How Serena Williams responds to accusations that she 'was born a guy'

by Steven Clarke June 4, 2018, 4:06
How Serena Williams responds to accusations that she 'was born a guy'

Donning her Wakanda-inspired catsuit again, Williams came back from a set down to defeat Australia's Ashleigh Barty 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 as she continued her quest for a joint-record 24th Grand Slam with Margaret Court now holding the record.

23-time Grand Slam victor Serena Williams made her return to the French Open in the most stylish way possible - in a black catsuit with a red waistband.

Serena Williams is on fire this week with her winning work on the singles and doubles court in Paris, her clothing store opening, her docuseries wrapping, and appearing on the cover of Harper's Bazaar UK.

There also is a message she wanted to send about self-worth and feeling powerful as she returned to Grand Slam action with a first-round victory at Roland Garros on Tuesday, about nine months after giving birth to a daughter. "I want to be able to do my best and one day tell my daughter that I tried my best".

So it proved just over an hour later as Serena was roaring again and holding her arms aloft in triumph after setting up a third round showdown with Germany's 11th seed Julia Goerges. If she gets past that challenge, she could face old rival Maria Sharapova for a place in the quarter finals.

Williams, who said she was "lucky to survive" the birth, has spoken about Olympia being the main focus in her life, but also made it clear she had not lost any of her will to win.

'I feel like a warrior in it, like a warrior princess kind of, [a] queen from Wakanda, ' she went on to explain.

"It's not a typical outfit".

"I'm always living in a fantasy world", she added.

Barty wrapped up the first set when the former world number one netted a weary-looking forehand, the 12th unforced error of the opener. In the victory, Pliskova won 74 percent of her first serve points and 37 percent of her second serve points.

Tennis star Serena Williams has declared that she is an honorary Armenian as she is married to Alexis Ohanian, an entrepreneur and the co-founder of Reddit, who is of Armenian origin. Williams then broke Pliskova in the fifth game for a 3-2 lead.

"Any time you play against Serena you know what you're up against", said the 31-year-old Sharapova.

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