Venus Williams has always strived to develop herself as a person off the court. When she is not playing - and she has had plenty of time away from the sport, given the injuries that have plagued her career - she likes nothing better than to broaden her horizons doing 'other things'.
Interior designer, Gridiron franchise owner, author and pundit, there is little the supremely talented American has not turned her hand to - or been successful in.
She also has, of course, her own fashion label, the latest creation of which quickly became the talk of the media centre at the Australian Open after she modelled it herself in her topsy-turvy win over Sandra Zahlavova on the third day of action.
Latticed meat pie or Danish pastry? Product of a five-year-old's art class or slasher movie prop? The debate raged until Venus hobbled into the press conference to settle the argument herself.
"The outfit is inspired by Alice in Wonderland," the number four seed said.
Once the sniggers around the room had subsided she added: "Don't laugh. It's about a surprise, because when Alice goes down the hole, the rabbit hole, she finds all these things that are so surprising.
"This outfit is about having a surprise in tennis. A dress, and kind of showing some skin and then just having a print. Prints don't happen that often in tennis. So it's called the Wonderland dress. It was fun."
It certainly was. And it also delivered a shock, but not nearly as big as the one her virtually unknown opponent gave her in the first set of the match on Rod Laver Arena.
Venus recovered to win the next two sets and progress into the second round, but at a possible cost. She labelled the groin injury she picked up in the tiebreak at the end of the opening set as "the most acute" she has ever had. It remains to be seen if she will recover for her next match.
Which really should have been against Anne Keothavong. It would have represented a fantastic opportunity for the Briton to get one over Venus, given her injury problems, and move into the fourth round of a Grand Slam.
As it is, that chance goes to Germany's Andrea Petkovic after Keothavong imploded in the third set having looked so good in winning the first. Defeat capped a bad day at the office for Britain, with Elena Baltacha also bowing out earlier on.
At least the sun finally started to shine at Melbourne Park, putting an entirely different outlook on the event for supporters who were able to bathe in glorious sunshine.
Not Tramlines though, which was confined to the media bunker for most of the day only to surface later on to watch the 'potentially explosive' clash between Serb Novak Djokovic and Croat Ivan Dodig.
As it was, while there was a vibrant atmosphere inside the Hisense Arena there wasn't a hint of the trouble that marred Nole's match against Bosnia-born Amer Delic in 2009, when a woman was knocked unconscious as rival fans brawled outside centre court.
In fact, the stadium was half-empty this time around as the mostly Serb crowd watched Djokovic outgun his opponent in four sets.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I put a lot of thought into my dresses. I love fantasy, and this was a way to express who I am on the court." Guess who?
COMEBACK/LOOKALIKE OF THE DAY: Fernando Verdasco was on his way home at two sets down but a remarkable turnaround saw the Spanish ninth seed force a tiebreak in the third, win it and go on to take the next two sets. As for the lookalike: Cristiano Ronaldo in his Portugal shirt, anyone?
POTENTIAL UPSET FOR DAY FOUR: Another terrible shout yesterday left Tramlines wondering whether to bother today. Oh, go on then. How about young Australian Bernard Tomic to beat Feliciano Lopez? Tomic was impressive in his opener and with the home crowd roaring him on tomorrow, who knows? Just don't put any money on it.