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Tennis: Venus Williams looking good at Wimbledon

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By The Staff

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Venus Williams took the Wimbledon stage in a Tina Turner dress and quickly found her groove.

Williams' latest tennis outfit won't cause the international stir created by her French Open corset, but it was eye-catching: a white dress with a skirt that might set a Grand Slam record for frills.

Her game also looked good as the five-time Wimbledon champion beat Rossana de los Rios in the first round Monday, 6-3, 6-2.

Williams' latest fashion design resembled outfits worn by Turner when she sang hit songs in the 1970s and '80s.

"I love Tina Turner," Williams said. "Obviously she's just an amazing, amazing artist, just a survivor. She reinvented herself. Plus she looks great. I've loved her forever. So the dress is really inspired by her."

In Paris, Williams said her black burlesque outfit created an "illusion of bareness." At Wimbledon, she had to make allowances for the All England Club's conservative dress code.

"Here it's all about white," she said. "There is no illusion this time. Still had the lace motif. I think it's just a fun, elegant dress."


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