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Wozniacki labels Wimbledon underwear checks ‘pretty creepy’

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The All England Club have long been praised for their attempts to keep Wimbledon traditional.

Central to those traditions is the insistence that players wear white while competing at SW19.

However, that tradition has become mired in controversy after Pat Cash claimed that some women had to change their bras because they did not conform to said dress code.

Cash made the claims on BBC radio stating that the All England Club had “absolutely gone ridiculous” in their endeavours to police the code – and criticised the “archaic thinking”.

Reacting to Cash’s claims, Caroline Wozniacki branded having an official checking her underwear and scrutinising her attire 'pretty creepy'.

“I don’t think anyone is showing off their underwear like that. Getting it checked: that's be pretty creepy,” she said.

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“Usually I don’t wear coloured underwear whenever you have white. You can see through.

"Obviously, if the colour of the bra is really bright, the top is see-through, you can see it through,” she added.

She did qualify those comments, though:

“Everyone was told before Wimbledon you have to wear white. I don’t think there should be any surprises.

"White is white. It should be pretty simple.”

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Her opponent in the fourth round, Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, also spoke out against the possible checks.

“It’s weird to be checking our underwear, don’t you think?" she said.

"I think it’s very weird to check under my skirt if I’m wearing white underwear,” she said.

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