Ash Barty and Serena Williams set up third round meeting after wins

Ash Barty and Serena Williams set up third round meeting after wins

Ash Barty and Serena Williams set up third round meeting after wins

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.

Williams, the victor of an Open era record 23 Grand Slam titles, had arrived at Roland Garros with just four matches under her belt in 2018, the last of which was in Miami in March.

"Just literally not sure if I was going to make it or not at several different times", Williams said. But having been bedridden for six weeks after suffering a series of complications, including a pulmonary embolism that led to multiple surgeries, Williams is only too aware of what she had to overcome to get herself ready for Paris.

The American was also asked whether her experience of being at a Grand Slam had changed since becoming a mother.

In addition to showing off her insanely fit physique, the full-length black bodysuit is created to help protect against blood cots and serve up (no pun intended) serious superhero vibes.

"I'm always living in a fantasy world", she added. In 2016, Nadal withdrew with an injured left wrist after a pair of easy victories, then claimed every set he played previous year en route to the trophy.

Williams made her return to the Roland Garros courts in a skintight black catsuit, saying she does so for a couple reasons. "It's a fun suit, but it's also functional so I'm able to play without any problems".

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After sharing the heartfelt story Alexis wrote: "I'm grateful for all the people around the world who adore my wife..." I always wanted to be a superhero, and it's kind of my way of being a superhero.

It affects more than one in 10 women, but it can often go untraced because the effects - which include a persistent feeling of sadness and struggling to bond with their baby - can come on gradually.

"I'm really fortunate enough that I can plan my days and I can plan my career".

In an Instagram following the match, Williams dedicated her first time back on the court to all the moms out there. Remember, Serena was terrible in her first four matches back and has been doing a lot of things off the court recently. "But I trained really hard on the clay, and I feel good, and I'm just happy to have won a match here". "I don't know how many aces there were".

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

Next up for Williams is Australia's 17th seed Ashleigh Barty. "The connection that it gives me to Olympia, it's been one of the most magical things I've ever experienced".

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