Serena Williams made lightening quick work of her opponent at Wimbledon this morning, while her sister Venus – who caused yet another stir with her outfit – cruised through her opening match on Monday to advance to the tournament’s second round.
Serena took just 21 minutes to eliminate Michelle Larcher de Brito 6-0, 6-4, delivering 15 aces in the process. Venus, who ditched her controversial flesh-colored shorts for a pair of white ones, disposed of Paraguay’s Rossana De Los Rios 6-3, 6-2 while dressed in a frilly layered dress inspired by Tina Turner.
“I love Tina Turner. Obviously, she’s just an amazing, amazing artist, just a survivor,” Venus told reporters about her ensemble.
Referring to the uproar over her Australian Open shorts that made her appear to be playing without underwear, Williams said yesterday: ‘There’s no illusion this time. Here it’s all about white. I just think it’s a fun, elegant dress.”