The words 'queen' and 'goddess' were printed on a black-and-white warm up jacket that Serena Williams wore before her opening match at Roland Garros on Monday.
"Those are things that mean a lot to me and reminders for me and for everyone that wants to wear it," Williams said. "Just remind everyone that they can be champions and are queens. So I love that about it.
"It is a lot to carry, but so is being Serena Williams," said Williams, who made her return to Grand Slam competition in Paris a year ago after missing five majors because of the birth of her first child.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion took off the jacket before the match and played in a matching two-piece outfit.
Later in the match on a cool and windy day on Court Philippe Chatrier, Williams put on a plain black sweatshirt.
Williams said the mid-match outfit change didn't have anything to do with the temperature, though.