Tennis champ Serena Williams rocks shorter version of famous catsuit at U.S. Open

Serena Williams returns a shot during her Women's Singles first round match against Maria Sharapova of Russia during day one of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 26, 2019.  Williams won 6-1, 6-1.
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Serena Williams returns a shot during her Women's Singles first round match against Maria Sharapova of Russia during day one of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 26, 2019.  Williams won 6-1, 6-1.

Credit: Emilee Chinn/Getty Images

Credit: Emilee Chinn/Getty Images

Tennis great Serena Williams wowed fans Monday at the U.S. Open in New York, wearing a shortened version of the black bodysuit she wore at the French Open last year that was later banned by officials for being too daring.

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The fashion-forward champion beat former No. 1 Maria Sharapova, 6-1, 6-1, in under an hour at the Open in Queens.

Fans loved her shorter suit and style.

Last May, she talked to reporters at a press conference about the inspiration for the catsuit at the French Open.

"I feel like a warrior in it, a warrior princess … from Wakanda, maybe," she said, according to NPR, referencing the blockbuster movie "Black Panther." "I've always wanted to be a superhero, and it's kind of my way of being a superhero."

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