Charleston Native Causes Sensation at Wimbledon 30 Years Ago


Thirty years ago this week, a Charleston native caused a sensation when she played her first round at the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Club near London.  In 1985, the 24 year old White wore a body suit.

Now living in Los Angeles, White explains that it all began because she liked to wear runners tights when she practiced and played. They kept her legs warm and her muscles from tightening up. 

She and some friends who worked at Nike came up with the idea of the body suit.  It arrived from Italy in time to play her first round match against Pam Shriver.