Female tennis players asked to cover-up

January 27, 2009


“AUSTRALIAN Open referees will ban skimpy outfits after a rising French teenager caused a stir with a see-through top at a tournament Down Under.

Alize Cornet, 18, showed off her curves in a short skirt and low-cut transparent top during a doubles match at the Hopman Cup in Perth. Open officials have since threatened fines of up to $2,000 (£912) for any player caught infringing their strict dress code. Ex-tennis star Margaret Court also condemned Cornet’s attire, insisting it pushed the boundaries of what was acceptable. She said that the skimpy outfits of female tennis players made them “look like they should be on the beach”. “I just don’t think the tennis court is the place to be everything clingy and showing everything,” the Daily Telegraph quoted Court as saying.”

Source: http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/sport/nrl/story/0,26746,24898266-5016380,00.html

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