21/06/2011 08:34 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Everyone's Still Talking About THAT Venus Williams Jumpsuit

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 wearing a lace playsuit at Wimbledon 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: