Wimbledon breaks the strict white dress code for women's tennis for the first time
Wimbledon, known for its strict all-white dress code, has allowed female tennis players to wear dark shorts for the first time, a change that came after years of complaints from female players.
Finally reaching the 21st century, Wimbledon decided to change its strict dress code, allowing players to breathe freely without the fear of bleeding during the game.
American tennis star Coco Gauff said last week that the change would take a lot of stress out of the locker room.
Wimbledon, the world's oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament, has long had the strictest dress code in the game and made it even tougher in 2014, banning cream-colored clothing as well as anything that it wasn't completely white.
For years, female players experienced anxiety when playing in white during their menstrual cycle, often postponing their periods by several days via the pill to avoid the embarrassment of spotting in front of millions of viewers around the world.