While Barty was securing just her second-ever main draw win at Roland Garros in five appearances - and first since her hiatus from the sport at the end of 2014 - Williams was making a much-anticipated Parisian return of her own.
The singles victor between Barty and Williams will play either German 12th seed Julia Goerges or Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck on Saturday for a place in the last 16.
Pliskova, ranked 70th in the world, said she expected Williams would not play as well as she did - the Czech player out-aced Williams - but the 23-time grand slam victor proved to be a tough opponent as usual.
As you can imagine, waves of support flooded in, with users likening her "Wakanda-inspired" (in Williams' own words) outfit to that of a superhero and proclaiming her the G.O.A.T. - which, let's be honest, she probably is. So the suit has definitely a little functionality to it. "I have been wearing trousers in general a lot when I play so I can keep, you know, the blood circulation going".
The suit is, however, not only fun but also functional.
There is also a symbolism about it, too.
"The biggest difference is definitely I'm semi on time today", she continued.
After months of worrying more about diapers than drop shots, of breastfeeding for what she called "a really, really, really long time", of organizing her practice schedule around her newborn's nap schedule, Williams was back to doing what she's most famous for, in an arena where she earned trophies in 2002, 2013 and 2015. It's really fun. Although we designed it way before the movie, but still, it kind of reminds me of that.
She said recently: "One minute, everything's going according to plan, and then I'm being wheeled off for surgery".
She added: "I'm always living in a fantasy world". Following an emergency C-section, blood clots in her lungs, and a second surgery, Williams also dealt with postpartum depression. "I have been putting a lot of work in on the court, off the court, on the court, on the court, off the court - that's kind of been my life".
"I think she played better than I expected, so it was a tough match".
"But I think I'm in a very different place". "Olympia was born and she had my arms, and instead of being sad and fearful about what people would say about her, I was just so happy".
"She's a genuine champion".
Williams, who has been out for more than a year after discovering she was pregnant just before the 2017 Australian Open.
Williams was equally effusive about Barty.
The skintight outfit also serves a serious objective, helping the 23-time grand slam champion's blood circulation after a hard childbirth. The athlete was bed-ridden for six weeks and still managed to come back to the game a victor. "It makes me laugh that many parents only talk about the attractive, but it's also hard and there are sacrifices".
"She does everything great".
After all, even 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer suffered a knee injury while running a bath for his twins in 2016.
Mexico , the European Union and Canada immediately announced plans to retaliate with their own tariffs against American products. Ben Sasse, R-Neb. "We've been down this road before-blanket protectionism is a big part of why America had a Great Depression".
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