The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has released clarifications to its clothing rules that would allow U.S. star Serena Williams to wear the black catsuit that caused a stir at the French Open earlier this year.

Under newly released rule changes, both compression shorts and leggings are allowed, the BBC reported Thursday.

The catsuit, which Williams dedicated to mothers everywhere and said made her feel like she was a "queen from Wakanda," a reference the film "Black Panther," had drawn criticism from French Tennis Federation President Bernard Giudicelli after she wore the outfit at Roland-Garros this summer. 


Shortly after the tournament, the French Open introduced a stricter dress code banning the catsuit. 

“It will no longer be accepted. One must respect the game and the place,” Giudicelli said at the time.

However, Williams said she had worn the suit, which was a full-body compression garment, to help with blood clots, a health issue she has dealt with in the past.

Though the WTA’s rule clarifications may not allow Williams to wear the outfit at the next French Open, in 2019, she will be able to wear it at other tournaments, according to Yahoo Sports.