French Open

Venus' dress the talk of Paris

2010-05-27 09:46
Venus Williams (File)
Paris - Venus Williams is still answering questions about the self-designed lace dress she's wearing at the French Open.

VIDEO: Venus' outfit causing the stir at the French Open

After the American's second-round victory at the French Open on Wednesday, reporters were as interested in her fashion statement as her play. An initial query about her opponent was followed by eight consecutive questions related to what she wore on court.

Williams said the corset-like outfit's overlay and skin-toned undergarments are "about the illusion of bareness."

She also said: "The illusion of just having bare skin is definitely for me a lot more beautiful."

Williams wore the same dress during her first-round victory on Sunday.

"It gives the illusion that she's naked (underneath), but she isn't," French Tennis Federation spokesperson Christophe Proust said on Wednesday.

"Maybe some people didn't like it, but from what I know there was no angry reaction from the organisers or French federation officials."

Read more on:    french open  |  venus williams
NEXT ON SPORT24X

Federer leads Swiss quest

2014-11-21 10:49

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
21 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

3 sports games you have to watch this weekend

Whether it’s date night or a braai with buddies, plan around these three exciting sporting games!

 
 

Men24.com

How to maintain your mo, bro
Hottie of the day: Colette
Pro-skater Tony Hawk rides a hoverboard!
10 ways to drive her wild!
Vote

Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.