Wimbledon relaxes women's clothing rule

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LONDON (AP) Wimbledon is relaxing its requirement for all-white clothing to allow female players to wear colored undershorts to be more comfortable on their periods.

Wimbledon's strict policy about all-white attire for players is one of the best-known features of the grass-court Grand Slam tournament, but the All England Club on Thursday said it decided to update the rules after discussions "with the WTA, clothing manufacturers and medical teams on how best to support women and girls competing at the championships."

The new rules state that women can now "wear solid, mid/dark-colored undershorts provided they are no longer than their shorts or skirt."


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