Venus Williams' short dress at the Australian Open: Or is that just a long shirt?

venus-williams-short-dress.jpg Venus Williams cruised through her first-round match at the Australian Open on Monday (Jan. 17), beating Sara Errani 6-3, 6-2. But as we're writing about sports in a pop-culture blog, there must be something else to the story.

And that, once again, would be the choice of on-court attire for the 29-year-old Williams. For her match against Errani, she wore a super-short tennis dress that barely reached the bottom of her shorts when she was standing still and rode up to her waist while she was on the move.

The small dress/long shirt, which Williams designed herself, has made headlines since its debut on Monday. But it's not like she was exposing herself on the court. She wore a pair of black shorts underneath, and decorum was maintained.

She did say, however, that she considered wearing a pair of nude shorts under the dress before switching to black, according to Yahoo Sports. We're guessing that really would have gotten people talking.

What do you think of the dress?
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