Venus Williams Flaunts New Gear In Philly

Source: Molly Eichel /

COME for the tennis, stay for the fashion show.

Venus Williams will present her new line of workout gear, called Strisce, under her EleVen brand during the halftime of the Washington Kastles game against Billie Jean King‘s Philadelphia Freedoms today at Villanova University Pavilion (800 Lancaster Ave., Villanova), where Venus played her first Philly match back in 1997.

She says that her line is about being able to express herself on the court. Strisce features yellow stripes, a favorite of Williams’ although it’s the first time that EleVen has delved into the pattern. For Williams, that ability to experiment differentiates her clothes from other tennis gear: Her clothes aren’t boring and white.

“It’s directly inspired by my heart and my mind,” Williams said.

She added: “I think it’s changed how people have dressed for tennis, so we’ve got that going for us.”

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