Serena Williams's Hot Pink Bodysuit Explained

04/20/2011 at 01:00 PM ET

Serena Williams Pink Bodysuit ExplainedCourtesy Serena Williams

When Serena William posted a TwitPic of herself playing tennis in a hot pink bodysuit last week, she sent the fashion world into a frenzy. “Honestly, I just Tweeted a picture in the suit and I didn’t realize it would go that crazy,” she told PEOPLE Tuesday night at the Range Rover Evoque Event in N.Y.C. And while she finds the attention to be fairly amusing, the story behind the suit is a bit more serious. “After my hematoma, I have to wear something like a long bodysuit to keep my stomach warm,” she explained, adding the skintight suit helps for compression purposes. “My practices are really … interesting right now.” Williams, who was first sidelined from the tennis courts last year by a foot injury, then her health scare, said she hopes to return to the sport soon. But she wants the focus to be more on her form, and less on her infamous fashion. “I think I’m going to come back casual,” she shared. “I don’t want to shock too many people too much. I want it to be all about my tennis.” Off the court, her illness and injury have also affected her style: “I have to wear flats,” she said, not so happily. “Hopefully, in the summer I can wear heels. I am a girl that loves heels. I can’t wait.” Until then, Williams, who said she’s “on the up” and “feeling so much better,” is “counting her blessings” and planning her next practice outfit. When asked how long she’ll be wearing the bodysuit for, she cheekily replied, “As long as you guys want to see it.” —Jenisha Watts


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Kim on

Do we really have nothing to talk about other than what Serena Williams is wearing during a practice…LOL. I am amused by many of the comments here – what she wears is NOT that serious!

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Wandab on

I send my prayers out to Serena & Venus and pray they have a full recovery soon! I started watching tennis because of the William’s sisters and am addicted now! It really hasn’t been that great this year without them playing although Wozniacki, Stosur & Radwanska are doing great! I pay for a 2nd DVR so I can record all the tennis mainly the Grand Slams, ATP and WTA tournaments. When they are on I am glued to the TV. My plan was to go to the US Open this year but after I heard neither of the Williams would be able to play I cancelled my trip. I’m looking forward to 2012 tennis season and Pray both of them will be back for all the Slams. Love, love, love Tennis and Serena & Venus!!! Wandab of San Jose, CA

raul on

Yeah right Serena, after taht facelift and nosejob ( in the slightest so no one figures out ) you have now started showing signs of coming back … since your surgery for your face has stabilised.

you did get a haematoma but taht was an offset of your facial and nose surgery and not the foot injury you got.

Be honest serena, people are fed up of you lying and trying to pick up attention like an ADD patient.

The ones who support you are mainly black and no matter how many murders you commit they wrongfully support you and attack others for saying anythign against you. its like people should not dislike or cannot dislike an individual at all anymore.

Anita on

Why the uproar over pink? She looks fierce in that body suit. Let’s us know she’s getting back in shape and ready to play for us again. Why does she need a skirt over that to practice? Key word, people… practice!
I’m just glad she’s practicing and on the mend! Come on, Serena!!! Wear whatever you want as long as you win!!! Yeaaaa!

Deonte on

raul you have problems, tell me again how do you know she had a nose job. Im sorry by the way your talking you would think your with her everyday. so shut up and mind your own bizz

R H Foster on

Keep going Serena, Don`t stop for notting.
You are the best in tennis.
you play the excl. and YOU LOOK GOOOOOD.

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