She also needed surgery to have a filter inserted into a major vein, preventing new clots from migrating to her lungs.
"So it is definitely a little functionality to it".
Pliskova, a lefty whose twin sister upset Williams in the 2016 U.S. Open semifinals, actually hit more aces, 15. "It's a fun suit, but it's also functional so I'm able to play without any problems".
There is also a symbolism about it, too.
"The biggest difference is definitely I'm semi on time today", she said.
"I call it, like, my Wakanda-inspired catsuit", referring to the fictional nation in the film "Black Panther".
Then, perhaps questioning her own words as she heard them, she paused, before adding with a laugh: "I think deep down, we all know the answer to that".
"I hope now we can wear leggings alone! I always wanted to be a super hero".
"I've been injured so many times, and played on it, my body is used to adjusting".
In an Instagram following the match, Williams dedicated her first time back on the court to all the moms out there.
She is playing at a Slam for the first time since winning the Australian Open in 2017 when she was already nearly two months pregnant.
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"It's been a few years now". "I think I'll have to use those experiences, both the good and the bad from that match, going into my next match". I miss playing tennis.
"I have been really enjoying it".
The Russian, who was Paris champion in 2012 and 2014, fired 35 winners in her victory on Court Suzanne Lenglen.
An error-strewn game from Serena saw her broken at 3-3, but she broke right back and held to love consolidating at 5-3. In the victory, Barty won 83 percent of her first serve points and 62 percent of her second serve points.
"Well, she's playing unbelievable, and she's had such an wonderful year last year and this year, as well", Williams said.
It affects more than one in 10 women, but it can often go untraced because the effects - which include a persistent feeling of sadness and struggling to bond with their baby - can come on gradually.
"She does everything great. Long enough for you to be able to watch me, cheer me on, and be proud of me".
"Supermama is back. Second time is better still".
The tennis ace defeated Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 in the first round at Roland-Garros, and afterwards said the new black catsuit she was sporting on court had helped her win.
But with officials controversially overlooking the 451st-ranked Williams for a seeding, one will be making a premature departure.