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Venus Williams makes a statement in her French Open tennis ensemble. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

I see London, I see France, I see Venus' underpants.

At least, we think those were underpants flamboyantly dressed tennis champ Venus Williams was flashing while competing during the French Open in Paris.

It's not the first time Williams' nude-toned knickers have drawn double takes on the court... but it may be the first time she's upped the ante by wearing them underneath a frilly red and black corset-style tennis dress straight outta the Moulin Rouge. (And we thought Roger Federer's gold monogram was flashy.)

Trading tennis whites for Frederick's of Hollywood-worthy lingerie may have raised eyebrows, but it didn't impede the tennis star's game -- Williams beat opponent Patty Schnyder of Switzerland, the Daily Mail reports.

Hmmm. Maybe there's something to this trashy lingerie look. Any chance the Knicks can make a trip to Victoria's Secret?

We're all for ground-breaking fashion, but we can't help but think that Venus' racy get-up is better-suited to the boudoir than the tennis court. If we wanted to get turned on at a tennis match, we'd have Rafael Nadal take his shirt off. In slow motion. While doused in sweat...

Meanwhile, outrageous fashion runs in the family. Check out Serena Williams' one-glove style.