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The "warrior princess" inside Serena Williams came out in full fighting mode at the French Open on Thursday as the American proved she was no pushover when it came to making an impact in a Grand Slam arena.

According to BBC, speaking to reporters after her 7-6 (4), 6-4 victory over Kristyna Pliskova, Williams said the suit made her feel like a superhero.

Her first grand slam action in over 15 months had the Paris fashionistas in a whirl as she walked on court in a black bodysuit with a bright pink belt. "It's really fun. Although we designed it way before the movie, but still, it kind of reminds me of that". But when Williams said she was ready to play in the French Open, it seemed she thought she'd be in shape to challenge for the title.

"It's been two years since I played here".

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Williams returned to Grand Slam tennis this month for the first time since her victory previous year at the Australian Open, a tournament she won while eight weeks pregnant. The only player with more major singles championships was Margaret Court, with 24, but those were split between the amateur and professional eras.

Thankfully, she's no longer striving for perfection but hoping "to be the best mom I can be".

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Sharapova is going to have a hard time winning this match in her current form, as her serve isn't where it needs to be. Next came a doubles match with older sister Venus for the US Fed Cup team in February.

Baby Alexis' dad, Alexis Ohanian, was there at the French Open too, but he had to leave on Wednesday to get back to work in San Francisco. Her comeback looked doomed when Barty broke serve in the opening game of the second set but that was the last chance she had of taking the game by its neck.

USA tennis star Serena Williams said her new black catsuit made her feel like a superhero and powered her to victory at the French Open in Paris on Tuesday. She won match point after Pliskova hit the top of the net on a return.

The three-time champion fell 0-2 behind in the second set and was forced to retrieve another break to level at 4-4. But she then rattled off the next four games for the match.

Speaking after a hard-fought victory against Australian Ashleigh Barty, Serena said, "I'm probably not where I was before I left".

The reporter: "Because it's (sixth seed Karolina) Pliskova..."


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