Greystones man dons skirt to join women's doubles match at Wimbledon

Ross Houston
July 15, 2017

It was no different for the 34-year-old when she went to the court at the Wimbledon this year for a women's doubles invitational match, along with other tennis greats.

But seeing him not in all whites, which is the traditional dress code followed at the Wimbledon, Kim ran to take out one of her spare white skirts.

Clijsters checked with him whether he had actually said that, and once convinced, she invited him to the court which he duly accepted.


She asked the crowd where she should serve in order to clinch a point when suddenly a male fan shouted, "body", from the crowd.

Clijsters served - and the man got the ball back over the net.

Martinez and Jaeger joined in the spirit and got Quinn on court - but there was a hitch, as every player has to wear all white, rather than the green and blue combo he was sporting.


After another point, the group of ladies and fan had a photo and he returned to his seat to watch the match, which was won by Clijsters and Stubbs 6-2 7-5. Another thing which is very important is that it's not just players who should have such spirit.

Clijsters fell on the floor laughing as the man was finally dressed to play in Wimbledon.


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