The Wimbledon Tournament is a tennis tournament taking place every year in London. It began in 1877. Organized by the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, this tournament was reserved for men, before being opened in 1884 to women.
This tournament is known for its strict rules, the first of which is:
“Players must be dressed in an almost entirely white outfit, from the moment they enter the course.” Thus even the underwear of the competitors must be of white color.
The dress code is very rigorous and players can be punished if they do not respect this rule.
At the double junior tournament, the referee asked Zsombor Piros and Wu Yibing, two 17-year-old participants to change their underpants.
This was a rather awkward situation for both competitors, forced to obey under penalty of a more serious penalty. Thus, they left the competition to go change their black underwear by others of white color.
This gesture of the referee showed that the organizers want to enforce the rules.
Several other tennis players have already been forced to change their outfits. Roger Federer was forced to change his orange shoes that did not respect the Wimbledon rules. American player Venus Williams had changed her pink bra during a game. A Canadian tennis player named Eugénie Bouchard also had a problem with non-regulatory clothing. Indeed, during a match, a referee had checked the color of the shoulder straps of Eugénie in 2015.
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