Wimbledon banned players from wearing non-white underwear in 2014 as part of its clothing policy. The all-white policy has been criticized by the likes of Billie Jean King and Judy Murray, saying it can cause “fear” in players on their period.
Wimbledon has traditionally banned all players from wearing colored underwear since 2014 as part of their all-white policy.
However, after fresh criticism from Billie Jean King and Judy Murray, the rules have been changed to allow female players to wear dark-colored undershorts.
Sally Bolton, Chief Executive of the All England Club, said: “We are committed to supporting the players and listening to their feedback as to how they can perform at their best.
“From next year, women and girls competing at The Championships will have the option of wearing colored under shorts if they choose. It is our hope that this rule adjustment will help players focus purely on their performance by relieving a potential source of anxiety.”