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Serena Williams sent a message to her critics in a custom piece by Virgil Abloh

Serena Williams sent a message to her critics in a custom piece by Virgil Abloh

This one's for all the haters...

Text: Meeran Mekkaoui


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The French Open banned her catsuit last year so Serena is back, and she made a clear statement...

Earlier this month, the French Open kicked off and we were certain we were going to see Serena Williams — not least because she is an actual tennis champion but because we knew she'd be back to make a statement.

Last year, Williams' flair for fashion saw her dressed in a "warrior princess" catsuit and eventually, the French Tennis Federation officially banned the one-piece.

So, as she returned to the Open this year, she turned to fashion's man of the moment, Virgil Abloh for help. The Louis Vuitton menswear and Off-White designer created an ensemble that perfectly reminded the world of who she is.

Wearing a black and white Off-White x Nike jacket, a sports bra and skort to warm up at Roland Garros ahead of her match against Russian tennis player Vitalia Diatchenko, Williams fronted the words "Queen," "Champion," "Mother," and "Goddess" — all of which appeared on the custom-made pieces.

And if that's not sending a message, we don't know what is.

Also, she won that match — just FYI. You go girl!

Now, we're pretty sure Serena Williams already met baby Archie for this particular reason.

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