Sarena Williams rocking a black tutu dress. Picture: Twitter.
Following the banning of her all-black catsuit costume that drew comparisons to Marvel’s Black Panther at the French Open, one of Serena Williams’ biggest sponsor, Nike, chose to celebrate her for the queen that she is. 

To lift the spirit of this multiple grand title winner, Nike has created an advert using home video that dates back from 29 August 1991. The video shows 9-year-old Serena, training with her father, Richard Williams. 

The brand also issued a statement regarding the banning of the stylish catsuit outfit, stating that “ you can take the superhero out of her costume, but you can never take away her superpowers”. 

And while the French Open might have been “unfair” to Williams, her fans continue to show her love and support.