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Venus Williams Is Angry People Still Think She's Playing Without Underwear


Venus, annoyed by the coverage of her possible commando-ness, explained on Twitter that, yes, she's wearing underwear: "I am wearing undershorts the same color as my skin, so it gives the slits in my dress the full effect!" But...

It still has some readers perplexed. Like Heather, a reader who snagged more screen-grabs from last night's Aussie Open telecast. "You think she would have learned from the other day," she writes.


And once there's the potential for brazen fanny-showing, the Brits get involved. Like the Daily Mail, who likened Venus' flesh-colored undergarments to an "Athena tennis girl poster" which apparently adorned the walls of many teenage boys across the pond.

Also, this outfit was designed by Venus and she's extremely proud of it even though cretins actually think she's playing tennis panty-free: "The whole idea is just about the illusion that I'm wearing a deep V-neck. Then the idea was to wear shorts that were like the same colour as my skin. It works very well, apparently."


I'll say. She's practically created the female version of the Dick Towel. Thanks for your continued support of Deadspin. Barry's on tomorrow for your AFC/NFC championship tilt. Cash rules everything around me.

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