Why don't women wear shorts, too?

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  1. Prisoner of Birth

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    Aren't they more convenient and comfortable than miniskirts?
     
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    I believe that most do wear shorts (short shorts) under their skirts/dresses. Many wear shorts w/o skirts during practice.



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    Why skirts on top, then? I can never understand how women feel comfortable playing in whatever it is they wear.
     
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    Yeah, the skorts thing never really made sense to me. Wearing just a skirt would probably give them a freer range of movement. Why would you wear both?
     
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    If you take the sexiness out of women's tennis what are you left with?
     
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    Dunno, never tried wearing a skirt over my shorts. I imagine that most of those dresses/skirts actually permit a lot of freedom of movement. What I don't get is why some women pros wear dangling earrings when playing. Or remember the beads that Venus and Serena use to wear in their hair?
     
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    Endorsements may have something to do with it.

    Some women will play tennis just to wear the outfits.
     
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    My favorite skirt is definitely the one worn by Francesca. Who is her skirt sponsor?
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    The tennis balls fit between the shorts (which are elastic and tight) and our leg.

    How else can we carry tennis balls if we don't wear shorts under the skirt?
     
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    The tennis balls fit between the shorts (which are elastic and tight) and our leg.

    How else can we carry tennis balls if we don't wear shorts under the skirt?
     
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  14. The Meat

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    Sewn in pocks to skirt, school uniform skirts have this so they could also use it in tennis.
     
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    because most would look even more like........ men
     
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    Azarenka looked great in them at the Aussie Open last year and certainly did not look like a man.
     
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    why doesn't Andy murray wear a kilt?
     
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  18. Prisoner of Birth

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    Yep. Really sexy.
     
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    You kidding right? And what the heck is picture of Schiavone doing in this thread :confused::eek:
     
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  20. Prisoner of Birth

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    No, I'm not.
     
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    This looks so uncomfortable to play in.
     
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    Hey man, don't knock skirts until you try them.

    Wait... I've said too much.

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  23. bluetrain4

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    Some do wear shorts.
     
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    I second that. Disappointed she is wearing shorts like last year with those legs.
     
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    this looks sensible to me
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    no clue why a woman would want to wear something like a skirt to play a sport in. Then again, i have no clue why a woman would want to walk around in high heals. Not even my wife understands that one
     
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  26. ollinger

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    Why don't men wear skirts? Cooler in hot weather, more freedom of movement.
     
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    Murray's countrymen do
     
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  28. jwbarrientos

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    Leave skirts alone, they are sexy.
     
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    Tradition, probably. I think tennis is often looked upon as a bit of a genteel sport compared to running or basketball or whatever, so the clothes reflect that a bit... ladies in skirts, gents in collared shirts (though not as common now, I suppose).
     
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    I keep wearing my collared shirts and the women can keep wearing their skirts. Nothing wrong with not looking trashy.
     
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    They should wear shorts similar to those volleyball player's wear.
     
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  33. colababy

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    Another reason to wear skirts: camel toe if we wear just shorts tight enough to fit balls.

    Unless we start wearing soccer or basketball length shorts, balls won't be secure in shorts. Shorter shorts don't fit as many balls.

    Current tennis shorts like azarenka's actually has another tight shorts underneath to fit balls.

    In fact, skirts are really starting to catch on in other sports. Look at lululemon's running skirt.
     
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