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Wimbledon’s all-white dress code changed for players’ menstrual

Wimbledon is relaxing its requirement for all-white clothing to allow female players to wear colored undershorts

Wimbledon is relaxing its requirement for all-white clothing to allow female players to wear colored undershorts

Wimbledon's famously strict rules requiring all-white clothing for its players now comes with an exception: female players

The change comes after current and former players described the stress of having to wear an all-white

"It is our hope that this rule adjustment will help players focus purely on their performance by

The Grand Slam rulebook states that "clean and customarily acceptable tennis attire shall be worn as determined

The other Grand Slams are far more liberal than Wimbledon in their assessment of acceptable tennis attire

The menstruation issue had been raised repeatedly by players and others in recent months

"I myself had to skip my period around Wimbledon for the reason that I didn't want to

Somewhat ironically, the rules about white clothing initially began as a measure to prevent sweat stains from

Billie Jean King wears tennis whites in her first-round match against Else Spruyt at Wimbledon in June 1965

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While the issue may have only been discussed publicly in the last few years, the fear of

"And it's what you wear underneath that's important for your menstrual period

You get tense about it because the first thing we are is entertainers, and you want whatever

Wimbledon's new apparel rules will come into effect in July at the 136th staging of the tournament