Serena Williams’ attitude defused dress code row, says French Open director

first_imgMOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal The move comes hot on the heels of a furor following French tennis federation chief Bernard Giudicelli describing the “Black Panther” catsuit American star Williams wore at the French Open in May as “going too far”.Williams at the time took the announcement in her stride, describing her relationship with the French Open organizers as wonderful.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“He’s (Guidicelli) been so easy to talk to,” Williams said. “My whole team is basically French so, yeah, we have a wonderful relationship.”Forget congratulated Williams on her attitude. “Why not reconcile elegance without harming the creativity of designers,” he suggested.Forget gave a few examples of over-extravagant outfits including the denim jeans and fluorescent leggings once worn by Andre Agassi, Gustavo Kuerten’s yellow t-shirt in 1997 and Stan Wawrinka’s checked shorts in 2015.“We have a new stadium renovation and new outfits would reconcile elegance, modernity and practicality,” he said.Forget went on to say that perhaps the completion of the new look Roland Garros site in 2021 might be the perfect time to introduce the dress code.Rafael Nadal voiced support for the move from the US Open on Monday explaining he saw no reason the French Open, which he has won eleven times, couldn’t limit what players wear.“I really believe when you have a tournament like Wimbledon that does what they want you cannot say to another event that they have to do another thing,” he said.“Why if Wimbledon have their own rules, why can’t Roland Garros?” NVGRELATED STORIES:Serena Williams returns in style at US OpenFashion flap: Serena OK with French Open despite catsuit ban LATEST STORIEScenter_img View comments “With social media everything goes viral these days,” Forget said.“Serena was perfect, defusing any budding controversy,” he explained.“The idea with the dress code will be much more flexible than the one at Wimbledon, which has hardened over time,” he said.Wimbledon has a strict all-white dress code for it’s June lawn tennis tournament.“Our current regulations allow for anything and with no framework, some feel certain players are a bit too out there,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Serena Williams at the French Open 2018. Image: CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFPFrench Open director Guy Forget says Serena Williams’ attitude defused a potential row over an up-coming dress code that he insists will be far less strict than the one at Wimbledon, French sports daily L’Equipe reported on Tuesday.The idea he said would be to establish a certain level of elegance or as he put it “a Roland Garros style”.ADVERTISEMENT PBA: NLEX bounces back, sidetracks Columbian Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img

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