Venus Williams' French Open Outfit: Is She Naked? (PICTURES)

USA's Venus Williams reacts after winning her first round match against Switzerland's Patty Schnyder during the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, May 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler) Michel Spingler

Venus Williams during the French Open tennis tournament in Paris, May 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) U.S. tennis star Venus Williams set tongues wagging in France Sunday when she played in the French Open in Paris in a black corset-style outfit usually found on the dance floor instead of the tennis courts.

PICTURES: Venus Williams Outfit Shocker

Williams, 29, drew whistles when she appeared on the court in Paris in a lacy, red-trimmed, black outfit with a corset-like top and a tutu skirt that gave the illusion of being see-through. Can-Can, anyone?

The design -trained , top -seeded player player , who has her own fashion called EleVen , told the press it was all "about illusion."

And yes, Williams , who is currently ranked No. 2 in the world, did win the first-round match against to Switzerland's Patty Schnyder, 6-3, 6-3.

  • Mary-Jayne McKay

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