Thursday, 23 June 2011

Wimbledon Day 3 - Talk of the Town, Venus Williams!

The Championships at Wimbledon is my favourite Tennis Tournament for a number of reasons, making the last week of June and the first week of July two weeks of the entire year that I really look forward to. Venus Williams returned to Centre Court today in an attempt to secure her place in the 3rd Round of the Ladies' Singles at Wimbledon. The match between herself and Kimiko Date-Krumm was absolutely phenomenal and I was glued to my screen. I even caught myself shouting at the screen at times as though she could hear me! In the end, Venus Williams defeated Kimiko Date-Krumm but it certainly wasn't easy...

Taking the match to the 3rd and final set, with the matches even reaching 6 - 6 at one point, it was a truly nail biting experience and had me on the edge of my seat so many times that I lost count. They both played some extraordinary tennis and the Centre Court commentators surely got their money's worth today! However, it is not only Venus' tennis that people have discussing lately, it's her attire on the court!

Journalists in the Daily Mail have made statements such as 'The white onesie was so short you could clearly see the golden hotpants she was wearing underneath every time she bent forwards during the match.' 'It had a curiously baggy, and very unflattering top-half, which made her chest look saggy as she ran around the court,' and finally they wrapped it all up stating that the cutaway design at the back of the outfit would have been 'more suited to black tie evening wear than to a sporting event.' I wonder what they would have to say if they were watching the match that I was watching yesterday...The lady was not even wearing hotpants and was literally bearing all each time that she bent over!

I also wonder what they thought about this...

Going back to Venus' outfit, I understand that not everyone is going to like everything, but I did not think it was a 'fashion disaster' as outlined above by the Daily Mail. Having read articles elsewhere, it seems that some people actually quite liked the one-piece which Venus is currently sporting in the SW19 championships.

Venus herself stated the following regarding the outfit...
It was a jumper. Jumpers are very now, as is lace. The shoulders have a lot of draping, which is also in the moment. It's just a trendy dress. It's fun. I'm really into zippers, so it has a focal point of a zipper in the front. And the back is a cut-out, or a peek-a-boo. It's just fun.
Now I personally do not see the problem with an individual adding some style, individuality and fun to the sport. I'm just starting to wonder if this is something which we are going to start seeing more and more players bringing in to their Tennis because quite frankly, I like it!

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