serena-wins-again-696x468 She has 21 Grand Slam titles to her name and is the highest paid female athlete in the world.

But this week some tennis fans claim they have been too ‘distracted’ by Serena Williams’ nipples showing through her tennis whites to focus on her game.

The world number one, 34, powered into the semi finals after beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia, but viewers such as MrStephenMc were more interested in questioning her appearance.


“Surprise BBC haven’t issued a warning that Serena is showing some nipple today,” he tweeted.

Nick Du Val had also taken note, saying: “I’ve just been exposed to Serena Williams nipples on the BBC, should I complain?”

Female commentators were equally vocal on the issue.

CordyCat3456 joined in the chorus of disapproval, saying: “I wouldn’t usually comment on another woman’s body, but could someone give Serena Williams something to cover her nipples. Very distracting.”

Mottersss was also unimpressed, saying Wimbledon ‘should be PG’.

“Just to let you know @serenawilliams we can see your nipples through your top! Whoops!” she wrote.

SeetalRihal , however, was horrified that peopel were focusing on the champion’s body rather than her performance on the court.

“Boobs and nipples have become so overly sexualised that Serena Williams can’t even wear a top while playing tennis,” she wrote.

Poppy Francesca agreed with her point, adding: “People are actually complaining about seeing Serena Williams’ nipples through her shirt – and people still think we don’t need feminism.”

“Why watch Wimbledon if the most interesting thing you can find to comment on is Serena Williams’ nipples?” she asked.

But Rachiechick69 was one of the many who couldn’t help themselves.

She tweeted an image of the player at the tournament, asking: “What is it about Serena Williams nipples this Wimbledon? #distractingplay.”

Iammikeholihan also took note of Serena, although he didn’t seem to be complaining.

“Thanks ESPN for allowing me to see @serenawilliams nipples in high definition,” he tweeted.

35F248C000000578-3678536-image-a-29_1467883871881Berkshirebassa said it was ‘really difficult’ for him to concentrate on her games as as result, while Jordan Singleton added: ‘Serena Williams’ nipples are so aggressive.’

Serena returns to Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova during their women’s singles fourth round match. She has powered through to the semi finals after beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia
The star has been body shamed by Twitter commentators who have suggested that she can’t wear tennis whites
The star has been body shamed by Twitter commentators who have suggested that she can’t wear tennis whites

Jack_Ingamells even suggested he was fed up with the sight.

“Sick of seeing Serena Williams’ nipples on my TV screen lately,” he said.35E8997600000578-3678536-image-a-39_1467884094491

And YeatesMichael outrageously suggested that the world number one player’s success is down to her nipples.

Katiefathersxx suggested the star needed to invest in some new clothing

“With all the money Serena Williams earns, why can’t she buy a decent sports bra which covers her nipples properly?” she asked.

LADYLUVSDABEARS even suggested that Serena can’t pull off tennis whites.

“Serena Williams nipples are distracting. She can’t wear white like that,” she said.

Similarly Sarah Mott called on clothing manufacturers to change their processes.

“Nike can you please make your material thicker,” she asked. “Serena Williams’ nipples are everywhere #Wimbledon2016.”

The row comes after viewers accused the BBC of indulging in too many gratuitous slow-motion shots of Wimbledon’s women tennis players, including close-ups of their underwear, earlier this week.

The broadcaster was criticised over its use of long, lingering close ups during women’s matches, which some viewers have said feature too much of the athletes’ bottoms.

A BBC spokesman said she could not comment on any complaints received, but added that the replays were used for analysis of the sport.