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roarke
Jun 27th, 2006, 03:17 AM
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.

Crazy Canuck
Jun 27th, 2006, 03:20 AM
Gee, maybe they ought to consider banning condoms and birth control too.

Andrew..
Jun 27th, 2006, 03:35 AM
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!

CondiLicious
Jun 27th, 2006, 03:39 AM
Meh! Boring fuddy-duddy's! I only watch tennis for the cleavage!

marmite1
Jun 27th, 2006, 03:41 AM
:lol: what a load of bs really.

Marcus1979
Jun 27th, 2006, 03:42 AM
wimbledon officials seem to be out of touch with the modern day it seems :lol:

darrinbaker00
Jun 27th, 2006, 03:48 AM
If they're worried about Sharapova's cleavage, then Serena can never play there again. :hehehe:

Andy.
Jun 27th, 2006, 03:58 AM
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.

wateva
Jun 27th, 2006, 04:09 AM
kim might wanna be careful...

http://us.a2.yahoofs.com/users/44a0a04cze4861162/5564/__sr_/d94c.jpg?ph4YKoEBda2v_s4T

Albireo
Jun 27th, 2006, 04:21 AM
Oh, I get it. "crack-down"..."cleavage"... that's a good one.

kosmikgroove
Jun 27th, 2006, 04:22 AM
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.

patricio
Jun 27th, 2006, 04:46 AM
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?

patricio
Jun 27th, 2006, 04:47 AM
or bcg i dont remember exactly

meyerpl
Jun 27th, 2006, 04:51 AM
Damn blue nosed, stiff necked, kill joys.

Lulu.
Jun 27th, 2006, 04:52 AM
I wonder what Tati is wearing. :D

Mark Spruce
Jun 27th, 2006, 05:10 AM
they are LOL

Boo to them !!!!!!

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

switz
Jun 27th, 2006, 05:36 AM
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!

i'm sure the members of the Wimbledon Committee were huge fans of the Spice Girls :lol:

people act shocked by this sort of thing but i really don't understand why they can't realise that it's a tournament run by old farts who would still like the players to be wearing long pants and petticoats and for there still to be a dictatorial British empire.

They don't want cleavage because the old perverts can't stop creaming their pants when they see it and they know eventually they won't be able to stop themselves from trying to give one of the girls a jolly good rogerring.

Andy.
Jun 27th, 2006, 05:46 AM
cant wait for all the old farts to die off so that Wimbledon can get out of the dark ages.

meyerpl
Jun 27th, 2006, 05:46 AM
i'm sure the members of the Wimbledon Committee were huge fans of the Spice Girls :lol:

people act shocked by this sort of thing but i really don't understand why they can't realise that it's a tournament run by old farts who would still like the players to be wearing long pants and petticoats and for there still to be a dictatorial British empire.

They don't want cleavage because the old perverts can't stop creaming their pants when they see it and they know eventually they won't be able to stop themselves from trying to give one of the girls a jolly good rogerring.
Cheerio!

pav
Jun 27th, 2006, 06:19 AM
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!

:lol:

ZeroSOFInfinity
Jun 27th, 2006, 06:23 AM
Might as well ask the ladies to wear Girl Scouts' uniforms... or kilts :tape:

harloo
Jun 27th, 2006, 06:43 AM
I see nothing wrong with the dress code. Although I prefer the more risque fits Wimbledon is about tradition. The players can respect those traditions for two weeks out of a year, it's not that difficult.:lol:

Volcana
Jun 27th, 2006, 06:53 AM
This is blatantly discriminatory. A lot of the players don't HAVE cleavage. Let's be honest. There are some damn flat-chested tennis players, more than a few in the top ten. Why should the women with bigger breasts than Roger Federer be discriminated against? As for singling out Sharapova, Kirilenko and Golovin, can we be serious? Compared to real women, these players are boys. Who cares what they wear?

