The organizers of the French Open are facing backlash after deciding to ban a catsuit worn by Serena Williams as part of changes to the dress code at the tennis competition.
In speaking about the change, French Tennis Federation President Bernard Giudicelli singled out the black and red catsuit that Williams wore at the tournament this past May.
“I think that, sometimes, we’ve gone too far,” Giudicelli told Tennis Magazine. “[The catsuit] will no longer be accepted. One must respect the game and place.
”The outfit was specifically designed for Williams by Nike because the skin-tight material helped avoid blood clots, which caused her to have a pulmonary embolism after giving birth in September.