Serena Williams says her one-legged catsuit was a “last-minute” addition to her Australian Open wardrobe.

Williams told media the catsuit wasn’t in the original plan for this year’s tournament.

Serena Williams says her catsuit outfit for the Australian Open was ‘last minute’. Photo: Tennis Australia/ NATASHA MORELLO

“Yeah, actually, this outfit was last-minute, to be honest,” She said after her 6-3, 6-0 second round win over Nina Stojanovic.

“I just felt like the design that we had before wasn’t as Serena-esque, 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.

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“So, yeah. So it’s light. It’s actually, if you look up close, 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. Nude colour, though.”