body suit will help protect Williams from blood clots as compression augments blood circulation in the body.
Serena Williams has always been vocal about things that she believe would go a long way in making a difference in society. She has called out the trolls when she was attacked on account of her race. She left everyone awed when she went on to win the Australian Open in 2017, while she was pregnant. She did not let pregnancy become an obstacle and came out triumphant.
It not only displayed her resilience and strength but sent out a strong message to women all over the world that nothing can stop you if you set your heart to it, and busted the age old notions about how pregnant women have to forgo their dreams.
On Tuesday, her ‘black catsuit’ was more than an attire but was a symbol of toughness and strength for ‘all the moms who had a tough recovery from pregnancy’. Hats off to Serena Williams who is the right role- model to women all around the world.
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