The French Tennis Federation (FTF) took matters into its own hands as it decided to ban Serena Willaims' new catsuit designed by Nike.

As per an ESPN report, FTF President Bernard Giudicelli stated in an interview that Nike's catsuit which Serena had worn would not be permitted under the new dress code. He said, "We've gone too far." The French Open 2019 is still nine months away, and it seems slightly bizarre to ban an outfit, which Willams primarily wore due to medical reasons.

No clear reason was given by FTF

As reported by Yahoo Sports, Giuadicelli said that the outfit won't be accepted by the French Open anymore, as he feels a player should be respecting the sport and the place.

Though, it wasn't really clear how did the catsuit outfit disrespect the game or the French Federation.

The FTF received some criticism on the social media especially Guidicelli, for his remarks about the dress code problems. One notable tweet from Andy Roddick referred to the decision of banning the catsuit as "dumb" and said that it would be better if the sport got out of its own way.

Williams not bothered by the decision

Serena Williams didn't appear to be troubled by the verdict. William attended a press meet on Saturday in the build-up to the U.S.

Open and said that it was obvious as Gland Slams have their own rights and can wish to do what they want to do.

Williams went on say that Giuadicelli has been friendly to her as she finds him easy to talk to. She reassured the press that her relationship with the FTF and its President is pleasant and that she is absolutely fine with the decision made by them.

Williams said, “I feel like if and when, or if they know that some things are for health reasons, then there’s no way that they wouldn’t be okay with it."

Williams revealed that she won't be donning the catsuit again. “When it comes to fashion, you don’t want to be a repeat offender", she said jokingly.

The reactions to this decision to ban the catsuit are mixed from other Tennis players. Rafael Nadal was the first to back the French Open over policies to implement a stricter dress code at Roland Garros The Metro quoted him as saying, ‘I think that everybody is fair to do whatever works better for the tournament,’ he said. ‘Why if Wimbledon have their own rules, why Roland Garros cannot have it?’ he added.

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