The French Tennis Federation president, Bernard Giudicelli announced that the tournament which Williams has won three times is introducing a dress code to regulate players’ uniforms.
The new dress code bans the tennis star from wearing the now famous skin-tight black ‘catsuit’ which was worn for medical reasons, according to reports.
In a turn of events, William spoke out about the controversy in a positive manner on Saturday saying that everything is fine as she has already had a conversation with French Tennis Federation president Bernard Giudicelli about it.
Williams also confirmed that she would not be quitting the tournament over the controversy and that most of her teammates were French.
On Saturday, Williams downplayed the controversy in a pretournament conference at the US Open
The athlete said she and Giudicelli have a “wonderful relationship”and that there are no hard feelings, according to The Washington Post.
“I don’t know exactly what he seemed to say or what he didn’t seem to say or what. We already talked. Like I said, we have a great relationship. We talked yesterday, yeah. Everything’s fine, guys,” she told reporters.
Still, Williams said she won’t be wearing the catsuit again at the French Open. “When it comes to fashion, you don’t want to be a repeat offender,” she said.
Williams is scheduled to play next in the US Open, which starts Monday at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York.