Wimbledon changes history by revolutionizing women's dress code

On the day of the menstrual cycle, women will be able to wear dark shorts

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Wimbledon changes history by revolutionizing women's dress code

Wimbledon changes history by revolutionizing women's dress code. The white dress code, imposed on both tennis players and tennis players who are preparing to play on the central court of the All England Club, gives way in 2023: on the day of the menstrual cycle, women will be able to wear dark shorts.

In an official note, Wimbledon tournament director Sally Bolton explained the changes made. "Next year, women taking part in the tournament will have the option of wearing colored shorts if they wish. Our hope is that this rule tweak will help players focus solely on their performance, while alleviating a potential source of anxiety," she said ahead of the 2023 tournament.

With the premise that the decision was made after discussions with the players, the reasons for the decision were also explained in the note: the goal is to eliminate the state of anxiety that afflicted them.

Wimbledon changes history by revolutionizing women's dress code

The revolution, implemented by the organizers of the English Grand Slam, has past roots, when more and more players have complained of not being able to wear anything dark when struggling with menstruation.

Over the years, several female players have complained about this problem. Former tennis player Tatiana Golovin said some years ago during an interview: "It is very difficult to wear white because you have photographers, you have photos everywhere, you are slipping on the court, you are falling, you are playing, your skirt is flying up." While, recently, Judy Murray had made an appeal to the men's Tour, to support the battle of women tennis players: "We need many tennis players to commit to change this because an unexpected episode like that of menstruation in the middle of competition can leave a trauma to any woman.

Honestly, I can't imagine a more traumatic situation than that for a tennis player." Wimbledon has therefore decided to follow this debate and implement these changes.

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