Venus and Serena's Comeback on the Courts

Venus and Serena's Comeback on the Courts
ESSENCE.COM Jun, 21, 2011

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Serena Williams stays focused as she plays during the Aegon International Tournament in Eastbourne, England

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During her first match since July 2010, Serena Williams takes over the court at the Aegon International Tournament in Eastbourne, England.

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The Williams sisters are known for their fashion flair on the court. Serena rocks trendy hoop earrings, a pendant necklace, ,and a statement ring during her match in Eastbourne.

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Serena’s hot pink and gray Nike tennis dress is both comfy and chic.

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We’re so glad that Serena has overcome here recent lung illness and foot injury to return to the top of her game.

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Venus and Serena take a water break during the Aegon International Tournament in Eastbourne, England.

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Venus Williams turned heads in this trendy jumper during her match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championship. We think it’s pretty cute!

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Venus Willimas gets low during her match at Wimbledon 2011.

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Venus Williams has a look of victory as she during day five of the AEGON International tournament in Eastbourne, England.

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Venus waves to the crowds following her match in AEGON International tournament. We love her white zip-front dress with paneling. Cute!

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Venus races across the court during her match at the Aegon International. Speed and style are definitely her assets.

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Serena Williams leans long to take a swing at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.

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Venus and Serena share a moment together after their training session ahead of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships in London, England.

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Venus Williams of the US celebrates defeating Israel’s Shahar Peer in the fourth round of the US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 5, 2010.

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After months of serving us with the fiercest on-court tennis outfits, Venus Williams returned to the 2010 U.S. Open with a flapper-inspired black dress, peppered with a faux-leather fringe.

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At Wimbledon 2010 in London, Venus opted for a more traditional white dress, though she did add a bit of her own Tina Turner-inspired frills. “I love Tina Turner,” said Williams of her style inspiration. "This dress is really inspired by her.’

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Venus’s lacy corset-style red dress with red trim earned her comparisons to a 19th century can-can dancer. She defended it, saying lace had never been done before in tennis before and she wanted to create an “illusion.”

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For the 2010 Madrid Open, Venus Williams opted to show a little more leg by adding two slits to her mini-dress.

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Venus Williams continued to push the fashion envelope with a lingerie-inspired design worn during the 2010 Sony Ericsson Open tennis tournament.

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Venus Williams wore a florescent dress to brighten up the court during the Billie Jean King Cup, March 1, 2010.

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Williams’ flesh-colored underpants at the 2010 Australian Open had everyone asking, “Is she nude?” and drew catcalls from tennis watchers. “My dress for the Australian Open has been one of my best designs ever! It’s all about the slits and V-neck,” she tweeted.

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Always a lover of bright colors, Venus Williams kept it ultra-feminine with a pink eleVen dress she designed during the 2010 WTA Tennis Championships.

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Though often criticized for her racy outfit choices of late, Williams continues to play against the rules of tennis fashion. “Anything I wear on the court probably you can wear 20 years from now,” she once said.


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