Venus Williams is known to create quite the buzz on court with her wardrobe choices (remember her lingerie–esque ensemble at the French Open?), and this year’s U.S. Open has been no exception.
The tennis star defeated Shahar Peer in straight sets on Sunday, but it was her hot-pink sheer tennis dress with matching short-shorts that got people buzzing — and tongues wagging.
And if you’ve been following the tennis open, you’ll undoubtedly remember (how could you forget) that Venus’ skintight rhinestone-encrusted, booty-revealing outfit made an encore during last night’s match against Francesca Schiavone. That and she moved on to the semi-finals.
Initially revealing the sparkly tennis dress on Friday playing against Mandy Minella, the black sheer get-up resembled something you’d be more likely to see in a nightclub, rather than a tennis court. But it’s the hot-pink version of her initial attire that has really created frenzy and set the blogosphere on fire.
When asked by reporters what prompted her latest fashion choice, Venus simply replied: “This outfit was supposed to be about New York. It’s like bursts of fireworks.”
Um, perhaps there are other ways to show your patriotism without having to tug it back over your behind after every point? Just saying.
Potential wardrobe malfunction aside, I am looking forward to seeing what Venus flaunts next during the semis!
What do you think of Venus’ colorful outfits? Do you find her tennis garb too distracting, or do you love her flair for fashion?