Nike dresses recalled

Global sports brand Nike have been forced to ask many of their sponsored female players to bring back the dresses that they are set to wear during Wimbledon.

During qualifying for England's grand slam, there were a number of complaints from competitors that the 'Premier Slam' dresses were too revealing and that the manner in which they flapped around as the players moved was impeding performance.

Lucie Hradecka, who is currently ranked 71st in the world, used the dress as a shirt and opted to wear leg-ins in an attempt to normalise the outfit at Roehampton this week.

At the same event, Katie Boulter wore a belt improvised from a hairband to keep her dress in place.

More than 20 women competing at Wimbledon have commercial contracts with Nike, and a panicked email sent by the manufacturer asked the players to bring the dresses back for alteration prior to the commencement of the main tournament.

"We need to make a small change to your dresses per Wimbledon rules. Could you please bring them by the Nike Wimbledon House," the email read.

"This is VERY important."

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