Billie Jean King claps back after tennis officials ban Serena Williams' catsuit

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"I think that obviously the Grand Slams have a right to do what they want to do".

She wore the all-black outfit at Roland Garros this summer in each of the first three rounds, although she was forced to pull out of her fourth-round clash with Russia's Maria Sharapova over injury.

The six-time US Open champion made it clear that the catsuit won't make a return appearance in NY when the year's final Grand Slam starts on Monday.

This is Williams' seventh tournament since giving birth, and her return to tennis has been somewhat of a roller-coaster ride.

But instead of asking her about it, the black catsuit was banned and now that French Open officials know it had to do with Williams' health, they might reexamine the policy.

And the high fashion tutu did nothing to detract from her game, with Williams winning 6-4 6-0 against Linette. Guidicelli said Roland Garros won't go that far but will "impose certain limits".

"It will be a special meeting", said Nadal, well aware that the slumping Ferrer will call time on his career at the end of the year. It was my first back here in NY, so that wasn't the easiest.

1992 Serena Williams in action on the tennis court
A young Serena Williams in action on the tennis court. CREDIT Nike

"I feel like everything is just different, in terms of I'm living a different life, I'm playing the US Open as a mom", Williams said. "That's something that I enjoy".

At the 2014 US Open, Williams' pink leopard, bodycon dress was the cat's meow.

"We have a new stadium renovation and new outfits would reconcile elegance, modernity and practicality", he said.

Radwanska will move outside the Top 50, reaching her lowest rank since 2007. She faces Slovakia's Viktoria Kuzmova while del Potro, seeded third behind Nadal and No. 2 Roger Federer, takes on American qualifier Donald Young.

"I thought it was a good match", Williams said. Barty claimed the sixth Grand Slam win of the season, the 11th in her last 14 matches on hardcourts.

The Williams sisters bridged the afternoon and evening sessions on a steamy Arthur Ashe with Venus providing the opening act of the twin bill, grinding out a 6-3 5-7 6-3 victory over another former champion, Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova, before handing the stage over to her younger sibling.

Stephens endured a sharp drop in form after her maiden Slam victory here a year ago. At times because she is black, other times because she is a woman often because she is both. "So I think its fine".

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