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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old Jun 27th, 2006, 02:17 AM Thread Starter
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Wimbledon threatens crack-down on cleavage

Miss Sharapova, consider yourself warned. Wimbledon's fashion police are on high alert, and are threatening to ban players from the storied grass courts of the The All England Lawn Tennis Club for wearing outfits deemed too revealing.

Wimbledon officials have reportedly cautioned competitors that they need to comply with the tournament's strict and conservative dress code, or risk being disqualified.

According to a report in the London Times, the 2006 Wimbledon players' guide includes these new words of warning: "Any competitor who appears on court dressed in a manner which is deemed unsuitable by the committee will be liable to be defaulted."

The caution is no doubt an attempt to reinforce Wimbledon's long-standing policy of insisting players wear almost exclusively white attire. But it is also believed to be directed at players such as Sharapova, Tatiana Golovin and Maria Kirilenko, whose tastes tend to lean toward more low-cut and revealing outfits than those traditionally seen at Wimbledon.

The extra-long "pirate" shorts often worn by Spaniard Rafael Nadal, though not traditional, are apparently fit for use, provided they're white.

Low-cut outfits like this one worn by Maria Kirilenko will be frowned upon at Wimbledon.

"There have been various outfits over the years that have caused everything from huge enjoyment to huge outrage, depending on your viewpoint," Wimbledon tournament referee Andrew Jarrett told theTimes. "A lot of people wondered what the reaction would be to Nadal's pirate shorts last year. We were very relaxed about it. He turned up in a beautiful white pair and they are now part of his persona.

"We have accepted the bare midriff because when virtually every player serves I defy any of them not to show their midriff when they are stretching up. The new guide for competitors says it needs to be suitable tennis attire. That is a vague statement but anything that doesn't fit into that description we will look into. Once you set down rules people will try to get round it."

In what was considered a major concession to fashion, Wimbledon last week unveiled new navy blue outfits from American designer Polo Ralph Lauren for its 570 umpires, ball girls and ball boys.
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Gee, maybe they ought to consider banning condoms and birth control too.
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God forbid the country that gave us such class in the form of the Spice Girls be subject to Tatiana Golovin's and Maria Sharapova's smut!
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Meh! Boring fuddy-duddy's! I only watch tennis for the cleavage!
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what a load of bs really.

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wimbledon officials seem to be out of touch with the modern day it seems

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If they're worried about Sharapova's cleavage, then Serena can never play there again.

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Are we living in the stone ages or something whats wrong with these people. never seen a bit of belly, clevage or leg before, this is getting beyond a joke. Soon they will have to start wearing long dresses and stocking again.
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kim might wanna be careful...

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Oh, I get it. "crack-down"..."cleavage"... that's a good one.

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Wimbledon organizers never fail to amaze me with their lack of vision.

Wimbledon is the premiere tournament that the non average tennis fan looks to as a standard of excellence. Yet the tournament chooses to act in a manner unbefitting of its heritage and nature.

If Wimbledon is supposedly so intent on upholding the qualities of traditional conservatie garments and mediocrity, why would they let an AMERICAN designer become their exclusive dresser for on-court tournament officials and ball boys/girls? And to make matters worse, the ugly Polo Ralph Lauren logo was drastically enlarged to make them more easily visible while Wimbledon organizers implemented a new code to shrink the sponsers logos on player's attire.

I shudder at the thought of Larry Scott every working for Wimbledon.
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Well, I was watching Laine v Dulko today and Gisela was warming up with an orange Lacoste sweater and when she took it off a person from the organization came and put a patch in her white shirt. The patch had the letters BGC.
I dont know what that means, do you?
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or bcg i dont remember exactly
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Damn blue nosed, stiff necked, kill joys.

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I wonder what Tati is wearing.

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