Serena Williams made a bold return to Roland Garros on 1 st June 2018.
Nine months after the birth of her daughter, Serena Williams made a comeback in a black Nike bodysuit. The world star has won consecutive sets against Kristyna Pliskova, ranked sixth, 7-6 and 6-4 to pass the next round.
Her look was not unanimous.
Indeed, a sports journalist from the magazine ” le modelliste”a wrote an article describing the dress of Serena unsuited to its forms.
“It is not mocking to say that the American does not have the right physique to wiggle on a court in such a tight combination that highlights all its very generous forms. “Wrote Christophe Sphar, sports journalist.
After publication of the article, a surfer went up to the niche to rectify things. Stephanie Schneider, shocked by the reporter’s comments, was quick to answer him publicly on Facebook. This gesture earned him 40 thousand likes.
“I have a proposal to make you dear journalist. In the next match try to focus on the game of the players and not on their buttocks. Because you have to know, the tennis players do not lose their way on the court, THEY PLAY AT TENNIS. Yes, yes, I assure you. They do not march on a fashion podium. Even better, they are not there to distract and tantalize the male or female. They are athletes of remarkable power with incomparable talent and admirable courage. In the case of Serena Williams, returning with that quality of play only 10 months after giving birth to her first baby gives us a simple idea of her mental strength and willpower. It’s no coincidence that she is the highest paid female athlete in the world, according to the Forbes 2017 ranking. What a woman and what an athlete! “.
The daily apologized to the athlete following the broadcast of this message on social networks.