Serena Williams ditches catsuit for ‘Tutu’ dress

Serena Williams ditches catsuit for ‘Tutu’ dress

Serena Williams ditches catsuit for ‘Tutu’ dress

The last time the two have played this early in a Grand Slam tournament was in 1998 at the Australian Open in their first-ever meeting on the tour. "Any other questions about anything else?"

Defending champion and third seed Sloane Stephens also made the third round with a marathon 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 win over Ukraine qualifier Anhelina Kalinina.

And Venus is hoping she can be reunited with her sister for the first time in nearly two years.

"I love a short skirt", Williams said.

The incident sparked an immediate storm over sexism.

The USTA admitted they were wrong to hand Cornet a warning for slipping off her shirt on court after realising she had put the garment on back-to-front during a heat break.

Criticism of the umpire's decision followed as he was accused of double standards.

"Normally I say cheer for me, but I say cheer for who you want, me or Venus", said Serena, laughing, according to USA Today.

The Frenchwoman also said she was stunned that the incident with her shirt during the defeat by Johanna Larsson had caused so much controversy.

The 36-year-old debuted the catsuit at the French Open in May. I had to make them to own them [laughs].

Just days after French Tennis Federation President Bernard Giudicelli said her black catsuit with clot-preventing compression tights "will no longer be accepted", Williams chose a one-armed black tutu-style dress by Off-White's Virgil Abloh to take on Magda Linette at the Open.

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Meanwhile, Spanish 12th seed Garbine Muguruza succumbed to unseeded Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic who recovered from a set down to win 3-6 6-4 6-4 to book a third round clash with Australian Ashleigh Barty.

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