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10:01 UK time, Tuesday, 24 June 2008

"As long as she is wearing clothes, and they are white, we will be happy" - All England Club's response to a US tennis player's appearance in Playboy 080624_tennis.gif

Serena Williams is a woman who knows how to work the media catwalk that is the tennis court. She glided onto Wimbledon's centre court in a white, belted mini-mac to warm up in - later describing its design as "delectable" and musing on how inexplicable her love of coats is, given that she lives in Florida. But can her poise and nous be completely upstaged by US player, Ashley Harkleroad? The 23-year-old is going for an even more powerful look - starkers, in Playboy, in August. The All England Club volleys back with a droll response that embodies the dry humour of the nation.

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