Serena Williams speaks out against the French Open band: “Everything’s Fine.”
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It’s being reported that stricter dress code has been instituted ahead of this year’s tournament, with Serena merely posing as the first of many casualties. “I think that sometimes we’ve gone too far,” said French Tennis Federation president Bernard Giudicelli of the precedent they’d set in the past. “It will no longer be accepted; one must respect the game and the place.”
Serena downplayed a potential rift in saying, “Everything’s fine, guys, he’s (Giudicelli) been so easy to talk to. My whole team is basically French, so, yeah, we have a wonderful relationship. I’m sure we would come to an understanding and everything will be okay. Yeah, so it wouldn’t be a big deal.” The Finals begin on Monday.