Tempest in a tennis skirt

Venus Williams solves the mystery of her disappearing underpants


Tracy Clark-Flory
January 26, 2010 5:21AM (UTC)

Fans were scandalized last week by Venus Williams' clothing -- or lack thereof -- during the Australian Open. As her skirt flew up with every leap, bend and backhand, viewers were treated to what appeared to be a jaw-dropping display of skin. Bloggers where quick to ask the question on every viewer's mind: Did she just go commando on the court? Some even helpfully presented an array of photographic evidence in order to get to the bottom, so to speak, of this mystery.

Thankfully, we can now return to our regularly scheduled lechery, because Williams took to Twitter to settle this debate once and for all: "I am wearing undershorts the same color as my skin, so it gives the slits in my dress the full effect!" She designed the skin-tight, curve-accentuating shorts herself and, as Tennis FanHouse reports, Williams explained that "the whole idea is just an illusion" of being bare-bottomed. Well, I'm not sure why you would want to, but there is no question you successfully pulled off that trick, Venus. 

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Just a thought: If the "Pants on the Ground" guy is looking for new material, he might look to this video for some inspiration. 


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