Venus Williams got her Wimbledon campaign off to a winning start with a 7-6, 6-4 win over Elise Mertens to move into the second round on Monday (3 July). However, the seven-time Grand Slam winner might land herself in trouble due to her attire during the match.
The American was seen playing with her pink bra straps clearly visible under her white attire, which is a violation of Wimbledon’s “all-white” rule.
Williams proceeded to change her bra during a rain break in the second set and even came out with a different top which could mean that she was informed by officials about her attire, though it is not confirmed as of yet.
“Yeah, so I don’t want to talk about undergarments,” Williams said following the win.
“It’s kind of awkward for me. I’ll leave that to you. You can talk about it with your friends. I’m going to pass.” According the official Wimbledon rules, “competitors must be dressed in suitable tennis attire that is almost entirely white and this applies from the point at which the player enters the court surround.” Read more