Can you imagine playing tennis in a 4.9kg outfit consisting of a body-length undergarment, corset, 2 petticoats, silk dress, straw boater and tennis apron? That's what women entering the Wimbledon Tennis Championships could be expected to wear in the 1800s. Luckily female tennis fashions have changed a lot since then.
1900s Steen Skirt and Blouse
Attitudes relaxed after World War I. This is a mid-1920s Pique dress.
The dress worn by 5-times Ladies Singles Champion Serena Williams in 2012.