Players finding ways to push fashion envelope

Wimbledon has long conformed to the all-white dress code. But red knickers and man-bags have defied this tradition. Bonnie DeSimone takes a walk down the 2007 fashion runway.

Updated: June 28, 2007, 6:49 PM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- Show a tennis player an all-white clothing rule, and she'll show you a million and one ways to push the fashion envelope.

"We're one of the few sports that doesn't have a uniform per se, so we can explore that, and it sets us apart," said Minnesota-born Bethanie Mattek, who has sailed her spaceship to the outer limits of the athletic apparel universe with a few self-assembled outfits.

Mattek ditched her 2006 Wimbledon tomboy look -- which ...

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