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Serena Williams makes fashion statement in Grand Slam return

02 June, 2018, 20:41 | Author: Greg Wolfe
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Czech world number 70 Pliskova questioned the legality of the Williams outfit when she talked with Czech media after the first round match.

The American, who was described this week by Novak Djokovic as the "greatest female athlete of all time", is playing her first Grand Slam tournament for 16 months at the French Open in Paris. "I have been wearing trousers in general a lot when I play, so I can keep the blood circulation going".

Sharapova, who has won two of her five majors at Roland Garros, could next face Serena Williams in what would be their 22nd career meeting.

She won her opening match against Krystina Pliskova, but struggled from the outset against Barty in the evening encounter on Philippe Chatrier.

Of course, she refers to herself in third person but with Serena, it's allowed.

Williams battled back from a 3-0 deficit in the tie-break to take the first set.

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But from somewhere Williams got her serve firing and summoned up her powerful groundstrokes to blow Barty away 3-6 6-3 6-4.

Halep's progression was much more comfortable, a 6-3 6-1 victory over Townsend bringing up a 30th match win of the year, while Garbine Muguruza, Maria Sharapova and Angelique Kerber were all round-two winners. Barty put up a stiff challenge, and really forced Serena out of her comfort zone with a mix of slices and topspin shots. It lead to her having a laugh as the chair umpire begged for the crown to maintain decorum. You know, despite the record that I have against her, I always look forward to coming out on the court and competing against the best player.

For an interview with Harper's Bazaar, Serena Williams wore an outfit containing the words "Queen". It's impossible to know quite what level her fitness is at, either, because she hasn't had to play two weeks of competitive tennis in nearly 18 months.

I feel like it's all going to work out.

Serena Williams is back in action - and winning matches her sister, Venus. "It was something I was born with, thank goodness", Serena said.

The American was also asked whether her experience of being at a Grand Slam had changed since becoming a mother. I'm not putting any pressure on myself as I normally do, " she said.

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