It’s that time of year again where the best of the best in tennis compete in the first Grand Slam of the year at the Australian Open. Returning champions defend their crown and newcomers attempt to shine while the audience watches in awe at the exhibition of sports genius. While most are talking about who advanced to the next round and what is in store for them, others have decided to zone in on the fashion of the Australian Open.
The Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, have long been known to wear short and skimpy outfits to previous tennis competitions. Every year it seems like the dresses get shorter and shorter, while the gossip gets hotter and hotter. Well, this year is no different. Venus Williams debuted her shortest dress at the 2011 Australian Open on Monday night in a match against Sara Errani, who she swiftly beat 6-3, 6-2. According to a post-game interview, Venus Williams short dress would have been even more controversial if she had gone with the nude shorts she originally intended to wear beneath the sheer blue dress. Venus Williams opted for a more conservative black short but still dress much gossip.
Two schools of thoughts prevail when it comes to women’s tennis fashion. Some think the fashion is important and is a way for the player to make a statement, or announce a sponsership. Others feel that there is no such thing as fashion in tennis. Tennis is solely a sport and should be watched for the sport and not for what the athletes are wearing. Take a look at a picture of Venus Williams’ short dress by clicking here. What do you think? Has Venus Williams gone too far and worn a dress that’s just too short? Or does it not matter what she’s wearing? Share your thoughts by posting a comment below.
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