Women's Tennis Association criticised for sexist "best dressed" poll

Emily Thornhill
Photo credit: Women's Tennis Association
Photo credit: Women's Tennis Association

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After tennis players such as Andy Murray and Venus Williams raised concerns about Wimbledon's sexist Centre Court scheduling, the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has come under fire for ranking female tennis players competing at Wimbledon by their on-court style.

Originally spotted by Refinery29, the WTA posted a tweet on Monday (10 July) asking Twitter users to rank the players' on-court style, therefore reducing their talent and achievements as athletes down to their attire. Needless to say, their male counterparts didn't receive the same treatment.

The poll included notable female tennis players such as Petra Kvitova, Garbiñe Muguruza, Kristina Mladenovic, Dominika Cibulkova, Alizé Cornet, Angelique Kerber, Heather Watson and Carina Witthoeft.

Social-media users we quick to criticise the WTA calling the poll "silly and outrageous" as well as asking where the best-dressed poll was for male tennis players.

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