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

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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