Wimbledon has officially amended its all-white dress code to allow female players to wear non-white undershorts.
The decision comes after current and former players outlined the stress of having to wear all-white attire while on their periods.
All England Club Chief Executive Sally Bolton, who is responsible for the operations of Wimbledon, said in a statement that “it is our hope that this rule adjustment will help players focus purely on their performance by relieving a potential source of anxiety.”
In July, The Daily Aus spoke to Australian tennis player Daria Saville (née Gavrilova), who said she had skipped her period for Wimbledon.
“I didn’t want to worry about bleeding through, as we already have enough other stress”, said Saville.
At the time, she remarked that “a few girls” at Wimbledon this year had said they “hate” the all-white rule because it “sucks to wear all white while being on your period”.