From 34GG to 34D: Smaller boobs preferred

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For this tennis star, bigger boobs are out.

In 2009, Romanian tennis star Simona Halep went from 34DD to 34C. The move saved her career, reported Australian news site

Post-surgery, her increased mobility and confidence saw the 22-year-old climbing to No. 4 in the world.

Bust sizes today are particularly large.

In the 1950s, the average cup-size was a B. Today it is DD. Last month the largest-ever strapless bra, a 50L, went on the market, reported British newspaper Mail Online.

Embarrassing to do sports

Healthcare manager Jennie Smith hated her 34GG bustline so much, she went for breast reduction surgery.

Now, the 35-year-old runs, goes horse-riding and bounces on the trampoline with her daughter, 5.

She went from 34GG to 34D

PHOTO: Mail Online

She told Mail Online: "I was a size 34GG and found anything sporty extremely embarrassing... I suffered from back and neck pain and my underwired bras dug into my skin."

In the UK, the number of women undergoing mammaplasty last year increased 11 per cent from the year before to 4,680, the Mail Online reported. And over 20,000 procedures were carried out between 2006 and 2011, with some girls as young as 15. 

Sources: Mail Online,