But as well as her performance, the 36-year-old's black outfit was making headlines with the American insisting it was "fun as well as functional" in a nod to the severe health problems she suffered after giving birth to daughter Alexis Olympia in September.
Serena Williams is proud of her body. And now the fashion-forward healthy-living mogul just launched a line of mood-boosting apparel created to help other women dress their way to confidence too.
Serena last competed more than a year ago, when she took out the 2017 Australian Open while eight weeks pregnant. I always wanted to be a superhero, and it's kind of my way of being a superhero. "I feel good and just so happy to be back here".
"I think people have to talk about it more because it's nearly like the fourth trimester, it's part of the pregnancy". Sharapova managed to turn things around, and Hogenkamp angrily tossed her racket at the red clay after Sharapova resisted pressure on her serve in the sixth game, saving two break points.
In fact, because of postpartum medical issues, she said she occasionally wasn't sure if she was going to make it back in the sport.
"But I think I'm in a very different place".
But her attire was the main focus at Roland Garros as Williams took to the court in an all-black Nike "catsuit".
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With Tuesday's matches delayed because of rain earlier in the day, No. 1-ranked Simona Halep had her first-round match postponed until Wednesday. It's really fun. Although we designed it way before the movie, but still, it kind of reminds me of that.
As fans may already know, the sisters played against Shuko Aoyama and Miyu Kato at the French Open today, and they managed to come out victorious. And it's good for her, because it's hard for her to play with better players and everybody needs to be challenged as much as possible to improve.
Serena won her singles match on Tuesday - her first in 16 months - beating Kristyna Pliskova 7-6, 6-4.
The last time she had been spotted on a court was in a first-round loss to Naomi Osaka in Miami in March.
"They're surprised. They don't expect a woman to play like that, that's what they tell me all the time", said Mouratoglou.
Williams' next assignment is a meeting with Australian 17th seed Ashleigh Barty, who eased past Natalia Vikhlyantseva in straight sets.
The catsuit, according to Williams, is created to help prevent blood clots and also wanted to represent for the moms out there who might need a boost of confidence after giving birth to their little ones.