Once again Venus Williams did not disappoint with her U.S. Open outfit as her pink dress dazzled under the bright lights. The African American 30 year old professional tennis player is one of the favorites to win the US Open 2010 Tournament.
Venus defeated No. 18 seed Shahar Peer in straight sets during their third-round match at the U.S. Open on Sunday, the tightness of Venus’ self-designed dress clearly gave her issues throughout the match.
At Wimbledon in June, Venus Williams wore a short, white, Tina Turner-esque dress. She herself commented on it, saying “I think it’s just a fun, elegant dress. Here it’s all about white. There is no illusion this time.”
This month, at the US Open 2010, Venus Williams chose to wear a pinkish red dress with flesh colored shorts. The dress itself showed an explosion of fireworks, drawing immediate attention; when asked about it, Williams explained that the outfit represented New York to her.
As the announcers in the CBS broadcast booth, put it:
John McEnroe: I think that dress has distracted [Venus].
Dick Enberg: It’s distracting you.
McEnroe: That’s a fair point.
Enberg: It sounds like it might be a distraction to her opponent.
McEnroe: Well, she’s tugging at it. She’s uncomfortable with it.
Mary Carillo: She uses that fabric a lot in her designs, John. And for the last couple of years we’ve seen her have to correct her outfit after every point.
At a post match press conference Venus was asked whether the dress and its constant readjustment-necessity was a distraction. “No,” she said. “The only thing that bothered me was when I didn’t win the point, I think. That was it.”
What do you think of the dress?