Serena Williams continued her smooth passage through the draw with another convincing victory to reach the third round of the Australian Open for the 19th time on Wednesday.
Williams, whose one-legged catsuit is inspired by former sprinter Florence Griffith Joyner, has been in a hurry and dropped just five games in her first two matches.
She was tested in the first set on Wednesday by 99th-ranked Serbian Nina Stojanovic but cruised thereafter to win 6-3 6-0 and set up a third-round clash with Russian teenager Anastasia Potapova
Speaking about the catsuit, Williams said: “Actually, this outfit was last minute to be honest. I just felt like the design that we had before wasn’t as Serena eques, and so the Nike team went back and created something very Serena-like and didn’t have time to put it in retail, so it was definitely more of a last-minute outfit than usual.
“It’s actually breathable and it’s perforated, so it’s actually super light and to a point where I need to make sure I’m wearing underwear (laughing),” Serena said.