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doujyr
Jan 12th, 2009, 12:52 PM
http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/sport/nrl/comments/0,26748,24898266-5016380,00.html

I'm surprised there's no thread about this, or maybe there is and I couldn't find it. If so apologies.

Is this the top that caused it? Anyone got better pics?

http://hopmancup.com/upload/images/gallery/XXI-France/Session1-AlizeCornet_GillesSimon2.jpg

Wiggly
Jan 12th, 2009, 12:58 PM
Iveta's in trouble. :tape:

AndreConrad
Jan 12th, 2009, 12:59 PM
This cannot be true. I did not hear anyone making a comment about see through outfit and I am sure it would not escape observant posters here :shrug:

Play_Suspended
Jan 12th, 2009, 01:02 PM
Ermm...it doesnt look see through...

raffles
Jan 12th, 2009, 01:03 PM
I see no nipples in that picture, what's the problem with her outfit? Looking more closely she's wearing a bra underneath it.

Although this thing seems like its just that old prudish homophobe Court bumping her toothless gums again. No offense to Court's tennis legacy but I cannot stand that that woman on a personal level.

Kipling
Jan 12th, 2009, 01:04 PM
That's "see-through"? Um, ok....

Bunch of fuddy-duddies Down Under...

I'd like to see some of those "no bra" outfits they mention in the article. You know, for educational purposes.

raffles
Jan 12th, 2009, 01:06 PM
Bunch of fuddy-duddies Down Under...Nah, it's probably just Margaret Court. :fiery:

kloppy
Jan 12th, 2009, 01:19 PM
Just an old woman wanting people to know she's still alive. Nothing article.

Spiritof42
Jan 12th, 2009, 01:21 PM
So Margaret Court is upset because today's players don't dress the way they used to in her day (thank God). Big f*cking deal.

Hardly surprising comments coming from a 66-year-old Christian fundamentalist (Court became a Pentacostal preacher some years ago.) She's also (surprise surprise!) a gay-basher, having said at one point that homosexual players like Navratilova were ruining tennis and setting a bad example for younger players.

The question is: why should Court's puritanical outlook on players' attire, which I highly doubt is in line with the average Australian's, define what's acceptable?

The Dawntreader
Jan 12th, 2009, 01:36 PM
Margaret Court is so out of whack with humanity, that her ordained status is beyond ironic. She's the biggest facist to come out of tennis.

As long as the girls arent baring their tits and arse, whats the problem?

doujyr
Jan 12th, 2009, 01:53 PM
It's unclear if her comments caused the stir or if she was responding when asked for her opinion.

Anyway, anyone got more pics? :p

virtue05
Jan 12th, 2009, 02:15 PM
http://http://www.news.com.au/common/imagedata/0,,6435490,00.jpg

doujyr
Jan 12th, 2009, 02:19 PM
That's not the one that caused the controversy

Shvedbarilescu
Jan 12th, 2009, 02:20 PM
Margaret Court :mad:

miffedmax
Jan 12th, 2009, 03:20 PM
Much as I enjoy looking at fit attractive women, I'd hate to see tennis reduced to the level of beach volleyball. On the other hand, I can't recall seeing too many outfits that were designed to be overly revealing. I mean most clothing manufacturers are paying these young women substantial sums of money to convince other girls and women--most of whom are not in the market for outfits that will allow them to flash guys like me on the next court--to buy their togs.

There have been a few famous wardrobe malfunctions, and some incidents I recall where the women were sweating so profusely that certain physical features were, ahem, "highlighted." But that was back in the day when white was a far more popular color (there's a reason they have wet t-shirt contests and not wet oxford shirt contests).

But those were exceptions. Again, most suburban housewives who trundle down to Sports Authority to buy tennis outfits for themselves and their daughters don't want outfits that are going to show their goodies to the whole country club, and as a result Nike, adidas, Izod, etc. aren't likely to trot out outfits for their stars that make them look like strippers. It's a nonissue.

fufuqifuqishahah
Jan 12th, 2009, 03:27 PM
If i was a player i'd expose my breasts on tv, and written on them it would say

"4 U MARGARET

YOU ASSHOLE

in the name of God +"

Play_Suspended
Jan 12th, 2009, 03:33 PM
^^Would that be a code violation?

Patrick345
Jan 12th, 2009, 04:28 PM
http://hopmancup.com/upload/images/gallery/XXI-France/Session1-AlizeCornet_GillesSimon2.jpg

Hsieh: Focus on the BALL, singular.

Simon: High Five.

Kipling
Jan 12th, 2009, 04:38 PM
and some incidents I recall where the women were sweating so profusely that certain physical features were, ahem, "highlighted."

Ahh, yes, those chilly days are great...

as a result Nike, adidas, Izod, etc. aren't likely to trot out outfits for their stars that make them look like strippers.

I could say something about Beth Mattek here, but...

C'mon, peeps, with interest in women's tennis nearing all-time lows, I say, let 'em show some skin. Women drool over the shirtless male players, so cut out the hypocrisy. Do the math--a tennis match between two sexy gals with shorter skirts and no bras is guaranteed to have more male spectators....well, straight ones anyway.

SvetaKuzzy
Jan 12th, 2009, 06:19 PM
sveta is taking this new "no skimpy clothing" rule very seriously.

she has announced officially that fila have designed the least skimpy clothing known for the Australian Open:




























http://www.petdiscounters.com/mc_images/product/detail/asa_c098_cat_tent_red_black.jpg






AND beth mattek has already shown off her own creation:





























http://i551.photobucket.com/albums/ii454/svetakuzzy/Poorbastardinketchupbottlesuit.jpg

Sylvester
Jan 12th, 2009, 06:41 PM
Ah, so that's why Mattek withdrew :sad: :lol:

Tennisation
Jan 12th, 2009, 06:45 PM
Venus, please wear a bra :tape:. I need u to focus on the AO without further disruptions

raffles
Jan 12th, 2009, 07:21 PM
I joined an on-line rental company a few months back and rented some Wimbledon dvds and boy if Margaret Court saw the amount of nipples I saw when they were played on my spanking new huge screen tv she would have had a heart attack. In fact I think I saw 17 year old Maria nipples, I hope Margaret is ready to call Child Protection Services(or are they called "The Department" like in Home and Away) in case some poor U-18 tennis player happens to be playing on particularly sweaty or cold day.

doujyr
Jan 12th, 2009, 07:48 PM
Steffi vs Gabby in Miami one year was extraordinary for tops becoming see-thru when sweaty! :p

Broken Racquet
Jan 12th, 2009, 07:52 PM
Sport is a celebration of human physique, so the more body we see the better! (this way we can better see how muscles work :p )

raffles
Jan 12th, 2009, 07:53 PM
Was Miss Court alerted to this obsene indcident? Did she not sweat herself or was she wearing a fleece while playing?

Tennisation
Jan 12th, 2009, 07:54 PM
Sport is a celebration of human physics, so the more body we see the better! :pI agree, back in ancient greek, they were competing in the Olympics naked, so why not? I remember a few years back when Tommy Haas got in trouble for wearing a sleeveless shirt. Heck, just make clothing optional for any sports

Привет
Jan 12th, 2009, 09:17 PM
A big fuss over something that isn't even an issue. :shrug:

Sean.
Jan 12th, 2009, 10:09 PM
It looks fine. Load of fuss about nothing :ras:

Uranium
Jan 12th, 2009, 10:11 PM
Venus, please wear a bra :tape:. I need u to focus on the AO without further disruptions

Personally I liked her 2001 AO clothes:drool:

darrinbaker00
Jan 12th, 2009, 10:21 PM
I agree, back in ancient greek, they were competing in the Olympics naked, so why not? I remember a few years back when Tommy Haas got in trouble for wearing a sleeveless shirt. Heck, just make clothing optional for any sports
Haas got in trouble because it was against ATP rules at the time. Obviously, that rule has been repealed.

doujyr
Jan 13th, 2009, 12:25 AM
Dani's dress is becoming rather transparent with sweat! :eek: Quick, alert the church elders :rolleyes: