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Venus Williams Causes Stir With Lace Corset Outfit at the French Open

Cool or Not: Venus Williams's French Open Outfit

Venus Williams raised a few eyebrows at the French Open this weekend, but it wasn't necessarily for her tennis skills (I mean, she kills it on the court!). The tennis star showed up wearing a red and black lace corset-like outfit for her match against Patty Schnyder — it was a little boudoir looking by way of the Moulin Rouge. To make things even more risqué were the nude compression shorts Venus wore underneath her black lace tutu. When Venus's skirt flew up, the shorts gave the illusion that she was naked underneath. Yowza!

This is not the first time Venus (or her sister) has pushed the boundaries when it comes to on-court outfits. Venus donned a very similar number at the Sony Ericsson Open last month. Both outfits are from Venus's clothing line, EleVen. Do you think Venus should be able to express herself as she chooses on the court? Tell me . . .


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whatwouldruthdo whatwouldruthdo 5 years
It's great. Good for her. If you have that kind of talent I think you should be able to take a lot of latitude with your wardrobe choices.
Arthur Arthur 5 years
bring back tennis whites!! let the play speak for itself, not the outfit. ps. she rocks
zeze zeze 5 years
Why would it be "not cool" I don't get it. It's not my style but then again I'm not wearing it. She's great at what she does and she's dressed within the expected attire for the game...so what am I missing?
Berzerker Berzerker 5 years
She got our attention, so mission accomplished.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 5 years
I think it looks tacky and ridiculous, but I don't watch tennis, so thankfully I'm rarely suggested to her personal "style."
KMattes KMattes 5 years
She looks hot! Not that it really matters though.
Spectra Spectra 5 years
Who cares what she wears when she plays tennis? As long as she's comfortable in it, she should be allowed to wear whatever she wants.
itsallabouttheg itsallabouttheg 5 years
lace doesn't seem like the most logical choice for athletic pursuits, but i think it's cool that venus has the confidence to inject her own style into what she wears on the court. she's remains a phenomenal athlete, so i don't see an issue.
doogirl doogirl 5 years
She looks great, why is this such a big deal?
Dbaby Dbaby 5 years
if she's fine with it, that's her deal. Dressing oneself is the ultimate in personal expression. Good for her for having the guts to wear something daring... It's not my style, but then again, I didn't choose to wear it.
runswimmerrun runswimmerrun 5 years
I personally think it looks tacky, but it is no sexier or more revealing than other tennis outfits. She should be able to express her personal style. I say, go for it.
SFCA SFCA 5 years
Ok....wth
Zulkey Zulkey 5 years
I'm not really going to judge when the majority of women on the covers of health magazines are wearing much, much less.
sourcherries sourcherries 5 years
Umm, not sure I really care cuz have you seen how she plays?? Super awesome!
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