In the night match of the first day of Round 3 at the 2011 Australian Open Andrea Petkovic was scheduled to play Venus Williams.
It was the second match of the night session, following Wawrinka v Monfils, which Wawrinka won in 3 sets.
Prior to this match, Venus Williams had been wearing incredible (!) outfits during the event.
Apparently they are all based around showing more skin.
Below is a pic of her Round 2 outfit.
What do you think?
It makes me think of a fight with a sharp clawed tiger.
For others, it was inspired by a pie.
Photo sourced from Styleite.com
And then there was her dress, well, really just a top, from Round 1.
Venus was planning to wear it with skin coloured underwear, and then changed to black underwear at the last minute.
Too much skin already???
Photo by Getty Images sourced from Fashion Bomb Daily
We all know that Venus is an amazing tennis player.
An amazing tennis player who never pulls out of grand slam tennis matches.
So when she called for the trainer really early in the match and then withdrew, it had to be something serious in terms of an injury.
Fair play to Venus, she wouldn’t let her fans down if there was a way to avoid it.
But nonetheless, the match against Petkovic, which could have been one of the memorable women’s clashes of the tournament, didn’t happen.
So the crowd were left wanting.
Which made me think ” Is Mahut still in town? He could put on a dress and play against Petko.”
If you watched this year’s fabulous Hopman Cup and saw Mahut wearing a tennis dress, either live, on TV or in pictures, you’ll know where I’m coming from.
This guy is funny.
When a scheduled Hopman Cup doubles match didn’t go ahead due to injury, Mahut stepped up to play as a women.
In a dress.
Photo sourced from Hopman Cup
So what do you think about having Mahut on stand by, to put on the dress of whoever withdraws in the Women’s tournament?
Can you picture Mahut, styled by Venus?
Or maybe wearing Venus’ dress as a midriff top.
Teamed up with Rafa style Armani undies?
Hmmmm, I can.
And I like it.
I like it a lot.
It’s a crowd pleasing, entertaining option to keep in reserve for when women’s matches finish early due to unforeseen circumstances.
Are you still in Melbourne Mahut? And by the way, are you on Twitter yet? #getmahutontwitter
Just one more smashing reason to love the Australian Open.
Grand Slam Gal
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