Venus Goes to Next Round in Tennis & Fashion

Venus Williams of the United States chases down a volley from Ioana Raluca Olaru of Romania at the US Open tennis tournament in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) 

Venus goes to the next round in the U.S. Opens and reports, she also launched her new clothing line.

*Shortly before beginning play this week in the U.S. Open, Venus Williams attended the official launch of her fashion line EleVen at retailer Steve & Barry’s in New York.     

      The store partnered with Williams in the creation of the 120-piece collection, the largest ever launched by a female athlete.      

      The line includes nine styles of athletic footwear in a variety of color ways, track suits, fleece outerwear, street active apparel, graphic t-shirts, puffy down jackets with removable sleeves, denim jackets and jeans, velour items, tote and gym bags, jewelry, sports socks and bras.      

     I’m rooting for Venus on and off the court.