Women have breast reductions for a myriad of reasons. Reasons that usually don’t involve helping them in their chosen sporting event.
Men hate breast reductions for a myriad of reasons. Reasons that usually involve our love for the female anatomy. Especially when said anatomy is measured at DD. A fact that up and coming tennis star, Simona Halep will undoubtedly realize sooner or later.
You see, Halep has acquired a rather large male following because of her breast. But now she’s decided to do away with those assets to strengthen her game on the court. Will it help? Guess we’ll find out.
The 18-year-old, who was a junior champion at the French Open in 2008, had a growing male fan base thanks to her 34DD breasts.
But the extra weight on her chest was uncomfortable and caused severe back pain, which affected her performance on the court.
In a bid to boost her game, she spent last summer recovering from breast reduction surgery, which took her cup size down to a more modest 34C.
She revealed her new-look figure at this year’s French Open tournament in Paris.
Unfortunately Halep, who is ranked 114 in the world, was still beaten on Monday by former semi-finalist, Australian Samantha Stosur.
Explaining her decision to fans, who petitioned in an attempt to get her to reconsider, she said: ‘It’s the weight that troubles me. My ability to react quickly, my breasts make me uncomfortable when I play.
‘I don’t like them in my everyday life, either. I would have gone for surgery even if I hadn’t been a sportswoman.’
Score one for the naysayers, but the journey sans DD’s goes on.
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