Serena Williams has won three matches already in pursuit of her third-straight US Open title, which would be her 18th Grand Slam title overall. She is motivated by many things and has always been a fashionista in the tennis world, wearing countless stylish ensembles.
Williams wore a leopard print outfit in her win Saturday against fellow American Varvara Lepchenko, and was asked if the outfit had any correlation with “Roar,” the hit single by Katy Perry that has played after her first three victories. “I love that song ‘Roar.’ I listen to it all the time. I love Katy Perry. I think it’s an inspiring song. I love the words to it. I think it’s great.”
This led to Williams being asked about one of the most memorable outfits she has ever worn in a tennis match, the catsuit! “We all loved the catsuit. At least I did.” I can guarantee that Williams was certainly not the only one who loved the catsuit. When questioned about whether she would wear it again, she responded “keep hope alive,” and also said that is still around. “I have all my outfits. I saw it the other day actually in my closet.” One might imagine that she has one hell of a closet! Williams then reflected on how it felt to wear the outfit. “That was over a decade ago, right? I don’t know. I was actually nervous because it hadn’t been done before.”
It hadn’t been done before, but I get the feeling that if Williams were to bring the catsuit out of the closet, there would be a sudden spike in male viewership of her match. Will she wear it? She is scheduled to play Kaia Kanepi in the early part of the afternoon, and eyes will certainly be glued to the television.