Victoria Azarenka forced to change into white shirt during practice at Wimbledon (Pictures)
It is a well-known fact throughout the tennis world that players must wear white on the court when competing at Wimbledon. The strict dress code is an old English tradition, and Andre Agassi even skipped the tournament several times when he was younger because he refused to comply with the “predominantly white” policy. Earlier this week, Victoria Azarenka took to the practice court wearing the yellow t-shirt you see above to prepare for her match against Serena Williams. The rules apparently apply to practice rounds as well, and tournament officials forced her to change into the shirt you see below.
While Azarenka did not seem pleased and even stretched out the arm holes a bit, rules are rules. It may seem overly strict, but that is how Wimbledon has always been. In fact, they even tightened up on members and spectators this year. If you want to wear a t-shirt during a practice round, just make sure it’s a white one.