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If things don't go well for Venus Williams at the French Open perhaps she can find some work at the famous Parisian Moulin Rouge.

The seven-time Grand Slam champion wowed the crowd at Roland Garros on Sunday by wearing a lacy, black dress with bright red trim on her bodice during her first-round match against Patty Schnyder. The black overlay material made the dress appear as if it was see through, even though it was not.

Despite looking more like she was auditioning for a spot at a 19th century cabaret than playing in the year's second Grand Slam event, Venus won with ease, 6-3, 6-3. She wore a similar can-can style outfit earlier this year in Miami. 

[Photos: See more of Venus in her racy outfit]

Venus said the look was all about "illusion," but didn't state whether she'd wear it again during the tournament. Typically, she says, she comes to a match with eight to 10 outfits.

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