Back in May, Serena competed in the French Open, where she wore this compression bodysuit:
The look was fashion AF, but it served a medical purpose, too. The bodysuit was specifically designed to help Williams prevent blood clots — an ongoing health issue for the athlete.
“It’s a fun suit, but it’s also functional so I can play without any problems," she told reporters at the time.
That should have been the end of this story, but alas: This week, the president of the French Tennis Federation, Bernard Giudicelli, announced that they would be enacting a dress code for future games. He said that outfits like Serena's go "too far," and specifically called out her bodysuit.
“It will no longer be accepted. One must respect the game and the place," he said.