Venus Williams, 29-years-old, is known for her tennis skills and fashion statements, but at the French Open, going on now in Paris, she is addressing both. Wearing a lacy black “Can-Can” corset with spaghetti straps and red trim, Venus danced her way through 6-3, 6-3 victory over longtime foil Patty Schnyder in the opening round. Not only will her game be hard to challenge, but her outfit will be topless, what we mean is, no one will be able to top it.
“The outfit is all about illusion,” she said. “That has been a lot of my motif there year, illusion, and it’s about kind of having that illusion of wearing lace and not having anything take away under it. These days I have a lot of fun with my designs.”
Venus has been making some distinct fashion statement in her own designs. She wore a similar head turning corset at the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne earlier this year (pictured below).