Beads and braids and braces. Pinks and purples. Exotic and ethnic attire. Red, white, and blue. Hairstyles galore. Scads and oodles of bright colors and prints. The she-devil corset dress at the French Open. That apple-pie yellow-lattice dress at the Aussie. Her own fashion line.
Come what may, it can seem sometimes that it's Venus Williams's world of fashion, and we're all living in it. Monday marked her 33rd birthday—as a Jehovah's Witness, she doesn't celebrate it—but she enjoyed the occasion all the same. "Another wonderful day, yeah!" she said on Twitter. To celebrate this, another great day, Huffington Post revealed a 93-photos-strong gallery of Venus's looks both on and off the court. From posing in front of a graffiti-adorned wall in California as a relative tyke to rocking red carpets and schmoozing with fellow famous types in gowns and party dresses, it's a solid look at the fashionista's evolving wardrobe.
As for her on-court exploits, Venus became the 11th No. 1 player on the WTA Tour, which spotlights her myriad achievements and records on its site right now. Among them: "Her 13 career wins over reigning World No.1s is fourth-most all-time."
Your turn, Venus fans: What's your favorite of her styles over time? A favorite match?
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