Girly Fashions At The Australian Open: Game, Set, Matching Headbands

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On the courts of the Australian Open in Melbourne Park, the game isn't the only thing people are talking about. As usual, the ensembles of the female players are up for discussion. Venus Williams has "has set tongues wagging with her hip-hugging 'short shorts'," reports the Hindustan Times. And before the tournament even started, her sister Serena made an appearance in a bikini emblazoned with the words, "It's all about me." Check out some of the outfits the top-ranked female players are sporting on the courts, after the jump. Who do you think aced it?

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Belgium's Justine Henin is 2-1 so far; She scores in bright blue.

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Amelie Mauresmo of France is pretty (strong) in pink. She won her doubles match and her singles match so far.

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Lindsay Davenport won against Italy's Sara Errani in the first round, but lost to Maria Sharapova on the second round. Maybe her purple skirt wasn't stretchy enough?

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Maria Sharapova has two wins and zero losses so far. Notice how her outfit is pristine, virginal white — and then she's got the funky purple shorts underneath?

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Serbian Jelena Jankovic has won two singles rounds and a doubles round; perhaps her pink dress (and matching headband!) make her seem deceptively demure.

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Venus Williams has won two singles rounds and paired up with sister Serena to dominate the doubles round as well. Here she rocks teeny shorts and a puff-sleeved top. And crazy muscles!

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Serena Williams has also won her first two singles rounds. Her ensemble of a tunic over bike shorts is kind of unusual, but whatever works!

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This is during the doubles game: Big sis got mad at the umpire and little sis tried to calm her down. The skirts are sooooo short. Pleats are better than no pleats, no?

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Watches, rings, nail polish: These ladies always have a little something extra going on.

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Winning isn't everything, but it beats losing, huh?

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Williams Sisters Back At The Top In Open Fashion Stakes [Hindustan Times]
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DISCUSSION

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Admittedly off topic, BUT, some friends of mine and their children were staying at the same hotel as Venus and Serena a few years ago during some tournament in Florida. The kids, who are HUGE tennis fans, apparently pestered the sisters throughout their stay for autographs and conversation. To their surprise (because the sisters do have a bit of a reputation for being, um, impatient with fans), Venus and Serena were wonderful. Signing everything put in front of them and greeting and bsing with the kids everytime they saw them over the week.

Personally, I love those women. They are strong and confident and don't take shit from anyone. If only they were the role models for young girls today...