Nike's grand slam comeback in defence of Serena Williams
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Nike's grand slam comeback in defence of Serena Williams

Global clothing retail brand, Nike, knows which team to serve for!

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The sports brand has served an ace in defence of tennis star Serena Williams.

Responding to the French Open's decision to ban the catsuit Williams wore during the 2018 tournament, Nike tweeted: "You can take the superhero out of her costume, but you can never take away her superpowers. #justdoit"

President of the French Open, Bernard Giudicelli, had said the outfit would no longer be accepted because "you have to respect the game and the place".

Speaking to France's Tennis Magazine, Giudicelli said: "I believe we have sometimes gone too far. Serena's outfit this year, for example, would no longer be accepted. You have to respect the game and the place."

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This year's French Open was Williams' first appearance in a Grand Slam tournament after announcing her pregnancy in April 2017. 

Williams says the Black Panther-style catsuit made her feel like a "warrior princess". But it wasn't worn purely for aesthetic reasons.

The champion player says she has chosen to wear pants more regularly to help prevent blood clots, a medical problem she developed during her pregnancy.

Has the French Open gone too far with the ban? Share your thoughts with Martin Bester in the comments section below.

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