Tennis Pro Kim Clijsters Invites Man To Put On A Skirt And Serve At Wimbeldon

"That's a man in a skirt, trying to return Kim Clijsters' serve. It's 2017 people."

A top-seeded women’s tennis player invited a male spectator to walk a mile in her skirt this weekend at Wimbledon.

When Belgium’s Kim Clijsters asked her doubles partner, Rennae Stubbs, where she should direct her serve, a heckler shouted out “Body serve.”

“Why don’t you go there?” Clijsters yelled back, inviting the man to come down to the court to take a serve—which he did.

But Wimbledon has a strict dress code—all players must wear white from their head to their toes (and even underwear). So Clijsters lent the man, later identified (as Chris Quinn of Ireland one of her tennis skirts. (Quinn needed help getting the skirt over his legs and rump.)

His first serve went well, but the next few weren’t so successful. Hey buddy, maybe leave it to the professionals?


On Twitter Quinn reconnected with Clijsters (who, with her partner, went on to beat Conchita Martinez and Andrea Jaeger 6-2, 7-5).

Trish Bendix is a Los Angeles-based writer.