“Do you think [Marion] Bartoli’s dad told her when she was little: ‘You’re never going to be a looker, you’ll never be a [Maria] Sharapova, so you have to be scrappy and fight’?
Yeah, BBC’s Radio 5 Live host John Inverdale actually said this after Marion Bartoli defeated Sabine Lisicki to win the woman’s Grand Slam title this weekend at Wimbledon, managing to be offensive on multiple levels. One, it’s just plain rude! Two, there’s the suggestion that a hot blonde female tennis player doesn’t have to play as hard. Sure, attractiveness may have something to do with scoring endorsement deals off the court, but on the court, appearance has absolutely no bearing on skill. Keep reading »
It seems only fitting that on 7/7/2013, a Brit should reclaim the Wimbledon crown after 77 years. Today Andy Murray finally put a nation out of its misery and won Wimbledon. The Scot became the first Brit to win the tennis championship since Fred Perry in 1936. He beat world No. 1 Novak Djokovicin straight sets.
The match seemed like it was comfortably in Murray’s hands from the very beginning. Not only did he have the enormous home court advantage but Novak was coming off a grueling 5-set semi-final match against Juan Martin del Potro that left him noticeably fatigued. Read more on Celeb Dirty Laundry…
The Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki has been accused of racism after she stuffed her bra and skirt, to give the appearance of ample breasts and butt, on the court yesterday, apparently mimicking her fellow women’s tennis player Serena Williams. Wozniacki was playing a game in Sao Paolo, Brazil, against Anna Kournikova when, with a big grin on her face, she stuffed small towels down her frontside and backside to give herself cariacturishly large proportions. She played for a minute or two dressed like that, as the audience chuckled, before pulling the towels out. You can watch a video of the incident after the jump. Keep reading »
Hey Carly Jepsen / This may sound cray / But is that a giant tennis racket / or did you get hit with a shrink ray? The world may never know. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
I am obsessed with Serena Williams. In fact, she’s kind of my idol. I mean, this woman can serve a tennis ball at 128 miles per hour(!), win $38 million in prize money, wear a lycra catsuit at the US Open, swear at line judges, guest star on “Law and Order: SVU,” sell clothes on the Home Shopping Network, and become a certified nail technician. She is a goddess. Needless to say, I think she looks sizzling in this tight red dress she wore for a post-gold medal appearance on “Letterman.” Paired with embellished platforms and big, beautiful hair, this outfit is freakin’ fierce. Game, set, match! [Photo: Splash News]
Congratulations are due to Rafael Nadal, who won the French Open this weekend! Here he is looking all soulful and sexy with his trophy/cup thingy.Mmm, so many hotties in the sport of tennis, huh? Because Rafael can’t do it alone, here are some other pro tennis hotties who know how to wield their rackets. Don’t worry, we’ll keep our eyes on the balls, I mean ball.
Some handy puns and phrases that could be used to describe 26-year-old tennis player Bethanie Mattek-Sands wearing a dress made of tennis balls to a pre-Wimbledon party last week:
- “She was definitely the belle of the ball!”
- “All eye-balls were definitely on her!”
- “I would rate this dress a ten … nis!”
- “This dress is a Grand Slam!”
- “A dress made of tennis balls? What’s not to love?”
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Earlier this week, Jessica was offended that the Wimbledon website was asking fans to vote for the tennis players in the tournament they found most attractive. I, on the other hand, have little to no problem with it. I mean, it’s just a fact that athletes are often good-looking and I definitely don’t mind ogling some hot bodies. Which is why I thought it was a high time to play a little game of Shun, Shag, or Marry with the hot guys who make Wimbledon must-see TV. After the jump, my selections. Feel free to share yours after the jump. Keep reading »
For shame, Wimbledon: the tennis tournament’s website is asking fans to vote on its most attractive players. Yesterday, the vote was about “best-looking” male players (Roger Federer won) and today the vote is about “best-looking” women players. The vote isn’t even about something that involves a little bit of skill or personality, like the best on court-style: it’s just a straight up beauty contest hosted on the tournament’s web site. Keep reading »