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Usually when Wimbledon officials make a big stink over this or that player’s attire, it’s not that big of a deal. They make like something truly scandalous has happened, when really it’s just a case of a woman deciding to wear shorts, or a man with orange soles on his shoes. However, in 1979, when 18-year-old American Linda Siegel took the court against six-time champ Billie Jean King, they actually had a legitimate reason to be upset.

Apparently Stiegel wanted to look good for her Wimbledon debut against a tennis legend, so she borrowed a fairly low-cut dress from one of her friends. Unfortunately, that dress proved to be insufficient for keeping her breasts in place, and the result was lots and lots of wardrobe malfunctions.

The next day, London tabloids had a field day publishing photos of the match. One headline even read, “Thanks for the mammary.”

- See more at: http://www.totalprosports.com/2013/07/03/the-20-greatest-wimbledon-style-icons/#7

Usually when Wimbledon officials make a big stink over this or that player’s attire, it’s not that big of a deal. They make like something truly scandalous has happened, when really it’s just a case of a woman deciding to wear shorts, or a man with orange soles on his shoes. However, in 1979, when 18-year-old American Linda Siegel took the court against six-time champ Billie Jean King, they actually had a legitimate reason to be upset.

Apparently Stiegel wanted to look good for her Wimbledon debut against a tennis legend, so she borrowed a fairly low-cut dress from one of her friends. Unfortunately, that dress proved to be insufficient for keeping her breasts in place, and the result was lots and lots of wardrobe malfunctions.

The next day, London tabloids had a field day publishing photos of the match. One headline even read, “Thanks for the mammary.”

- See more at: http://www.totalprosports.com/2013/07/03/the-20-greatest-wimbledon-style-icons/#7

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