Serena Williams wore a custom Virgil Abloh outfit during her first round French Open win

Business Insider | 5/27/2019 | Alan Dawson
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Serena Williams won her first round French Open match on Monday.

But the main talking point after her three sets win was not how she bounced back from a disastrous first set, but what she wore while she played.

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Williams wore a Virgil Abloh outfit that was "pretty epic" according to one prominent tennis journalist.

"It talks about me being a mom and me being a queen," Williams said. "It's positive reinforcement."

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The American wore her new outfit almost 12 months after she rocked a "Wakanda inspired" catsuit at Roland Garros, that was later banned.

Her Abloh ensemble is unlikely to provoke such a negative reaction, and she may well be wearing it once again in the second round, later in the week.

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Serena Williams beat Vitalia Diatchenko two sets to one in the first round of the French Open on Monday.

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Williams struggled in the opening set of the match, losing 6-2, before bouncing back by winning 12 of the last 13 games, to win the second and third sets 6-1 and 6-0.

Though her exemplary ballstriking salvaged what could have been a disastrous end to her clay court season, a key talking point after her win was her outfit.

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The "Off-White," zebra-striped, ensemble featured a crop top and skirt designed by Virgil Abloh, who has colloborated with Kanye West and Nike, and is known for the Off-White fashion house he founded in 2013 in Milan, Italy.

It was "pretty epic" according to Jose Morgado, a prominent tennis journalist for Record, a sports newspaper in Portugal.


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