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Serena Williams' Outfit For The U.S. Open Gives French Open Officials A Big Middle Finger 🔥

By Erica Diaz

Black women in the United States die from childbirth complications 3 to 4 times as often as white women do. Serena Williams almost joined that tragic statistic after the birth of her child. Thankfully, she came through her complications, but now that she and her medical team knew blood clots were a potential issue for the athlete, some things had to change. 

With that in mind, the team came together to design a compression suit that would help her blood move safely through her body and keep her safer from clots. The suit, which some people came to call Black Panther, was a simple sleek black compression garment consisting of long pants and what looked, basically, like a t-shirt. It bore a bold red stripe across the middle. 

You've probably seen it. She shared it on her Instagram page when she started wearing it, along with an encouraging message to mothers everywhere who struggled with recovery like she did.