Venus Williams' Australian Open Dress Inspired by 'Alice in Wonderland'

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Venus Williams (Getty) No one can ever accuse Venus Williams of playing it safe.

The tennis pro and fashion enthusiast raised more than a few eyebrows when she took the court at Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena in a bright yellow and cosmic print minidress. While all Williams' unmentionables were fully covered, the sheer lattice torso and general absence of skirt did not go unnoticed in the fairly conservative tennis world.

In a post-match interview, Williams explained that the outfit was inspired by Alice in Wonderland:
Yeah, don't laugh. But it's kind of about a surprise, because when Alice goes down the hole, the rabbit hole, she finds all these things that are so surprising.

This outfit is about having a surprise in tennis a dress, and kind of, you know, showing some skin and then just having a print. Prints don't happen that often in tennis. So it's called the Wonderland dress. It was fun.
Williams paired the dress with some brilliant dangling diamond earrings:

Venus+Williams in 2011 Australian Open - Day 3
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Lady knows what she likes.

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