Depth of Field: At the French Open, Serena Williams Is a Study in Motion

Serena Williams descended upon the clay courts of the French Open in Paris this week, where a year ago she became a lodestar of ridiculous controversy. In one early bout, Williams' decision to wear a black catsuit resulted in a violation; the form of dress has since been banned by the French Tennis Federation. "The combination of Serena this year, for example, it will no longer be accepted," FTF President Bernard Giudicelli told Tennis magazine. "You have to respect the game and the place." The press praised the outfit. Fans loved it. For Williams, the reason was more practical: she said the suit helped to prevent blood clots that started forming after the birth of her daughter, Alexis Jr. (some …