‘I’m just planning my period around it’ – tennis player opens up about Wimbledon’s strict rule on eggs causing stress

Wimbledon stands tall for the standard of tennis it offers and the traditions it enjoys. However, there are problematic factors but every year they pass under the guise of tradition. One such factor is the strict dress code. Each participating player must wear white clothes. No other color must occupy more than 1 cm of space on the player’s clothing.

The problem with this rule is that it causes psychological stress in female athletes who compete during their menstrual cycle. The stress of this red spot will be on all white clothes. Recently, Puerto Rican player Monica Puig revealed the matter on Twitter.

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With Wimbledon looming, Puig took to Twitter and shared a thread addressing the fact that how much menstruation affects a player’s match and wrote about Wimbledon problem. “Definitely something that affects the math! Finally, it caught everyone’s attention! Not to mention the stress of wearing all white at Wimbledon and praying for not having your period during those two weeks.”

After taking gold at the Rio Olympics, Britain’s Heather Watson has also opened up about the issue. She said , “I really like to imitate it and don’t want to change that. The only stress I have is that my period is, but I just plan my period around it.”

“I would probably take a pill just to skip my Wimbledon turn. This is the thought process and the conversations the girls have.” Watson, who plays at home to Wimbledon and holds a mixed doubles title in 2016.

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The color is preferred over others at Wimbledon due to its resistance to white spots caused by perspiration. Although the fact that he stresses the entry of female players during their monthly menstrual cycle raises the question of the rigor surrounding it.

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Several WTA players, such as Petra Kvitova, spoke about the same thing earlier. Although the two-time Wimbledon champion had no issues with wearing white, she admitted, “It’s not really easy to deal with something more difficult. If we have to go through the match or training or something, it is difficult.”

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Wimbledon, after numerous complaints from players about the slippery surface of the center court, decided to change one of its long-standing rules. After watching players like Serena Williams, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic struggle to maintain their grip on the surface. The statement was passed that players would be allowed to train in the central court before matches.

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By doing this, the grass’s moisture will decrease and the playing field will become more worn out. Thus, imposing less threat of physical harm to players while they are in a match. It also gives them the opportunity to read and settle in court.

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