This is a fun change of pace from her two recent silver gowns. Something about it — and maybe this is because I had just seen a commercial with Serena Williams in it — reminds me of a formal tennis dress, and actually, I could almost see Venus coming out at the French Open in something this elegantly pleated. I live for the world in which the acreage between tennis dresses and figure skating costumes becomes so small that everyone’s just out there on the clay and grass looking like they’re rehearsing a long program set to the “Rudy” soundtrack. WHY NOT, I say. You can be fierce and sparkly at the same time.
Ahem. Anyway, Krysten. She looks nice if a bit like she just unwrapped her own head from a swaddling of tissue paper. I do have some Old-School Rashida Jones-level concerns about her bangs here, but for all I know she just played three sets in an Open tune-up. BOOM. You doubted my ability to bring that back to tennis, didn’t you? Luckily for me, I am not afraid to just keep hurling words at the wall until one of them wedges its way in there.