Over the past week and a half, I've watched a handful of tennis matches on tv with my mom. She's not a fanatic, and only knows Martina I & II, Monica, Steff, Chris, but not so many of the younger players. Some of her comments really got me thinking. Since she is 'new' to some of the new players, playing styles, outfits, attitudes, etc. I think I'd group her with the 'common' people, as far as, most people in the world have no idea what certain tennis players look like, let alone their names.
Anyway, to my point... She really got me thinking about a few things. She wanted to know where the 'predominantly' white outfits went. She was surprised to see the girls playing with pinks, purples, yellows, etc. Along the same lines, she really found it inappropriate some of the dresses that were being worn. Everytime a certain player served, her already 'barely there' shirt would ride up and you could see her bra. Another player's "skirt" and I use the term as loosely as the fabric was being worn, showed another players ass. Yes she had on 'spankies'...but you could still see her ass everytime she moved.
She wondered if tennis' female athletes were gaining something by exposing themselves. Yes they all look good, and are very athletic, but is there ever a time that showing your undergarments or ass is appropriate? She really found it awful, how poor the sport has gotten - insofarasmuch as attire. She finds the level of play and competition level to be amazing, but just thinks perhaps the girls need to cover their best ass-ets.
Thoughts? (And, if you bash my mother I will personally kick your booty