Nike recalls SKIMPY Wimbledon tennis dresses after players complain

Players were reportedly claiming that the "Nike Premier Slam" dress, which is worth £75, rises above the waistline and becomes uncomfortable during play.

Nike have recalled the tennis dresses due to be used by their female players at Wimbledon after complaints that the skimpy outfits reveal too much flesh.

In this week's qualifying event at Roehampton, GB prospect Katie Boulter, 19, wore a belt improvised from a hairband to keep her dress in place.

The issue was evident from the fact that Czech tennis player Lucie Hradecka sported a white leggings to cope up with the diminutive top, which was actually believed to be the complete attire for Wimbedon.

Nike told their players to bring the dresses to their rented house close to the All England Club for alterations.

It sent an email to players which said: "We need to make a small change to your dresses per Wimbledon rules".

Consequently, Nike sent across a mail to its players asking them to drop the outfits to Nike Wimbledon House for eleventh-hour modifications, the report adds.

In thick, underlined type it continued with the message: "This is VERY important".

Attractive blonde Canadian Eugenie Bouchard and pretty brunette Laura Robson are among those expected to have their dresses altered.

Wimbledon has a famously strict all-white dress code which states that "common standards of decency are required at all times". Serena Williams, another Nike endorser, will wear her own, signature version of the dress, one that is more structured and less revealing.

An All England Club spokesman described it as a matter for Nike.


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