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For Venus Williams, Tight Dresses Equal Tight Bod


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Venus Williams in... lingerie? In tennis (as in weddings), it's all about the dress—at least according to 29-year-old Venus Williams, the world's number-three ranked women's tennis champion. Known for her racy sartorial choices both on and off the court, Williams confesses that it's her love of skimpy outfits—not the physical demands of her sport—that keeps her body buff.


I wear a lot of tight dresses so I'm like, 'I need to do my sit-ups.' I really like candy. Sometimes you lose track of what and how much you've eaten, and then you're like, 'Oh God, what have I done?'
To stay in shape, Williams hits the swimming pool and rides her bike the old-fashioned way (no weird Gwyneth Paltrow cleanses here). So the next time we find ourselves gazing longingly at an Herve Leger bandage dress (see pic above), we'll remember to skip the restaurant doggie bag and instead try some doggie paddling down at the local pool.


See more of Venus Williams' spicy sporty style:
  • Venus Williams in Sony Ericsson Open-Day 3
  • Venus Williams in Sony Ericsson Open- Day 2
  • Venus Williams in Venus and Serena Williams at the WTA Players Awards Ceremony
  • Venus Williams in Sony Ericsson Open Kick-Off Party - Arrivals
  • Venus Williams in Sony Ericsson Open Kick-Off Party - Inside
  • Venus Williams in Sony Ericsson Open Preview
  • Venus Williams in Sony Ericsson Open Preview
  • Venus Williams in BNP Paribas Showdown for the Billie Jean King Cup


Inspired to get fit for summer? Hit the gym in style with these cool, athletic carryalls:
Matt & Nat Avaitor Streamline Weekender Puma Kick Grip Bag Satchel Anya Roll Duffel Bag adidas Y-3 by Yohji Yamamoto Kuro Large Boston N  W
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