All Eyes on Venus Underwear at Aussie Open
Tennis star tweets proudly on plunging neckline, slits
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 23, 2010 9:26 AM CST
Venus Williams of the United States chases a ball for a return to Casey Dellacqua of Australia during the Women's singles third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia,...   (AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill)
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(Newser) – As Venus Williams won her third-round match at the Australian Open today, there was less talk of her powerhouse serve than the plunging neckline and revealing slits in the bright-yellow minidress she's been wearing. And that's just the way she wants it. "My dress for the Australian Open has been one of my best designs ever! Its all about the slits and V-Neck," she tweeted, adding, for the benefit of bloggers and reporters who've noted what appears to be a lack of underwear, "I am wearing undershorts the same color as my skin, so it gives the slits in my dress the full effect!"

Williams, who designs two sportswear labels, sketched out the dress herself, she told the AP after her win today. "The whole idea is about an illusion. Obviously the most effective part of the illusion are the slits." She described her style as fashion forward but also classical. "Anything I wear on the court probably you could wear 20 years from now."