Et tutu: Serena Williams debuts bold new look at US Open

Serena Williams preps for the U.S. Open by reflecting on some moments as a mom. More

ET caught up with her longtime friend Gayle King at the opening night ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Open where she weighed in on Williams' form-fitting bodysuit getting banned from the French Open and the pro athlete's response.

Williams' dress featured a one-shoulder silhouette, with a long left sleeve and a sheer sleeveless cut on the right, as well as the all-important, layered short tulle ballet skirt.

She missed last year's edition as she gave birth to daughter Olympia on 1 September, but showed every indication she's ready to make up for lost time in a 6-4, 6-0 victory over Poland's Magda Linette. It feels really good.

Willams said the tutu was actually "easy to play in" and even "aerodynamic".

On Instagram, the Off-White founder and artistic director at Louis Vuitton Men's shared his excitement over the US Open look writing, "willing to design dresses for her for life".

Williams' choice of hosiery is particularly significant in that it's meant to prevent blood clots, just like the "Black Panther"-inspired Nike catsuit the tennis champion wore while competing at the French Open earlier this year - which recently sparked controversy in the sports world".

She didn't face a break point in the 70-minute match, firing 23 winners and wrapping up the second set in less than half an hour.

After Williams held serve from deuce for a 5-3 lead, Linette would hold to force Williams to serve out the set. The baby girl is turning one on Saturday, and the tennis champion and her hubby Alexis Ohanian have a very good reason they're not throwing a party.

'Olympia doesn't celebrate birthdays, ' the 36-year-old tennis pro said.

"Being a Jehovah's Witness is important to me, but I've never really practiced it and have been wanting to get into it", Serena said.

But even though it seems like Olympia will be growing up without knowing the meaning of having a birthday party, she gets celebrated every day by her parents who can not stop posting cute pics of her on social media.

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