Sportswomen who took part in the Wimbledon tournament.
Today in the Wimbledon tournament was attended by both men and women, but for the right to go to court female athletes fought for a long time. To win the victory was not easy: during a fight, clad in bulky dresses and tight corsets, women sometimes were able to perform a successful flow or to strike the ball.
Elizabeth Moore is a young tennis player.
Today it may seem incredible, but at the beginning of the twentieth century tennisistki went to court in dresses, corsets and layered skirts. An indispensable accessory was the belt, and hat. One of the first winners of the Wimbledon tournament was Dorothea Lambert-chambers, the British athlete who on his first game came in a shirt and tie than impressed all those present. Making his debut at Wimbledon in 1900, it subsequently won seven titles and even a gold medal at the Olympic games of 1908.
Typical outfits tennis players in the XIX century.
Tennis players took to the court wearing long dresses and hats.
Another titled tennisistka, which was not only 30 times the winner of Wimbledon but the two-time Olympic medalist, was a French woman Suzanne Lenglen Rachel flora. Her best game occurred in 1920-ies. The flamboyant athlete definitely came out on the court, making a couple of SIPS of brandy. She was literally obsessed with his appearance and never appeared before the audience without makeup. Perfect make-up she always tried to keep to the end of the match.As for the clothes, and here she was able to surprise: could go to court in a mink coat, but at the same time at extremely short skirt.
Retro photos from the women’s tennis tournament.
Tennis players with rackets.
A real revolution in tennis fashion has made the American Gertrude Moran, better known as “the Lovely Gussie”. Her career took off after world war II, she became the winner in several games in singles and doubles (both women’s and mixed) discharges. However, during a fight in 1949, most of the audience was watching not only over its movements. While jumping and tilt it under a fairly short skirt revealed lace panties…. The emergence of Moran on court in this outfit shocked the audience and judges.
To know the tennis player on the street only by the presence of the racket.
Dorothea Lambert-chambers at Wimbledon.
The costume was made by the designer and contest administrator Ted Tinling. Moran asked about the bright floral dress, but the tournament had a strict order: form athletes should be exclusively white. Then Ted decided on a bold experiment that ended in scandal and dismissal. Back in Wimbledon, he managed only 33 years later. The trick Moran and Tinling received wide publicity, about lace panties written in the Newspapers, they were discussed even in Parliament.
Rachel flora Suzanne Lenglen during the tournament.
Lenglen at Wimbledon, 1926.
Gertrude Moran during the first games at Wimbledon.
Tennisistka Gertrude Moran.
The outfits of the players gradually became more and more outspoken.
Moran made a real revolution in women’s tennis fashion. The girls now go on the court, owe to their predecessors. Tennessec in the twenty-first century there is every opportunity to demonstrate their ability, leaving the match in comfortable and practical clothes.
Clothing tennis woman, decorated with geometric patterns.
Game in the women’s doubles.
The suit does not restrict movement.
American tennis player Venus Williams.
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