A lot of tennis fans are hopeful of watching a hot contest between Roger Federer (current world number 1 with 16 Grand Slam titles) and Rafael Nadal (current world number two with 6 Grand Slam titles who’s been dubbed as King of Clay Courts) in the finals of the French Open 2010. But as in sports, anything can happen. A good day. A bad day. Lack of concentration. Nerves. Weather. Injuries. Those are just a few of the many factors that affect the game. But we keep our fingers crossed for an exciting finale on Sunday, 6 June 2010.
For those who are not aware, there are four Grand Slams in tennis and these slams are considered to be the most important tennis event in terms of prize money, tradition, rank-points and public attention. The four Grand Slams in chronological order are Australian Open (hard court), French Open (clay court), Wimbledon (grass court) and US Open (hard court).
Apart from entertaining tennis from these highly skilled players, these players make headlines for many other reasons. One of them – fashion. The attire that they display is getting more colourful and well, fashionable. Arguably, Maria Sharapova was the one who first few to attract lots of attraction - from all the shrieking AND the attire that she parades around. Some look really close to mini-dresses or baby-doll dresses!
But for this year’s French Open, it’s Venus Williams who has been garnering plenty of press. Here’s an excerpt from ESPN (sports.espn.go.com), “Williams wore a lace corset with flesh-colored shorts underneath, and some believe her attire was inappropriate. A New York Daily News writer wrote that Williams showed a "blatant disregard for traditional tennis attire." A blogger said she looked like she was "dressed for some late night party." An overseas publication referred to Williams' clothing as a "negligee."
Personally, Venus’ choice of attire should stay in the closet, or at the very least in the bedroom. What do you think?
Sydney Morning Herald
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