Wimbledon: Bouchard escapes punishment for wearing black bra
Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard escaped strict punishment from umpire Louise Engzell despite breaking Wimbledon's dress code
London: Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard escaped strict punishment from umpire Louise Engzell despite breaking Wimbledon's dress code.
Eugenie Bouchard wearing a black bra at Wimbledon on Tuesday. Pic/AFP
The 21-year-old, who reached the final of last year's lone grass court Major, wore a black bra whose strap was easily visible during her women's singles first round defeat to China's Ying-Ying Duan here on Tuesday.
Engzell checked to see if Bouchard had broken the dress code but did not take action against the World No 12. Wimbledon's dress code states that players must dress in 'almost entirely white' during competitive matches at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
When asked by sportsmail if she knew that her bra strap had caused concern, Bouchard replied, "I was not aware of that at all and no one told me anything about my bra," she said.