But her attire was the main focus at Roland Garros as Williams took to the court in an all-black Nike "catsuit".
Williams is just getting back on to the court after giving birth to her daughter last September.
It was a far from easy first Grand Slam appearance back for the American, but she closed out a hard-fought win in two tight sets.
After trailing 3-0 in the tiebreaker, she reeled off six points in a row.
The 36-year-old has a tricky matchup with 17th-seeded Ashleigh Barty in the second round.
Pliskova also broke to tie the game at 3-3.
Neither player had been broken until that point with world No. 70 Pliskova refusing to be unnerved by her star opponent, firing down 10 aces in a tightly contested opener. This was first match on the terre battue since losing the 2016 French open final to the then first-time champion Garbine Muguruza. Time management means more to her now.
"I feel like a warrior in it, like a warrior princess kind of, queen from Wakanda maybe".
A reporter wanted to know whether Williams believes she can win the title again.
She had deliberately held back from a return, skipping Rome and Madrid, in order to make sure she was ready to compete on what is her least natural surface, training at the academy belonging to her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou.
Arriving on Philippe Chatrier Court in a black catsuit, offset with a pinkish-red waistband, Williams saved a break point in the 12th game to send the opener into a tiebreak.
"Last time I won a round was three years ago and I actually battled an injury". But what every mother around the world does not have in common with Williams is trying to juggle all those demands while attempting to get back into tip-top shape in order to win Grand Slam titles.
"We designed it way before the movie", she said, "but still, it kind of reminds me of that".
This was also her first match since the hoopla over her seeding and tennis's attitude towards new moms.
But as the match wore on, and rust fell from the American's game, she single-mindedly imposed her will. "I think there is a donation to charity for each ace, so both of us helped".
Beginning his bid for a record-extending 11th championship at Roland Garros, Nadal needed to erase four set points to close things out Tuesday.
Speaking to Lampard on BT Sport , Salah said, 'I learnt a lot from Jose, from the club. "It doesn't look good". Real Madrid went on to secure a 3-1 win and claim the trophy for the third season in a row.
Jackson added that she'd like to go SC for the holiday, but gas prices are so high she sometimes has to choose between activities. If you're traveling this Memorial Day weekend, there are some things you can do to essentially get the most from your gas tank.
The 29-year old was 8 from 15 balls before the start of the 18th over, when he decided he had seen enough and cut loose. He was up against a tailender in Shardul Thakur, and few would have fancied him to concede 17 runs off that over.
A service dog went into labor and delivered eight puppies in the middle of a terminal at Tampa International Airport on Friday. The puppies, their parents, and humans missed the flight. "I have to go, the father is getting excited", she said.
A storm surge watch remains in effect for much of northern Florida, from the Suwannee to Navarre in the Panhandle. An Air Force hurricane hunter aircraft found stronger winds in Alberto of about 65 miles per hour Sunday night.
State Supreme Court Justice Donald Greenwood rejected that as outrageous, the Post-Standard of Syracuse reported . Earlier this week the whole family got together for a court hearing, because quality time is important.
At the height of the storm, the water had risen above the first floor of some buildings, Howard County emergency officials said. Some people in Ellicott City's historic downtown say they are determined to rebuild after Sunday's devastation.
They're crossing fingers whenever Kevon Looney , Jordan Bell and/or Nick Young are pressed to play more than 15 minutes. Houston doesn't necessarily need Paul to win a Game 7 at home, but it's pretty tough to imagine them doing it.
It had fallen to a record 4.9253 on Wednesday, before closing 2 percent stronger following the central bank's intervention. But doing so will make borrowing more expensive and likely have a negative effect on economic growth.
The violent demonstrations were meant to end on May 15, but Hamas leaders have said they want them to continue. Israeli military tanks shelled the Gaza Strip on Sunday, killing at least two Palestinians.
She was in very good spirits early in the race, when she started on the inside of Row 3 and was running near the top 10. The 36-year-old was able to climb out of the vehicle under her own power before making a visit to the medical center.
However, experts have cast doubt on whether the North is capable yet of creating a nuclear warhead for a missile. Trump earlier on Friday hailed the quote "warm and productive statement" from Pyongyang...
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