Just like her sister Serena, Venus Williams kept her Australian Open outfit a secret until the moment she appeared on Margaret Court Arena for her first-round match against Romanian Michaela Buzarnescu.
As you know, Venus has her own EleVen clothing brand, but even the company’s PR couldn’t give me information about the American’s Melbourne outfit, saying that she likes to pick her clothes the night before or on the day of her match and they weren’t even sure which collection she would wear, the Morning Glory that she sported in Auckland earlier this month or a new collection.
Well, we got the answer on Day 2 of the Australian Open, as V debuted the Diva Dress from the Caracas collection. Regular readers of Women’s Tennis Blog are familiar with this look, as in mid-November I gave you a sneak peek at the EleVen clothes ready for 2019. Venus accessorized her dress with a pink arm-sleeve.
Coming back from a set and a break down, Venus squeezed past the 25th-seeded Buzarnescu 6-7(3) 7-6(3) 6-2, making her 81th main-draw appearance at a Grand Slam!