The Wimbledon fashion police need to lock themselves in a closet with a couple of cases of stout and chill.

switz
Jun 27th, 2006, 06:54 AM
I see nothing wrong with the dress code. Although I prefer the more risque fits Wimbledon is about tradition. The players can respect those traditions for two weeks out of a year, it's not that difficult.:lol:

please!! we must always see the lady's breasts and the men's biceps and the all colours of the rainbow.

i also think they should bulldoze the entire Wimbledon complex and turn the tournament into the world's first all ice tennis complex. Ice courts, ice stadium shaped as an igloo, strawberries and ice etc etc.

switz
Jun 27th, 2006, 06:55 AM
This is blatantly discriminatory. A lot of the players don't HAVE cleavage. Let's be honest. There are some damn flat-chested tennis players, more than a few in the top ten. Why should the women with bigger breasts than Roger Federer be discriminated against? As for singling out Sharapova, Kirilenko and Golovin, can we be serious? Compared to real women, these players are boys. Who cares what they wear?

The Wimbledon fashion police need to lock themselves in a closet with a couple of cases of stout and chill.

Maria doesn't have very big breasts. Surely not even her Wtaworld gestapo would try and argue that she does. She's not flat at all but they aren't noticeable.

Talula
Jun 27th, 2006, 07:34 AM
This is odd!

But wasn't it the US Open that prevented Serena wearing part of her Gladiator outfit a couple of years back? I think it was her boots or something. She looked amazing!

Kunal
Jun 27th, 2006, 07:48 AM
jeez....loosen up

Brian Stewart
Jun 27th, 2006, 11:11 AM
"...but anything that doesn't fit into that description we will look into. "

As this is concerning exposed cleavage, does this mean that they are going to "look into" the players' cleavage? :o

Funny how the official quoted in the article was offended by cleavage, but refered to Rafa's pirate pants as "beautiful". Hey, I'm just saying....

If cleavage is against the rules, will other boob-related incidents also be an infraction? For example, in the drama of tense matches, some of the players become a bit... prominent.

"Williams to serve to get into the tiebreak...." *ping* *ping*

"Code violation... default... Miss Williams"

SloKid
Jun 27th, 2006, 11:15 AM
Sharapova...cleavage...:scratch:

Circe
Jun 27th, 2006, 11:24 AM
and i always felt more cleavage was what this tournament needed, not less. bring it on, maria!

Pheobo
Jun 27th, 2006, 11:26 AM
Sharapova...cleavage...:scratch:

That was odd to me too.

Carmen Mairena
Jun 27th, 2006, 12:25 PM
OMG :haha:

prowler
Jun 27th, 2006, 12:25 PM
This is just the whole English stinking attitude! Don't support one player above another...polite clapping only at all times...displays of emotion will meet with ejection from the stadium by the resident gorillas! Just discovered all this stuff to be perfectly true at Eastbourne! No wonder this country cannot produce even a mediocre player never mind a champion in tennis...or any sport for that matter!
It's about time this country got real....from the top down!

Brαm
Jun 27th, 2006, 02:58 PM
Kim has a clear message for the Wimbledon officials :devil:

http://www.wimbledon.org/images/pics/large/b_01_clijsters_13_ps_f_hanson.jpg

:lol:

sfselesfan
Jun 27th, 2006, 03:04 PM
At least Justine has nothing to worry about!

SF

TheAllan
Jun 27th, 2006, 03:09 PM
Kim has a clear message for the Wimbledon officials :devil:

http://www.wimbledon.org/images/pics/large/b_01_clijsters_13_ps_f_hanson.jpg

:lol:
:yeah:

After careful studies I'm counting two messages.

ae wowww
Jun 27th, 2006, 03:09 PM
Is this some kind of sick joke??!


