After Serena Williams flaunted a tutu at the US Open, in response to the French Tennis Federation’s decision banning her blood clot-preventing catsuit, tennis ace Rafael Nadal commented on the matter. Nadal has defended the necessity of dress code.

“I think that everybody is fair to do whatever works better for the tournament.”

He added, “I really believe when you have a tournament like Wimbledon that they do what they want. You cannot say to another event that they have to do another thing. That’s my opinion. Why if Wimbledon have they own rules, why Roland Garros cannot have it?’Venus feels that Serena can do what she wants: ‘Serena has done so much for tennis, so much for tennis, so much for people in the world.”

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Meanwhile, Roland Garros Tournament Director Guy Forget has suggested a new dress policy. According to him, there’s a need to introduce a dress code in the tournament in order to avoid “errors” like Serena Williams did this year.

“With social media everything goes viral these days,” Forget explained in an interview to L’Equipe. “Serena was perfect, defusing any budding controversy. The idea with the dress code will be much more flexible than the one at Wimbledon, which has hardened over time. Our current regulations allow for anything and with no framework some feel certain players are a bit too out there,” he added.

He further stated, “Why not reconcile elegance without harming the creativity of designers. We have a new stadium renovation and new outfits would reconcile elegance, modernity and practicality.”
Forget is planning to have a dress code within 2021 when a new roof on Philippe Chatrier will be unveiled.

Feature Image Credit: The Guardian

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