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Serena Williams downplays catsuit ban controversy

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Serena Williams has played down the controversy surrounding her catsuit ban by the French Open.

The President of the French Tennis Federation had, in an interview, said the American’s famous Nike catsuit which she wore during this year’s French Open, will no longer be allowed, saying the game and place needed to be respected.

The decision promoted a backlash from social media users including tennis legends, but Serena Williams has expertly brushed aside the issue, saying everything’s “fine.”

“I feel like if they know that some things are for health reasons, then there’s no way that they wouldn’t be OK with it,” Serena said.

The 36-year-old also quelled speculations that the development could have a negative impact on her relationship with French Open officials, and the President of the FFT, Giudicelli in particular.

“He’s been so easy to talk to. My whole team is basically French, so, we have a wonderful relationship,” she said

“I’m sure we would come to an understanding and everything will be OK. It wouldn’t be a big deal. I think that obviously the Grand Slams have a right to do what they want to do. I feel like if and when, or if they know that some things are for health reasons, then there’s no way that they wouldn’t be OK with it. So I think it’s fine.”

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