Tennis’ Anne White
Serena’s Catsuit Ban Is Sexist
… I Would Know!
8/29/2018 2:57 PM PDT
White famously wore a body suit to play in Wimbledon in 1985 — but was told during the tournament, the suit violated the dress code and she needed to change it or she couldn’t continue.
She changed her outfit — and lost the following match.
White tells TMZ Sports she felt the whole thing was sexist — “It’s kinda crazy that women aren’t allowed to wear what they want to work. It’s a shame.”
Like Serena, Anne says her catsuit was more about function than fashion — explaining her outfit was intended to keep her warm in the cold weather.
FYI, Serena’s catsuit was custom-designed to increase blood circulation in the wake of health issues caused by blot clots.
White tells us … she’s a HUGE fan of Serena and believes tennis officials should change the rules to allow women like Williams to essentially wear whatever they want, especially if there’s a legit reason.
There are other critics who think the ban on Serena’s catsuit was racially motivated. It seems Anne believes it’s not just about black and white … it’s about women still getting the short end of the stick in a “man’s world.”