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Austrian junior Jurij Rodionov was pressured to vary his underwear proper earlier than his match Thursday, after it was inspected by the chair umpire and deemed a violation of Wimbledon’s all-white gown code.
Rodionov re-emerged from the locker room minutes later, presumably in a special pair, however was advised to vary as soon as once more by a event official.
The All England Membership has been notably emphatic about its apparel laws in recent times. Simply final week, Venus Williams was requested to vary out of a pink bra throughout a rain delay.
The membership’s clothes guidelines state: “Undergarments that both are or could be seen throughout play (together with as a result of perspiration) should even be utterly white and include no multiple centimetre of coloured trim.”
The 18-yr-previous Rodionov ended up profitable his match, so the day wasn’t all that dangerous.