Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/05/29/simon_halep/
Fans decry tennis gal's breast-slash plan
New jubs please
Rising Romanian tennis star Simona Halep is facing popular opposition to her plan to reduce her breasts, which she describes as an "uncomfortable" impediment to optimum performance on the court.
The 17-year-old junior French Open champ - whose vital stats are: height 5ft 5in; world ranking 264; cup size 34DD - confirmed: "This fall I'll have a breast reduction operation. The breasts make me uncomfortable when I play. It's the weight that troubles me - my ability to react quickly."
Purely in the interests of demonstrating just what an encumberance Halep's protuberances are, here's some footage of them in action:
And before the curmudgeons among you start start banging on about the IT angle and remove El Reg from your bookmarks, the Daily Mail reckons Halep fans have started an online petition urging her to reconsider. ®