'Superhero' Serena Williams wins on French Open return

French Open: Sharapova return sees her overcome wobble

French Open: Sharapova return sees her overcome wobble

But what every mother around the world does not have in common with Williams is trying to juggle all those demands while attempting to get back into tip-top shape in order to win Grand Slam titles.

Coming into this tournament her career prize money stood at more than $84 million.

Controversially overlooked for a seeding in Paris, after having her first child last September and slipping to No.451 in the world, Williams carved out a 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 win over big-serving Czech left-hander Kristyna Pliskova. Pliskova is ranked No. 70 by the Women's Tennis Association. "I have given tennis so much, and tennis has actually given me a lot, and I couldn't be more grateful", Williams said.

In addition to showing off her insanely fit physique, the full-length black bodysuit is created to help protect against blood cots and serve up (no pun intended) serious superhero vibes. It wasn't easy but I have been training really hard. "Hopefully the results continue to show".

Serena next faces No. 17 Ashleigh Barty, of Australia, in the second round at Roland Garros. But the bodysuit, as well as helping her deal with her blood clots issues, didn't look half bad either. She said, "The truth is I miss my body, being able to do other kinds of incredible things". So there is definitely a little functionality to it. "I've been wearing trousers, in general, a lot when I play so I can keep the blood circulation going", Williams told reporters.

"I call it, like, my Wakanda-inspired catsuit", she said in an on-court interview in reference to the fictional nation in the record-shattering Marvel flick.

Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov eased to a 7-5, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Australian John Millman in his first ever main-draw French Open match. In the victory, Serena won 81 percent of her first serve points and 39 percent of her second serve points.

". I think deep down, we all know the answer to that".

The last time she had been spotted on a court was in a first-round loss to Naomi Osaka in Miami in March.

There's a practical reason for the full-length legs on the skintight outfit: The aim is to protect her because of past bouts with blood clots.

VideoThe tennis career of Bernard Tomic has taken another freakish chapter, with the Aussie losing out to a player who drove more than ten hours to make the match.

"People would say I was born a guy, all because of my arms, or because I'm strong", she recalls. She refuses to step back, she reaccelerates the ball, so they're really impressed every time.

That's why everyone had high expectations for her return-and boy did she deliver, returning to the court in a black catsuit that evoked a very powerful message.

Williams had arrived at Roland Garros with just 4 matches under her belt in 2018.

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