The change of regulations that will allow Serena Williams dress to your liking

The winner of 23 majors led to an angry controversy in Roland Garros with an outfit that included leggings up to the ankles, approved now The Association of w

The change of regulations that will allow Serena Williams dress to your liking

The winner of 23 majors led to an angry controversy in Roland Garros with an outfit that included leggings up to the ankles, approved now

The Association of womens Tennis (WTA) approved for the season 2019 a new rule that includes changes in the clothing of the players, authorized from now on to play with compression pants as used by Serena Williams during last Roland Garros. In addition, the WTA decided to protect the players return from a pregnancy, extending to three years the period where you keep your ranking.

Until now, the leggings could only be used up to the height of the twin and always in combination with a skirt or a dress. This rule was bothered by the players, accustomed to training with this garment without any limitation. The controversy was fanned by Serena Williams, who surprised last June in Paris with her famous Catsuit, a dress, a piece that included the above mentioned leggings and that she herself had defined as that of a "warrior princess".

Two months later, Bernard Giudicelli, president of the French Federation (FFT) announced that Roland Garros would not accept more clothing on Williams: "we need to respect the game and the place," he proclaimed then. Now, the new norm becomes completely legal, the choice of Serena.

to Force the back

another focus of the WTA affects the low maternity, which has recently complicated the return of Viktoria Azarenka and Serena Williams. The two former 'number one' had to force his return, given that his ranking was only protected for two years. From now on, this period is extended to three.

in Addition, the number of tournaments in which a player who has caused down for more than a year (due to injury, maternity or any other cause) can use the ranking protected increases to 12. So far it was only eight.

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Updated Date: 13 December 2018, 08:01

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