I love this: :drool:

http://www.wimbledon.org/images/pics/large/b_01_clijsters_13_ps_f_hanson.jpg

hablo
Jun 27th, 2006, 03:14 PM
Kim has a clear message for the Wimbledon officials :devil:

http://www.wimbledon.org/images/pics/large/b_01_clijsters_13_ps_f_hanson.jpg

:lol:
:haha:
yeah it's 'blame the photographers' :help::tape:

harloo
Jun 27th, 2006, 05:13 PM
please!! we must always see the lady's breasts and the men's biceps and the all colours of the rainbow.

i also think they should bulldoze the entire Wimbledon complex and turn the tournament into the world's first all ice tennis complex. Ice courts, ice stadium shaped as an igloo, strawberries and ice etc etc.

:confused: :tape: :retard:

Scotso
Jun 27th, 2006, 11:14 PM
Wimbledon :rolleyes:

**Jelica**
Jun 27th, 2006, 11:16 PM
Oh dear...

henmanhill
Jun 27th, 2006, 11:19 PM
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!
Wimbledon wasn't responsible for the Spice Girls!

I think it's good that they retain their standards and tradiitons, otherwise it will be no different from the other slams.

furrykitten
Jun 27th, 2006, 11:26 PM
I'm warming to Golovin, she has a great sense of fun and adventure, she's pretty damn cool if you ask me!.

The_Pov
Jun 27th, 2006, 11:52 PM
This is blatantly discriminatory. A lot of the players don't HAVE cleavage. Let's be honest. There are some damn flat-chested tennis players, more than a few in the top ten. Why should the women with bigger breasts than Roger Federer be discriminated against? As for singling out Sharapova, Kirilenko and Golovin, can we be serious? Compared to real women, these players are boys. Who cares what they wear?

The Wimbledon fashion police need to lock themselves in a closet with a couple of cases of stout and chill.


Sharapova may not be so gifted in the chest department but please Makiri?

http://nastya1.free.fr/rg2006/kirilenko05.jpg
http://masha-kirilenko.net/gallery/albums/userpics/mkrome06011bq.jpg
http://masha-kirilenko.net/gallery/albums/userpics/3.jpg

I'm not saying they're are the biggest (I can even name players with a bigger set so lets not start a stupid debate on how has the biggest!) but let it never be said that Makiri isn't all woman in the chest department. For her size they are pretty big! (and remember this is whilst wearing a sports Bra)

ToeTag
Jun 28th, 2006, 12:04 AM
If cleavage is against the rules, will other boob-related incidents also be an infraction? For example, in the drama of tense matches, some of the players become a bit... prominent.
Well that would require a band-aid squad. Any volunteers?

Umm, I'm sure i'm in the minority, but I do agree that some of these outfits are to revealing, and the wta, or Wimbledon, should have some type of dress code. :armed:

dinhd82
Jun 28th, 2006, 12:29 AM
Daym you Wimbledon!!!

Bounty Hunter
Jun 28th, 2006, 12:32 AM
:scratch:

Fingon
Jun 28th, 2006, 03:18 AM
This is blatantly discriminatory. A lot of the players don't HAVE cleavage. Let's be honest. There are some damn flat-chested tennis players, more than a few in the top ten. Why should the women with bigger breasts than Roger Federer be discriminated against? As for singling out Sharapova, Kirilenko and Golovin, can we be serious? Compared to real women, these players are boys. Who cares what they wear?

The Wimbledon fashion police need to lock themselves in a closet with a couple of cases of stout and chill.

I guess Sharapova, Kirilenko and Golovin are not real women then :confused:

I am pretty sure most people don't see them as boys.

Circe
Jul 1st, 2006, 07:54 PM
hmm...anyone else feel if martina hingis' dress in her loss to sugiyama passed muster, the Wimbledon Fashion police have been rather liberal than otherwise?

VS Fan
Jul 1st, 2006, 07:59 PM
OMG...Serena can never play here again, even it totally covered, since they are bound to show through her outfit.

jacobruiz
Jul 1st, 2006, 09:15 PM
I guess Sharapova, Kirilenko and Golovin are not real women then :confused:

I am pretty sure most people don't see them as boys.


Part of the Moron Patrol that insists women who don't have big boobs are not real women. Nice thing for the kids that post here to learn.:rolleyes: