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Cash blasts Wimbledon’s ‘ridiculous’ underwear rule

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada is pictured at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London on July 2.

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Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash blasted the All England Club, saying they were being over-zealous with the all-white dress code which he claims has forced some women players to even change their bras. “It has absolutely gone ridiculous,” the Australian said.

The 1987 champion claimed some players have been ordered to change their underwear if it was not entirely white. Some women have been sent back to “change their bras and tops because they had slight color on them,” he told BBC radio.

The 49-year-old said he thought some players did not have sports bras that would pass muster and had to go without them. He also claimed one player was hauled into the referees’ office because his blue underwear “showed through when he got sweaty.”

A Wimbledon spokeswoman said all competitors had been given written notice of the Championships’ clothing rules. Caps, headbands, bandanas, wristbands and socks must be totally white.

(Liberty Times)







1. blast v.

抨擊 (peng1 ji2)

例: The government was blasted by the opposition for failing to reduce inflation.


2. pass muster phr.

達到要求 (da2 dao4 yao1 qiu2)

例: New teams won’t be admitted to the league if their stadiums don’t pass muster.


3. haul v.

用力拖拉 (yong4 li4 tuo1 la1)

例: She hauled herself up into the tree.


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