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Serena ready to make fashion statement

It's all about the three F's for Serena Williams: fitness, focus and fashion. Bonnie DeSimone writes how Williams is dressed for success at the Open.

Updated: August 31, 2006, 11:14 PM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Serena Williams lights up when she is fielding questions about fashion. She exuded enthusiasm when she described the creative process behind the dress she wore Wednesday as she cruised to a first-round U.S. Open win.

Her soliloquy on the garment, a vivid Asian-inspired print with a simple silhouette, was so detailed and rhapsodic that one reporter wondered whether design had supplanted sport as her true passion.

"Oh, God, no," Williams said, her eyebrows arching in mild ...

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