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Venus' dress the talk of Paris

2010-05-27 09:46

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."

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Comments
  • Stuart - 2010-05-27 10:21

    For such a magnificent sportswoman and role model to millions of young aspiring children to present herself like this is a huge disappointment.It is simply inappropriate.

  • Eish - 2010-05-27 10:29

    It sucked, nobody wants to see your naked bumm illusion. The dress looked like it belonged in the bedroom and not on the tennis court. Tennis players look fresh and proffesional in white tennis clothes. Looks like her boobs are alos about to pop out.....no illusion there :(

  • LUMP OF COAL - 2010-05-27 10:29

    Maybe she is hoping to attract Tiger ???? Oh no ..... he only fancies blondes !!!

  • HLF - 2010-05-27 10:38

    She looks like she should be parading herself down the road at the Moulin Rouge and not at the French Open.

  • Robo - 2010-05-27 10:55

    Looks awesome !!!!!! you go Girl

  • jo - 2010-05-27 11:04

    Stuart I agree. It looks like lingire! This is not approriate. I am just worried that the private parts are going to hang out! I hold my breath with every move she makes!!

  • @Stuart - 2010-05-27 11:14

    Totally agree with you Stuart. She should audition for the Playboy Mansion and give up tennis!

  • Lily White - 2010-05-27 11:15

    I liked it. I still like it. It's the same length as most tennsi outfits, and she IS wearing underwear. Just because you cant see it doesn't mean it's not there. So it's the same as all outfits, just different colours. Not everything has to be white. Especially at the French Open. This is NOT Wimbledon!!!

  • What else mate? - 2010-05-27 11:25

    What else can you expect from a ghetto slut?Money can never buy class.

  • tempgal - 2010-05-27 11:28

    it just looks like those naughty underwear dat mama loves getting me

  • moloko - 2010-05-27 11:35

    Perfect!!!! you never go wrong with the african skin. go girl true beauty

  • Jimbo - 2010-05-27 11:44

    Venus: I think Dad is slipping male hormones into our breakfast cereal! Serena: Why do you say that? Venus: I have hair on my chest thats stretches all the way down my tummy! Serena: Well how far does it go? Venus: All the way to my balls!

  • Steve - 2010-05-27 11:45

    Be more worried about your kid selling her ass on the street corner than a bold fasion statement. Go Venus, very clever and Paris-centric.

  • k - 2010-05-27 11:46

    the dress look nice...but i dont think it belong on the tennis court.

  • jvr - 2010-05-27 12:06

    ag pllleeezzz give this dress to Sharapova - who gives a damn what Venus wears

  • venus - 2010-05-27 12:15

    @what else mate: what else can you expect from a coward sitting behind a computer shooting his mouth off. that ghetto slut can buy you 10 times over. kills u doesnt it? you disrespectful pig. BTW love the dress...

  • cath - 2010-05-27 12:40

    I don't think the outfit is particularly appropriate for the tennis court, but the comment from What else mate is totally uncalled for.

  • Di - 2010-05-27 12:51

    bet no-one was watching her tennis. everyone waiting with bated breath for those boobs to pop out! highly inappropriate for the tennis court. in fact quite disgusting. she waaay too large to be wearing that in public.

  • StuartW - 2010-05-27 13:04

    @jvr....I agree with you...Maria would do the dress justice....

  • Simon - 2010-05-27 13:21

    Venus and Serena are on top of the world at the moment. Why not flaunt their ASSets...they deserve all the attention? LOL

  • Gatiep - 2010-05-27 15:19

    @What else mate? : Kiss your mother with that mouth ? I'm sure your mom is proud of how she raised you.

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