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With the Summer Olympics upon us, many of the top female players are debuting patriotic styles for the competition. Venus Williams will be wearing a limited edition design from her Eleven clothing line, and we’ll admit, we like it! The classic red, white, and blue dress is quite a departure from some of her more “unique” dress designs in years past. So in honor of Venus and Serena’s Olympic doubles partnership, we decided to countdown the William’s sisters most memorable fashion moments.

10. Serena - 2009 Wimbledon. There’s only so much you can do with an all-white wardrobe, but in 2009 Serena managed to spice things up during her championship Wimbledon run with this white Nike trench coat. While it looks heavy and uncomfortable, we found out in 2011 that things could have been worse -- much worse.

9. Venus - 2011 Wimbledon. Not to be outdone in the creativity department, Venus wore an ill-fitting lace romper during her 2011 Wimbledon campaign. She ended up falling in the fourth round to Tsvetana Pironkova, but this poorly executed style will live on forever.

8. Serena - 2011 Practice Courts. After being hospitalized for a hematoma, doctors told Serena William’s to keep her stomach warm. While there are many ways to accomplish that, like a wearing a sweatshirt, Serena went the pink bodysuit route and posted the photo to twitter. We’re forever grateful.

7. Venus - 2010 Miami. The Sony Ericsson Open in Miami is known for its sizzling temperatures, but in 2010 Venus brought another kind of sizzle in a red, satin, negligee-inspired tennis dress (nightgown?). She wore it proudly to the final where she lost to Kim Clijsters.

6. Serena - 2007 Miami. Once upon a time, Serena Williams wore Puma clothing. And they created a curve-hugging, headline-making bodysuit for the star’s title run at the 2002 U.S. Open. Nike then followed suit -- no pun intended -- with a revealing pink number at the 2007 Sony Ericsson Open. Which do like best?

5. Venus - 2010 U.S. Open. Venus’s fireworks-inspired 2010 U.S. Open dress made sense in theory. It was sparkly, you know, like the New York skyline. But what the dress had in creativity, it lacked in functionality, riding up during points only to reveal similarly bedazzled nude undergarments.

4. Serena - 2005 Australian Open. When you think about summer heat at the Australian Open, you probably don’t imagine the need for a jacket and leg warmers -- unless you’re Serena Williams. She donned a futuristic Nike dress with extreme slits and an unusual bib-like accent back in 2005.

3. Serena - 2004 U.S. Open. Not since Andre Agassi’s infamous jean shorts has denim made as much of a splash on the court as it did at the 2004 U.S. Open. Serena’s midriff-baring top, pleated jean skirt, bedazzled spandex, and pleather leg warmers has since been immortalized in tennis fashion history.

2. Venus - 2010 French Open. When Venus stepped on court at the 2010 French Open, jaws around the world collectively dropped. The lacy, corset inspired number flared out at every move, again revealing flesh-toned undies. She explained she was going for an illusion motif, to which we say, mission accomplished.

1. Venus - 2011 Ausralian Open. At the 2011 Australian Open, Venus debuted a dress that I cannot even attempt to explain in words. She claims it was Alice and Wonderland inspired, and given Lewis Carroll was rumored to be tripping on acid when he wrote the book, her explanation makes perfect sense. Of course, Venus paired the dress with, you guessed it, nude spandex.

Both Venus and Serena have given us some unforgettable fashion moments, and we hope they keep things interesting in the style department for year to come.

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