Venus Williams causes stir with French Open outfit

Venus Williams has again managed to cause more of a splash with her outfit than her tennis skills with a corset-like creation at the French Open.

Last year, Williams caused a similar surge of interest with a similar pair of perfectly flesh-toned panties (pic) at the Australian Open. In both cases, it is impossible to tell from afar if Williams is wearing sports briefs or just has a really good bikini waxer. Upon further inspection (pic above, and below) it’s pretty clear that Williams is wearing the briefs, so she’s sufficiently covered under her lacy, scant skirt. With that particular tennis dress, the contrast in fabrics is jarring and gives the impression of a panty-free kit.

CBS News captioned the photos:

USA’s Venus Williams shocked fans with her revealing attire as she mopped up Switzerland’s Patty Schnyder during their first round match of the French Open at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, May 23, 2010.