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Serena Williams is well used to winning. After 23 Grand Slam trophies, you'd think she'd eventually take her eye off the ball, but you'd be wrong.

We're all familiar with her INCREDIBLE fashion sense, and cutting edge tennis court style. Her partnership with Nike has seen her expand the borders of fashion in women's sport.

If we cast our minds back, we can remember her controversially banned the Black Panther catsuit (the NECK):

She really ace'd that one, and it even helped her circulation after suffering from blood clots during the delivery of her ADORABLE baby daughter, Alexis Olympia.

After being ridiculously barred from wearing the "disrespectful" suit, an absurdly sexist rule, she traded it for a tutu and played the hell on.

Oh, and the tutu was designed by none other than Virgil Abloh, the newest talent making waves at Louis Vuitton.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Everyone was wondering what fashion gold Serena would bring to the Australian Open, where she's currently competing. Not to mention winning, as per. All she does is WIN.

She stunned crowds by wearing a turquoise romper that cleared our skin and filled our bank balance. It's iconique. She's doing God's work by spilling such tea all over the sexist tennis rules.

Officials to Serena: We're banning the catsuit.

Serena taking zero of their sh*t: I'm gonna alter it slightly and play on, mmkay? Cut the legs off:

Slay, Kween.

People are rightfully shook, there's even fishnet tights to go alongside it. The details, we can't even.

The tweets are clearly off the hook, with Serena once again being compared to a superhero. You know, because she is one.

Naturally, her supportive husband Alexis Ohanian Sr. tweeted his love of the romper:

 In conclusion, Serena is straight up FIRE in the fashion world, and we don't deserve her.

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The Eiffel Tower is one of the most iconic monuments in the world.

The architecture and breathtaking views make it into something that should be on everyone's bucket list, but how about taking those views in while travelling at 55m/h… on a rope?

Yes, dare devils, you can now zipline off the Eiffel Tower, and we don't know whether to be frightened or excited.

Conde Nast Traveller has reported that for a limited time only you can zipline down the Parisian statue for absolutely free.

Why for free, you ask? Well, the stunt, called Le Perrier Smash, is set up to promote the French Open. 

If you're up for it, you'll travel up the tower until you reach 375 feet.

You'll then have a harness put on you, so your only job is to jump off and fly high at 55m/h (the same speed of a tennis serve, FYI).

While flying, you'll travel across the Champs de Mars and land at L’Ecole Militaire.

The attraction opened yesterday and will remain open until June 11. 

And if you're a bit too scared to hop on board, there's a virtual version which will leave your feet planted firmly on the ground.

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Tennis champion Maria Sharapova has confirmed she does not wish to retire from the sport, and hopes to play again, despite having just failed a major doping test.

The 28-year-old, who is currently the world's highest-paid female athlete, announced the doping news in front of a packed press conference in Los Angeles this evening.

She explained that she had received word from the International Tennis Federation that she tested positive for the banned substance meldonium at the Australian Open in January 2016.

Meldonium was added to the Federation's official banned substance list at the beginning of January, but Maria said it had been prescribed to her by her family doctor for the last ten years.

"I've made a huge mistake," she told the gathered media.

"I know that with this I face consequences… I don’t want to end my career this way and I hope that I will have a chance to play again."

Meldonium is thought to increase endurance, improve rehabilitation after exercise, and protect the body against stress.

Many press outlets had predicted that Maria's "major announcement" would be related to her retirement, but she assured them this was not the case – and did so quite sassily indeed.

"I know many of you thought that I would be announcing my retirement but if I was ever going to… it would probably not be in a downtown Los Angeles hotel with this fairly ugly carpet."

Maria has won five Grand Slam singles titles and has won each of the four major tournaments – the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the United States Open – at least once. 

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