Venus Williams is no stranger to the world of fashion - after all she possesses an Associate's Degree in Fashion Design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and has designed her own sportswear range - but her Monday Wimbledon
ensemble split opinion.
Venus Williams and her playsuit in action at Wimbledon. Photos: PA
The tennis star arrived for her first round match against Uzbekistan's Akgul Amanmuradova wearing an open-backed lacy playsuit
in traditional tennis white from her own aforementioned range, EleVen.
The playsuit appeared to be perfectly suited to sports, allowing Venus to move freely around the court and win her opening match. The star herself referred to the romper as a 'jumper' - "Jumpers are very 'now', as is lace."
It's great to see something a little different on the courts, but we would argue that the budding designer needs to put a little more thought into how underwear works with the outfit - perhaps this would have been a good time to swap those gold hotpants back for those flesh-coloured ones she wore at the 2010 French Open!
Don't forget to check out Wimbledon through the years in our gallery below:
Tennis dress code has come a long way since 1904...</p>
British champion Mrs Lambert Chambers, winner of seven Wimbledon women's singles titles, playing at Wimbledon.</p>
French tennis player Suzanne Lenglen in action. After this rather drastic leap across the court, she went go on to win the final.</p>
A crowd of umbrellas; an all too familiar sight at Wimbledon.</p>
A group of tennis players studying the draw for the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships. Note the perfectly styled hair and clutch bags.</p>
English tennis champion Fred Perry leapt over the net in 1935 to shake hands with his opponent after winning the Wimbledon men's singles final.</p>
British tennis player Kay Stammers signed autographs for some neatly dressed tennis fans.</p>
Plastic macs might not be stylish, but these two spectators proved that they can be useful during heavy rain at Wimbledon.</p>
And when the sun does come out, look no further than a folded up newspaper. Spectators fashioned their own hats during a spell of warmer weather at Wimbledon in 1954.</p>
England's Ann Jones stands with her American opponent Billie-Jean King before the start of the Ladies Singles final match.</p>
By the 1970s, the all white dresses had become a lot shorter, as seen on Billie Jean King of the USA, Australia's Evonne Goolagong (later Cawley), and Britain's Virginia Wade at Wimbledon in 1973.</p>
Swedish tennis player Bjorn Borg attracted fans in a shiny tracksuit during a pre-Wimbledon reception at the Hurlingham Club, 1974.</p>
Spectators at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships peer in through a gap in the fence hoping for a glimpse of the action on Court 14, where Ilie Nastase of Romania was playing.</p>
Virginia Wade with the winner's trophy presented to her by the Queen, after winning the Wimbledon women's singles championship for the first time at the 16th attempt. She beat Betty Stove of the Netherlands 4-6 6-3 6-1.</p>
Chris Evert during a match at the 1982 championships.</p>
A ballboy keeps his eyes on the ball during the Championships in 1987 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.</p>
The Princess of Wales and Prince William stand and applaud in the Royal Box on Centre Court at Wimbledon, when Steffi Graf won the Women's Singles Championship.</p>
Guess who? Tim Henman during a quick break at Wimbledon in 1999.</p>
The Williams sisters hold their trophies after playing each other in the 2003 ladies' singles final.</p>
Wimbledon wouldn't be Wimbledon without strawberries and cream.</p>
Roger Federer lifts the trophy (and brings back the blazer to tennis) after his victory against Rafael Nadal during day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships. Roger Federer claimed his fifth consecutive championship title in 2008.</p>