Goddesslike Venus dazzles Wimbledon in white dress

By the Associated Press | June 20, 2011 | 11:29 AM EDT

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.