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Tennis star shows off her showgirl look - Venus Williams

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Venus Williams took it back to the '90s with the outfit she wore Thursday night at a match in Key Biscayne. The 1890s, that is.

In her opening match at the Sony Ericsson Open, Venus wore a red, spaghetti-strapped corset trimmed with a flounce. It was part can-can, part Valentine's Day. And though it certainly flouts the conventions of tennis fashion, the dress worked: Venus won the match 6-4, 6-3.

Nobody seemed to care too much about that though. The first eight questions at the post-match press conference were about the dress.

"The motif is really about sporty sexy, and kind of that whole attitude of bringing that to my game," she said. "I usually don't wear red. This is kind of new for me."

Venus said she plans to wear the dress for her next match as well. If it continues to bring victories, who knows ... maybe she'll get one in white for Wimbledon.
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I'm gonna file this under 'yet another reason to totally love and adore Venus Williams'.
This dress is really something.
Too bad yahoo showed her at her most intense moments which make her look a bit masculine. Yahoo, could you not show pictures of her like waiting to return serve or something?

Anyway, Venus you look darling. I love the 'saloon' theme of tha dress. Still, of all her famous dresses, the Von Fustenberg Wimbledon dress will never be outdone. And also the Black Eleven USO outfit from a few years back. Those two are the mount Rushmore of Venus dresses.
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I actually love the dress. Suits her really well!
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I want to see her in Paris in that.

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I'm not sure about the dress

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i LOOOOOVED the black Eleven USO outfit.

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I'm gonna file this under 'yet another reason to totally love and adore Venus Williams'.
This dress is really something.
Too bad yahoo showed her at her most intense moments which make her look a bit masculine. Yahoo, could you not show pictures of her like waiting to return serve or something?

Anyway, Venus you look darling. I love the 'saloon' theme of tha dress. Still, of all her famous dresses, the Von Fustenberg Wimbledon dress will never be outdone. And also the Black Eleven USO outfit from a few years back. Those two are the mount Rushmore of Venus dresses.
It is the teenies/tennies or whatever this decade is called, it is perfectly ok for anyone to look masculine or feminine esp. so for athletes!

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Lovely dress
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It's really nice. Shows off those legs I love soooooooo much

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this is a similar dress to Sharapova in her exhibition matches in the beginning of the year. i love that dress too but I donīt understand why is there so many questions about the dress. itīs just the dress omg.
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That outfit reminds me of a beetle/insect.
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That outfit reminds me of a beetle/insect.
lol

That wouldn't be a bad idea for a dress design.. I can totally see it.

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this is a similar dress to Sharapova in her exhibition matches in the beginning of the year. i love that dress too but I donīt understand why is there so many questions about the dress. itīs just the dress omg.
I kind of see where you're coming from. I like the dress but I've been a little surprised at the amount of attention it's garnering. This isn't the 'Illusion of Bareness' number that was *clearly* designed to get tongues wagging, or Serena's iconic cat-suit - and it's not even at a slam.

I picked up on the Moulin Rouge vibe in an instant but it's not nearly as risque or 'insane' as some in the press would have us believe. That said the vibrant colour on her skin, her long lines and the way her body fills it out does command attention.

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