Venus Williams made a statement in the first round of the US Open on Monday when she upset No. 12 Kirsten Flipkens, but her new hairstyle may have spoken more loudly than her play. The elder Williams sister went purple.
Venus defeated Flipkens 6,-1, 6-2, and Busted Racquet’s Shane Bacon pointed out that the purple hair wasn’t the only bizarre part of her wardrobe. She also had surface piercings on her wrist and a massive ring on her left hand, which are things one might assume would be a distraction during a tennis match. Apparently they weren’t for Venus. Here’s a photo of the huge ring: