In a city known for fashion, the elder Williams sister took the court in Paris Sunday for her opening-round match wearing a lacy black "Can-Can'' corset with spaghetti straps and red trim that created plenty of buzz.
As Williams ran and jumped her way around the court, the fancy get-up -- designed to give the illusion of being see-through -- was prone to several revealing moments. Williams, who designed the outfit herself, drew whistles from the Paris crowd.
The attire certainly didn't hamper her play. The No. 2 ranked Williams choreographed a 6-3, 6-3 victory over longtime foil Patty Schnyder in the match. Williams has lost in the third round at this event in each of the past three years.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.