Goddesslike Venus dazzles Wimbledon in white dress

June 20, 2011 - 10:29 AM
Britain Wimbledon Tennis

Venus Williams of the US looks on during her match against Uzbekistan's Akgul Amanmuradova at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, Monday, June 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Dressed much like the goddess with whom she shares a name, Venus Williams is quite the fashion plate at Wimbledon.

The five-time champion is wearing a white romper — an all-in-one outfit with shorts and cutout sleeves and a big triangle cut out the back. The playsuit has a "V'' neckline and is adorned with a gold belt and zipper in the front.

Williams says it's a jumper, and "jumpers are very 'now,' as is lace." She also likes the draping shoulders, which she calls "in the moment." She says: "It's just kind of like a trendy dress. It's fun."

Williams routed Akgul Amanmuradova of Uzbekistan 6-3, 6-1 Monday to reach the second round.